R.A.W. holds firmly on the belief that traditional music cultures can be embraced by all nationalities regardless of their age and backgrounds. Our ability to accept, tolerate and embrace each other cultures is critical in our society. 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehab Centre XMAS Celebration

Celebrating the festive season with a charity performance for the patients at the TTSH Rehab Centre with our fusion of Jazz and Chinese traditional music.

22 Dec 2017 | TTSH Rehab Centre, Singapore

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 A community project that strengthens our social core and unites the community by promoting acceptance and tolerance of cultural diversities through musical art. For more information, please click here.

8 to 18  Nov 2017 | Various Locations in Singapore 

microsoft singapore inspire partner conference

An original piece composed specially for Microsoft to showcase the integration of technology and cultures. Featuring Chinese Ruan 阮, Malay Darbuka, Kendang, Gangsa and Modern Electronic Music.

5 October 2017 | Singapore Chinese Cultural Central

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A charity performance showcasing the fusion of traditional  Chinese Ruan 阮 with Classical Jazz.

9 September 2017 | Singapore Expo


aliwal arts night crawl 2017

by Lion and Moon Lady

Be mesmerised by the mythical love story between the Daughter of the Ocean and the Prince of the Land in this ethereal collaboration of traditional Chinese and Malay Javanese instruments.

19 August 2017 | Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore 


sesaji segoro - daughter of the ocean

An Original Opera rich in Traditional Cultures showcasing Ruan (阮), Traditional Javanese Vocal and Indian Dances accompanied with 15-piece Gamelan Ensemble.

5 August 2017 | Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore 

Singapore Island Country Club May Day Charity 2017

It was such a honor for Neil Chua and Priyadarshini Nagarajah to performed for the President of the Republic of Singapore Dr, Tony Tan and distinguished guests for the Singapore Island Country Club May Day Charity 2017.

1 May 2017 | Singapore Island Country Club 

Christmas Melodies in the Flower Dome

An amazing performance with Jazz Guitarist Alvin Wong at the beautiful Gardens by the Bay!

An unique combination of traditional Ruan (阮) with Jazz Guitar. 

4 December 2016 | Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Solo International Performing Art Festival 2016 (SIPA)

Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA) is an international event of performing arts showcasing the spirit of togetherness from Solo to the world that every substance can be the spirit of performing arts.

Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA) is the spirit of movement to preserve the world culture with its culture through performing arts. SIPA 2016 not only emphasizes traditional and modern performing arts but also highlights the spirit of togetherness.
The energy of performing arts derived from cultural diversity will be unified through the same spirit. 

We are proud to represent Singapore & Malaysia and Neil Chua will once again be able to showcase Ruan (阮) to the world audience!


8 - 10 September 2016 | Benteng Vastenburg Solo, Indonesia

Asian Performing Arts Market (APAMS 2016)

Lion and Moon Lady performing 'Sesaji Segoro - The Daughter of the Ocean' for the Asian Performing Arts Market (APAMS) in Japan.

A original production rich in traditional Chinese and Javanese cultures

23 -24 July 2016 | Takamatsu, Kagawa - Japan · 


Deep within the ocean lies the majestic palace of the Daughter of the Ocean. She ruled the ocean with her love and kindness. One day, she saw a fleet of ships cruising across the sea. Leading the fleet, stood the Prince of the Land, handsome and strong. He commanded the fleet with authority and wisdom just like his mentor, the Great Lion.

She was mesmerized by his charm and followed the Prince blessing his voyeur. As fate would put it, the Prince saw her and his heart melts. Her beauty was like the blossoming spring flowers and seeing her swimming in the crystal clear water was like a dance gifted from the Moon Goddess.

They fell in love.

For days and nights, they shadowed each other. Time stood still as they shared every moment together. Unknown to them, the world they ruled are falling apart as they neglect their duties. Storming oceans and war torn countries, their world is in pain.

Soon, the Daughter of Ocean realized the damage they caused. She wept in silence. If she chose to go on land with her Prince, the ocean will have endless storm but if her Prince was to go to her ocean palace, the land will be in chaos. She travelled to the far end of Mother Earth to seek solace from the Moon Goddess and guidance from the Great Lion. She has to choose. The world or her Prince. A painful choice she has to make.

As the world continued to tear itself apart, the Daughter of the Ocean made up her mind. Covered in tears, she gave her love to the world. She left the Prince and relinquished into the deep cold ocean, alone and in pain. She wept endless tears for her Prince but her pain and suffering is her greatest gift for the world. A gift from the Daughter of the Ocean for peace and harmony.

Setouchi Triennale 瀬戸内国際芸術祭

Representing Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Lion and Moon Lady performing for the Setouchi Triennale in Japan presenting the premiering the 30mins excerpt of 'Sesaji Segoro - The Daughter of the Ocean'.

18 - 22 July 2016 | Takamatsu, Takamijima, Tadotsu, Kagawa - Japan · 

Workshop – Learn to Love Ruan

An interactive workshop held at The Perpustakaan Sultan Ismail, Lincoln Corner in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 4 April 2016. Neil introduced Ruan (阮) to students from 6 different schools, teachers and musicians from different fields attending.

Music is truly without borders!

4 April 2016 | Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Workshops – OneBeat Sharing Session in Malaysia, 18 Feb 2016

Neil Chua and Ng Chor Guan shared their experiences of the International Music Culture Exchange Programme OneBeat at The Galeri Inspirasi at Perpustakaan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18 Feb 2016.

18 February 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop

The mission of Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop (GMW) is to foster a community of globally minded musicians engaged in learning from one another’s traditions and incorporating them into their own artistic voices. In addition to Yo-Yo Ma’s participation in select activities, the artist-faculty will teach styles of music from across the world. GMW is directed by Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block.

Neil Chua was privileged to be invited to participate in Yoyo Ma’s Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop 2015

8 – 12 June 2015 | Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Memoirs. De Melodies 吟遊

Melodies evoke emotions. It brings about sensations, which we all experience differently. Often times, it takes us to a different world, telling us stories that are either familiar, or leaving us as a complete stranger.

Holding firmly on the belief that traditional music culture can be embraced by all nationalities and regardless of their backgrounds, Memoirs. De Melodies 吟遊 is a melodious journey to feel the emotions which the composers experienced. A journey through time to feel their love, anger, oppression, sadness and triumph. Every piece will have its own story to tell.

1 & 2 July 2015, 8pm | 2015年7月1至2日,晚上8点

Esplanade Recital Studio| 滨海艺术中心音乐室

40th Klang Music Festival 2014 – 40届巴生歌乐节

The Annual Klang Music Festival was held from 23-24 August 2014 and Neil Chua was honored to be invited to perform in his hometown in front of more than 2,000 guests. The Festival was organized by numerous local associations and was graced by Members of Parliament from the State of Selangor.

Neil took the opportunity to perform a solo piece named - The Sword (剑器)and I he invited 3 of his best friends Ms. Ong May Yu, Mr. Raymond Choo and Mr. Lam Zi Peng to perform 2 pieces, Chrysanthemum Flower Bed (菊花台) made famous by popular Taiwanese Singer, Jay Chow and Tuesday Gathering (周二聚会)a piece about friendships.

23 & 24 August 2014 | Klang, Malaysia

OneBeat initiative by the US Department of State

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is proud to announce that musician Mr. Neil Chua has been selected to represent Malaysia in the International Music Exchange Programme known as OneBeat in the United States of America, an initiative by the US Department of State.

8 Oct - 5 Nov 2014  | Los Angeles, Arizona, and New Mexico