Singapore in spotlight at Taiwan NPM arts festival

Taiwan News  
Date: 2018/10/04
By: Taiwan Today,Agencies

A replica of Singapore’s iconic Merlion is set to welcome visitors to the 2018 NPM Asian Art Festival

The arts, culture and cuisine of Singapore will be celebrated at the monthlong Asian Art Festival that kicks off Oct. 6 at National Palace Museum Southern Branch.

Focusing on a different country from the region each year, the event underscores the efforts of the institution in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi County to improve local understanding of the diversity of Asian civilizations, according to NPMSB.

A major highlight of the festival is an exhibition on the traditional culture and lifestyles of the Southeast Asian country’s Peranakan— descendants of Chinese immigrants to the region between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Visitors will learn about tok panjang—a lavish feast reserved for special occasions like Lunar New Year or family reunions—and the sarong kebaya, a smart long-sleeved blouse paired with a tubular skirt.    [FULL  STORY]

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