Malaysia-Singapore Triennial Cultural Showcase 2023 

  • 01:06 PM, 8 Oct, 2023

(Singapore October 8, 2023) Malaysia, through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), organized the Malaysia-Singapore Triennial Cultural Showcase 2023 (TCS 2023) from 6 to 8 October 2023 in Singapore.

TCS 2023 is a continuation of Titian Budaya programme, which fosters and improves bilateral relations between Malaysia and ASEAN member countries, especially in the field of arts, culture and heritage.

The first Malaysia-Singapore Titian Budaya was organised by Malaysia in Singapore in 2008.

The programme offered Singaporeans a captivating glimpse into the diverse tapestry of Malaysian art, history and culture. Programme highlights included a cultural showcase, fashion show, performance by the Malaysian Traditional Orchestra, art exhibition and Malaysian Film Week.

In 2015, Singapore hosted the 2nd Titian Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, marking the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries. Following the programme’s success, the leaders of both countries issued a joint statement at the 2016 Malaysia-Singapore Leader's Retreat, committing to hold regular cultural showcases every three years.

Singapore organised the inaugural Malaysia-Singapore Triennial Cultural Showcase in Kuala Lumpur from 16 to 24 November 2019. Malaysians were entertained with live music performances by Malaysian and Singaporean indie bands, art exhibitions, crafts sales, theatre performances, as well as unique gastronomy offerings.

In the spirit of continued friendship and good will among its citizens, it is now Malaysia’s turn to celebrate the variety and colourful heritage shared by both countries.

Over the course of three days, TCS 2023 took place in Marina Square and selected locations around Singapore. With the theme Malaysia Truly Asia, TCS 2023 Cultural Showcase, Travel Malaysia 2023 in Conjunction with TCS 2023 and TCS Pocket Shows each showcased a different facet of Malaysia's rich artistic and cultural traditions.

A three-day expo was held at the Central Atrium of Marina Square. Throughout the programme, visitors enjoyed captivating cultural performances, explored craft exhibitions and sales, witnessed heritage food demonstrations, engaged in craft and traditional games interactive sessions, as well as dance workshops.


Pop up pocket shows were held in high-traffic areas like Arab Street and the Merlion. The short performances gave audiences a preview of Malaysian performing arts. Passersby were invited to ‘joget’ together.

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