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Chinese Culture Preservation in Singapore When walking through the Chinatown, people can easily see the red decorations like Chinese knots and paper-cut for window decoration. When meandering on the street during Spring Festival, the Lion Dances are also performed in front of some shopping center attractively. All these things make us feel the strong Chinese cultural atmosphere. Although being thousands miles away from China, Chinese culture is still preserved well in Singapore. To preserve and pass on the excellent concepts, customs and culture achievements, along with holding the distinguished Chinese characteristics and finally making Chinese culture be an indispensable part in the Singapore culture , many things have been done and…show more content…
In the meantime, the media spread the dialects, thoughts and customs to the society, making Chinese culture have a greater influence in Singapore. Mandarin is generally propagated through many Chinese TV media and radio channels in Singapore; besides, there are also some dialect news broadcasting channels. Additionally, newspapers like Lianhe Zaobao, the most popular Chinese newspaper that circulates in Singapore, which mainly publishes China news, Chinese culture as well as Chinese literature, make the Chinese culture into people’s daily life (Anonymous, 2010). Last but not least, it is actually families which pass on the culture and live with it as the most fundamental practitioners in the process of passing on the culture. Many Chinese Singaporeans speak Mandarin or dialects like Cantonese among family members. That really helps the kids to practice the language every day and enhance their capability of speaking their own language. During Chinese festivals, regardless of whether they have public holidays or not, traditional activities will always be held in family. For example, the Chinese Singaporean may eat moon cakes to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival. Furthermore, parents will teach their kids about the good concept of family
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