Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

30 Sep 2017 - 01 Oct 2017

10:00am – 9:30pm

The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival), which falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese community around the world. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 presents an exciting weekend of festive offerings suitable for the young and young at heart, including heritage trails, guided tours, lantern walkabouts, craft workshops, and evening music performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Join us at Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 to learn more about the history and cultural significance of this much-loved Chinese festival!

Activities are free unless otherwise stated.

 

Snowskin Mooncake Workshop

Learn how to make these delicious Mid-Autumn delicacies and bring home tasty treats for your family!
Fees apply. Register here.
Date: 30 Sep
Time: 2pm – 3pm (first session); 3.30pm – 4.30pm (second session)
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)
Admission: $10 (admits two people)

 

Cellophane Lantern Workshop

Complete your Mid-Autumn experience and have fun sculpting your very own cellophane lantern! Express your creativity in this traditional craft session and bring your lantern to life.
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.
Date: 1 Oct
Time: 2pm – 3pm (first session); 3.30pm – 4.30pm (second session)
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Fringe Activities


From caricature drawing to carnival games, there’s something for everyone at Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017. Collect your activity passport at our Reception Desk and try your hand at our activities booths to win exclusive prizes! Activities include Houyi Archery Game, Caricature Drawing, Chinese Paper-cutting, and Mid-Autumn Virtual Lanterns by StarHub. 

Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 12.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Snack Booths

 

What’s a festival without some yummy treats? Feast on these festive delights while you learn more about Mid-Autumn Festival! Snacks include mooncake and pomelo tasting, traditional ice cream, Kueh Tutu, cup corn, and hot dogs (halal).
Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 12.30pm – 9.30pm

 

MUSEUM LABEL Pop-up Shop

Indulge in life’s little pleasures with MUSEUM LABEL, the retail brand operated by National Heritage Board. Through vivid storytelling, relatable cultural experiences, and close collaborations with community and partners, MUSEUM LABEL gives life to our heritage through well-designed merchandise. Shop for quirky souvenirs and knick-knacks at MUSEUM LABEL’s exclusive pop-up shop!
Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 12.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Storytelling

Do you know why we eat mooncakes during Mid-Autumn Festival, or how the legend of Chang’E came to be? Explore the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival at this special interactive storytelling session and learn more about the connection between the Moon Goddess, Jade Rabbit, and our much-love mooncakes!
No registration required. Story titles differ daily.
Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 5pm – 6pm (Mandarin); 6.30pm – 7.30pm (English)
Venue: Gallery 4 (Level 2)

 

Public Talk: Auspicious Design and Hidden Meanings in Peranakan Altar Cloths

Altar cloths were used to decorate the fronts of Peranakan altars during Chinese New Year or other special occasions. Come learn more about the auspicious motifs featured on Peranakan altar cloths and how they have been re-imagined and adapted on batik versions to better suit the Peranakan community in Southeast Asia.
Conducted in English. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 30 Sep
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Public Talk: Art of Tea Appreciation

Enjoy aromatic Chinese tea and learn more about the delicate art of tea brewing and appreciation.
Conducted in Mandarin. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.
Date: 1 Oct
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

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!
No registration required.
Date: 30 Sep
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Mandarin); 1.30pm – 2.30pm (English)
Venue: Reception Area

 

Permanent Galleries Guided Tour

Take a tour of the memorial hall’s many galleries and learn more about Singapore’s role in the 1911 Revolution.
No registration required.
Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Mandarin); 3pm – 4pm (English)
Venue: Reception Area

 

Balestier Heritage & Food Trail

Uncover the history of Balestier and embark on the ever-popular Balestier Heritage & Food Trail to explore various heritage sites and sample delicious local delights along the way.
Conducted in English and Mandarin. Register here.
Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Reception Area

 

Monument Trail: A Bungalow & A Revolution

The Memorial Hall (former Sun Yat Sen Villa) is an important instrument in Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s revolution against the Qing imperial government. Partake in our Mid-Autumn lantern walkabout while exploring the architectural story behind the villa and its role in the 1911 Revolution!
Fees apply. Conducted in English. Register here
Date: 30 Sep – 1 Oct
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Venue: Reception Area
Admission: $5 per person. Includes a bottle of mineral water and a traditional cellophane lantern.

 

Evening Concert

Experience wonder and delight in this dynamic showcase of cultural and contemporary arts. From thrilling LED dragon dance performances to rockin’ ‘live’ bands and soothing instrumental sets, this is one concert that shouldn’t be missed.

LED Dragon Dance, Chinese Instrumental Ensemble, Wing Chun Martial Arts Show, Chinese Drums, NUS CAC Voices, LED Duo Diabolo
Date: 30 Sep 
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

 
LED Duo Diabolo, Chinese Instrumental Ensemble
Date: 1 Oct
Time: 7.30pm – 8pm
 

Outdoor Movie Screening: The Lego Batman Movie

Enjoy a movie under the stars – grab a seat on the lawn and catch an outdoor screening of The Lego Batman Movie.

Date: 1 Oct 
Time: 8pm – 9.30pm