Mr Shaun Chen first started out as a model and was talent-spotted by Mediacorp in 2003. His affable and friendly nature soon won over Chinese drama producers who immediately cast him in the 100-episode series “Holland V”, in which his character “Xiao Xin”, a successful businessman suffering from temporary memory loss, made him a household name. Mr Chen won the Best Actor Award for his role in The Journey: Tumultuous Times at the 2015 Star Awards.
Dr Foo Tee Tuan is Director of Centre for Chinese Studies at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He is also Assistant Leader of the Culture Group in the Ministry of Education’s Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL).
As a child, Dr Foo received his formal education in Chinese-medium schools, and now cares deeply about Chinese education in Singapore. As the father of a Primary Three student, he pays close attention to his child’s learning of Chinese. How can children acquire a good command of Chinese in a predominantly English-speaking society? This is a question he seeks to answer when he is with his child, and Chinese movies, television programmes, comics, Mandopop and daily father-son conversations in Chinese provide some answers to that question.