An ultimate study journey to discover Chinese culture abroad
Singapore has an ethnical majority of Han Chinese and has been described by some as a Chinese island surrounded by Malay culture. The ancestors of many Singaporean China were originally from the Fujian Province in China. Most of the first Chinese to arrive in Singapore, Penang and Malacca married local Malay women and this union gave rise to a community of “Straits Chinese.” Peranakan (Malay for born here) are Chinese who married Malays and adopted the Malay styles of dress and cuisine. Students will explore the history of Chinatown in Singapore, life of the Chinese in Singapore, Chinese immigrants in Singapore, and Chinese customs among Chinese in Southeast Asia.
Singapore has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccinated Travel Framework to facilitate the resumption of travel. From 1 April 2022, all fully vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel to Singapore with simplified COVID-19 measures in place. This new travel framework replaces previous SafeTravel Lanes such as the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), and applies to all travellers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents.