Mandarin Melodies: From Words to Lyrics

Mandarin Melodies: From Words to Lyrics

Ever wondered what makes Chinese song lyrics so special? Unleash your inner lyricist and join us in discovering the magic of lyric-writing with our guests in a fun game show!


Date: Thursday, 6 July 2023

Time: 7:30pm (registration starts at 7:00pm)

Venue: River Room, Level 2

  Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555


Join us in-person to receive a free goodie bag and free entry to the ACM’s special exhibition - Andrew Gn: Fashioning Singapore and the World!




*All decisions final. Vouchers are available for participants based in Singapore (only).

Programme will be conducted predominantly in Mandarin.






Lyricist, Author, Educator

Xiaohan is one of Asia’s most prolific and awarded Mandopop lyricists, having won over 30 awards for her lyrics. Xiaohan is also the first and only Singaporean lyricist to be nominated for the prestigious Taiwan Golden Melody Award and has written over 400 lyrics for artistes such as Eason Chan, Jolin Tsai, EXO, JJ Lin, A*Mei, Tanya Chua, Khalil Fong, Zhang Jie and Stefanie Sun.

Aside from writing, Xiaohan is one of the founders of music label “Funkie Monkies” with fellow songwriter, producer/musician Eric Ng. Together they had trained and groomed thousands of songwriters under the training wing FM Pop Music School. She is also the Creative Director of The Songwriter Music College, and also regularly gives talks to secondary school students to inspire them to improve their Chinese language through Mandarin songs.


Ric Liu

Ric Liu is a Singaporean actor, singer, director, playwright, photographer and designer. He is also from Singapore music groups, MengFM (formerly known as Dreamz FM) and The Lilac Saints.


Sugie Phua

Sugie Phua is a singer, actor and host in Singapore. Sugie began his career in entertainment when he became one of the male finalists for the inaugural Project Superstar (2005), Channel U’s singing contest. He later ranked top 7 in the Taiwanese international singing competition One Million Star 3 (2008). He began his theatrical debut in The Theatre Practice’s Liao Zhai Rocks! and has gone on to perform in various musical and theatrical productions.


Yap Hui Xin

Hui Xin is a talented actress and host who has shot numerous TV dramas and movies. Her most recent movie included Diam Diam Era 2 as well as Late Night Ride. She is also popular on TikTok, amassing nearly 70k followers. She is also one of the anchor hosts for Lazada and she just completed a Viddsee Series “The Break Up to do List”. 

Natalie Chua

Natalie graduated from Beijing Film Academy and is a talented actress who has done roles on Channel U’s SHUSH. She also took part in a brand new VIU Singapore web series “Sip & Tell”. Natalie also took on the happy-go-lucky role of Tau Huay in TiTouDao 2. She has a following of nearly 60k on TikTok and is a favourite for collaborators on TikTok. She has previously worked with brands such as Disney+, OctaFX and many more.


Jeff Goh

Known for his unique style of live hosting, radio presenting and sound productions, Jeff distinguishes himself and emerges as one of the well-remembered personalities in the entertainment scene. Being highly entertaining, versatile and responsive on stage, and effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin emceeing, Jeff has hosted over thousands of live events from live concerts, press conferences, launches, gala dinners, festivals etc.


With his quick-witted adaptability and creative humour, Jeff never fails to leave an impression to clients and audiences!



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