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FORUM: Mari Kita Berbual-Bual: on Chinese-Malay Intercultural Exchange


  • National Gallery Singapore 1 Saint Andrew's Road Singapore, 178957 Singapore (map)

TranslateSingapore 2016 presents a 2-day main forum that looks at the cultural interflows between the two largest language communities in Singapore – Chinese and Malay. The festival shines a light on the lives and contributions of our pioneer Chinese-Malay translators, with participation in the forum from leading practitioners and scholars in the field.

The translators have devoted their lives to bridging the two worlds through translating literary works, building dictionaries, compiling journals and publishing scholarly research. Even as English increasingly became the main language of work and social interaction in Singapore, they have remained passionately involved in providing the means for the two cultures to connect more directly.

Four panels are scheduled as part of this forum. For more information about the exact dates and times of these panels, do visit their event website listed below.


VENUE: Glass Room, National Gallery Singapore
ADDRESS: 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957
EVENT WEBSITE: The Select Centre

DATE AND TIME
24-25 Sep 2016, various timings

Earlier Event: September 23
PERFORMANCE: Murder Most Foul