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j cr c bye l e cti on&ccaf ai r Us ua l l yt hene x tJ CRCi snomi na t eda sdel ega t esbef or et hel ongv a c a t i onbr ea k , butl a s ty ea rwedi dnotma na get oel ec ta Cul t ur a l Di r ec t orf or2017/ 2018. Ass uc h, aby el ec t i onwa shel df orournewCul t ur a l Di r ec t or , Y a ngPengf ei ( E v a n) . E v a nout l i nedhi spl a nsf orhi st er m,a i mi ngt obr i ngev er yRa ffles i a nt oget hert hr oughc ul t ur a la r t s ,t opr ov i dec ul t ur a l e x pos ur esf orev er yr es i dent , a ndt oc r ea t eav i br a nty ea ra hea dwi t ht hehel pofc ul t ur a l a r t s . Hehopest oa c hi ev et hi swi t hs ev er a l i ni t i a t i v es ,r s tofwhi c hi st hei nt r oduc t i onofi nt er c ul t ur a l gr oupc ol l a bor a t i ons . Wea r e l ook i ngf or wa r dt ot hedi ffer entc ul t ur a l gr oupsi nRHc ombi ni ngt oc r ea t eout s t a ndi ngper f or ma nc esf orusi nt hef ut ur e . He a l s os t a t edhi sdes i r et ohos topenc l a s s esf orourc ul t ur a l gr oups , mea ni ngt hea v er a geRa ffles i a n, l i k ey oua ndme , c a nl ea r nt o per f or m ons t a gel i k eourpeer s .

T heCCAF a i rbega na sonewoul de x pec t ; wi t ht her ev er ber a t i ngs oundsoft a bl esa ndc ha i r sbei ngmov edbyv a r i ousCCA hea ds . Mos tpeopl eunder s t a ndCCAsa sa ni mpor t a ntpa r toft heha l l c ul t ur ea ndt hi swa sper ha pst heonl yc ha nc ei nay ea r wher eonec oul dobs er v ea l l t hes eCCAsi na c t i ona tt hes a met i me . Mor ei mpor t a nt l y , t hi swa st heoppor t uni t yt odi s pl a yt he c ha r a c t er sa ndper s ona l i t i esoft hev a r i ousCCAs . I twa sc l ea rf r om t heget got ha tt hehea dsunder s t oodt hi s . L i ght swer es et upa tRHMPs i deoft hef a i rwhi l eBoa r dofPhot ogr a phydi s pl a y edt hel onges tl ens est ha ta nyf r es hma nwoul dha v es een. E a c h i t em wa sat ool t odr a wt heey esoft hef r es hma na st heywa l k edi nt ot hef a i ra r ea . T hec l os es tdes c r i pt i ont ha tonec oul dgi v et odes c r i bet hef a i rwoul dbeaPa s a rMa l a m( Ni ghtMa r k et ) c ommonl yf oundi nt he hea r t l a ndsofS i nga por e . L i k es uc hni ghtma r k et s , t her ewer ega mes , t her ewer ef r eebi esa ndmos ti mpor t a nt l yac a c ophonyof noi s ema debyt hev a r i ous“ s t a l l owner s ” . Oneoft hemos tc omi c a l i nt er l udesoft hef a i ri nc l udedt he“ ba t t l eoft hemi k es ” wher ebyv a r i ousCCAhea dst ookc ont r ol of t hemi k esa nds c r ea meda tt het opoft hei rv oi c esi na na t t emptt odr a wt heea r sofa nywa nder i ngf r es hma n. Oc c a s i ona l l yone c oul dhea rapl ea di ngc a l l f r om adi s t a ntmi k e: “ Pl ea s edon’ ty el l i nt omymi k es ” T hev oi c e?Noneot hert ha nt het ec ht ea m hea dJ enni f er . Wha twa smos ts t r i k i ngwa st hec ont r a s tbet weent heener gyel i c i t edbyCCAhea dsa ga i ns tt hes hy , demur edemea noroft he f r es hmen. Butonec a ne x pec tt hi st obeat empor a r ys t a t ea st hef r es hmenpa r t i c i pa t ea ndma s t erv a r i ouss k i l l sf r om t hei r di ffer entCCAs ookf or wa r dt os uc haf ut ur e; wher et hef r es hmena t t emptt obemor eener get i ct ha nt heCCAhea dsoft oda y . At a l l or der , Wel gi v ent heeffor tputi nbyt hi sy ea r ’ sCCAhea ds , buta st heys a y“ S hootf ort hemoon. E v eni fy oumi s s , y ou’ l l l a nda mongt he s t a r s . ”

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