Published on 04 May 2021

Xinyao pioneer, bilingual theatre group lauded

The Straits Times, page C5, 4 Mayhttps://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community/xinyao-pioneer-bilingual-theatre-group-lauded

Dr Liang Wern Fook, a pioneer of xinyao – a movement of locally composed Mandarin pop songs from the 1980s – and bilingual theatre institution, The Theatre Practice, have received the Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award (SCCCA). Thirty-six individuals and 16 organisations were nominated by the public for the awards and recipients were selected by a panel of judges led by Professor Eddie Kuo, founding dean and professor emeritus of NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.