Mid-Autumn Festival concerts, workshops, stargazing activities to be held by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre from Sep 29 – Oct 1

Attendees can also look forward to food and merchandise giveaways at the event.

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Published: 6 September 2023, 1:39 PM

Those who are looking to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival can attend concerts, workshops and several other activities including stargazing from Sep 29 to Oct 1 at Shenton Way.

The event, titled Mid-Autumn Family FUN, is jointly organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO).

It features a lantern-making workshop and an arts-and-craft emoji mooncake workshop, which are open to the public.

Visitors can also head to the roof garden of SCCC during the event to stargaze at the night sky, with telescopes provided by the Science Centre Singapore. In addition, a riddle-solving activity will be held.

A makers’ market featuring over 50 local and international vendors will be set up on Sep 29, 30 and Oct 1 at the Singapore Conference Hall. Handmade crafts, fashion collectibles and art pieces will be up for sale at the market.

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Ticketed activities include a concert on Sep 29 organised by SCO, which features dizi player Zeng Zhi. Titled Ancient Moon, Present Light, the concert will present classic songs like Moonlit Night on a Spring River and Blossoms under the Full Moon performed in their original styles. Tickets to the concert are available from $20 to $80.

Another highlight includes a crosstalk, also known as a Mandarin comedy performance by Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award recipient Han Lao Da. Tickets are priced at $30 each. The crosstalk will be held at Level 9 of the SCCC Auditorium on Oct 1.

A planetarium activity will be held at the Singapore Conference Hall at selected timings on Sep 30. Priced at $9 per person, attendees can view a light show of the solar system and learn different facts about each planet.

From 1pm onwards on Sep 29, visitors can look forward to a giveaway for drinks and traditional Mid-Autumn piglet baskets, limited to the first 200 redemptions. Tidbits including ice-cream, kachang putih, popcorn, candy floss, cookies and biscuits will also be given out.

A limited edition tote bag can also be redeemed at the SCCC reception counter with a purchase of four tickets to any Mid-Autumn Family FUN activity.

More information about the event schedule can be found via SCCC’s website.

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