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Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
16 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
10:00am - 9:30pm
Free Admission

Usher in the Year of the Dog at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Lunar New Year celebrations! Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2018 presents an exciting line-up of festive offerings suitable for the young and old, including energetic Lion and Dragon dance performances, auspicious calligraphy, geomancy talks, and craft bazaars for the little ones. Toss to good fortune in a mass lohei session, challenge your friends in our Kampung Games, get your fortune predictions, enjoy an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts, and more.

Our festive dog installations also promise to make for great photo-moments this Lunar New Year. Join us in celebrating this much-loved Chinese festival and learn more about the origins, customs and traditions behind Lunar New Year!

Activities are free unless otherwise stated.

Auspicious Lion & Dragon Dance Performance

Revel in the festivities and usher in the Lunar New Year at the Memorial Hall with an exciting lion dance performance! Don’t forget to witness the majestic dragon dance and rub shoulders with our God of Fortune for an auspicious year ahead. 
Date: 16 Feb
Time: 10.00am (lion and dragon dance)

Date: 24 Feb
Time: 1.30pm (lion dance); 7.30pm (LED dragon dance)

Date: 25 Feb
Time: 1.30pm (dragon dance); 7.30pm (LED lion dance)

Festival of Spring Prosperity Toss

Join visitors from all walks of life in the Memorial Hall’s first-ever mass outdoor lohei, and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity for the Lunar New Year! 
Date: 24 Feb
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Lawn
Admission: Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration starts at 1.00pm on the Lawn.

Festival of Spring Family Telematch

Gear up for some family fun in our festive telematch! Four parent-child teams will get to compete in a series of interactive games, with plenty of prizes to be won. 
Date: 25 Feb
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Lawn
Admission: Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration starts at 4.30pm on the Lawn.

Festival of Spring Activity Booths

Collect your activity passport at our Reception Desk and try your hand at our activities booths to win a mystery prize! Activities are free and include fortune-telling, DIY Chinese calligraphy, traditional kampung games, popcorn, candyfloss, and a roving God of Fortune! 
Date: 24 & 25 Feb
Time: 12.30pm – 8.30pm

Playtime with Pups (Action for Singapore Dogs)

SYSNMH is proud to join hands with ASD to present a line-up of enriching programmes suitable for all ages, including an interactive puppy play-pen for animal lovers. Meet and mingle with rescued pups and learn how you can help them at the ASD booth!

Date: 24 & 25 Feb
Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Lawn
Admission: No registration required

Chinese Dragon Puppet Workshop

Learn the symbolism of these mythical beasts in Chinese culture, and ring in the Year of the Dog with your very own Chinese dragon puppet!
Date: 24 Feb 
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Session 1); 11.30am – 12.30pm (Session 2)
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)
Admission: Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Chinese Pellet Drums Workshop

Get crafty - learn how to make a traditional Chinese pellet drum in this fun workshop, and bring home a cultural souvenir!
Date: 25 Feb 
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Session 1); 11.30am – 12.30pm (Session 2)
Admission: No registration required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Learn what makes the pen mightier than the sword in this hands-on workshop! Perfect for beginners, this workshop will be led by Mr Ma Shuang Lu, renowned calligrapher and practitioner of Chinese cultural arts.
Date: 24 & 25 Feb 
Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Admission: No registration required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Zodiac Animals Mask Painting

Are you a fearless dragon, a docile rabbit, or even a charming snake? Design your very own zodiac face-mask in this drop-in craft workshop, and transform yourself into your zodiac animal! 
Date: 25 Feb
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Lawn
Admission: No registration required

Fables and Fairytales: Stories for Children

Discover the legends and myths behind Lunar New Year in our popular storytelling sessions conducted by local authors and veteran storytellers! Each session will feature a different story and craft activity.
Date: 24 & 25 Feb
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Chi); 4pm – 5pm (Eng) 
Venue: Gallery 4 (Level 2)
Admission: No registration required

Fengshui and You: Geomancy Talk 2018

Find out what the Year of the Dog has in store for you! Learn how to increase your personal harmony and happiness in this talk led by Master Mark Tan of Way Fengshui Group.
Date: 24 & 25 Feb
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: Lawn
Topics: Career, Health (24 Feb); Love, Luck (25 Feb)
Admission: No registration required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Caring for Pups (Action for Singapore Dogs)

Join ASD’s series of fun and interactive talks on responsible pet ownership, specially curated for younger audiences so they may learn how to properly care for their furry friends.
Date: 24 & 25 Feb
Time: 3.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Lawn
Admission: No registration required.

Monument Tour: A Bungalow & A Revolution

The Memorial Hall (former Sun Yat Sen Villa) was an important instrument in Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s revolution against the Qing imperial government. Learn more about the villa’s rich history in this monument tour!
Date: 24 Feb 
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm
Venue: Reception Area
Admission: $5.00 (includes bottled water and a limited edition jigsaw puzzle set). Register here. Conducted in English.

Balestier Heritage & Food Trail

Uncover the history of Balestier and embark on the Balestier Heritage & Food Trail to explore heritage sites and sample delicious local delights along the way.  
Date: 25 Feb 
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm
Venue: Reception Area
Admission: $5.00 (includes bottled water and a traditional snack). Register here. Conducted in English and Mandarin.

Special Exhibition Guided Tour

Learn more about the secret motifs embedded in children’s clothing and accessories from the late Qing to early Republican period with our volunteer guides as they take you through the Memorial Hall’s special exhibition, Stitches of Love: Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories! 
Date: 24 Feb
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Chi); 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Eng)
Venue: Reception Area

Permanent Galleries Guided Tour

Take a tour of the Memorial Hall’s permanent galleries and learn more about the revolutionary Dr Sun Yat Sen and Singapore’s role in the 1911 Revolution.
Date: 24 Feb
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Eng)
Date: 25 Feb
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Chi); 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Eng)

Festival of Spring Evening Concert

Experience wonder and delight in this dynamic showcase of cultural and contemporary arts.
Date: 24 Feb 
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Lawn
Performances: LED Dragon Dance, Face-changing, CJ Bubble Show, LED Duo Diabolo, NUS Geyao Music Club

Outdoor Movie Screenings

Enjoy a movie under the stars – bring your picnic mats and catch an outdoor screening of these popular films!
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Date: 24 Feb 
Time: 4.30pm 
Venue: Lawn

Wukong
Date: 25 Feb 
Time: 7.30pm

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