Esplanade Presents


Getai in Retrospect

Presented as part of A Date with Friends 2022
Various Artists (Singapore)

5 Mar 2022, Sat, 7.30pm

2hrs 15mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

Sold Out


Come celebrate the legacy of getai through music, storytelling and multimedia presentations!


A literal translation of “song-stage” from Mandarin, getai is a unique facet of Chinese culture and heritage in Singapore that comprises live entertainment with open-air performances of song, music and dance, with performers typically utilising Chinese dialects such as Hokkien on stage. Over the last 50 years, getai has continued to develop through innovations in stage design and musical offerings, comparable to those of contemporary music concerts.


Hosted by household names Marcus Chin and Lee Pei Fen, Getai in Retrospect features ten getai artists across generations. Watch veterans such as Huang Qing Yuan, Lin Ru Ping and Li Jin Cai take the stage alongside established artists Yuan Jin, Josephine Lam and Jason Chung, as well as new generation artists 2Z Sisters and Anddi Goh.


A programme of PopLore, in celebration of Esplanade's 20th anniversary.
Discover and relive the epic, storied and exhilarating journeys of different generations through Singapore popular music and culture.


From 1 Jan 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform Pre-Event Testing in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated# against COVID-19.


#Full vaccination refers to:

  • having received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems
  • recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the last 180 days


All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app (version 2.11 and above) or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Mandarin & various dialects
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Date & Time

5 Mar 2022, Sat


Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets & Prices
Cat 1 $45
Cat 2 $35

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