Mid-Autumn festival programmes to be hosted at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall till Oct 1; features giant panda installations

The Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Open House will also run from Sep 23 to 24.

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Published: 29 August 2023, 5:24 PM

Singaporeans can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and enjoy various Chinese cultural activities together at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) from now to Oct 1.

Organised by the National Heritage Board and SYSNMH, the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates the festive occasion with installations and programmes fit for visitors of all ages.

The Festival is highlighted by outdoor lantern installation, which is done up by SYSNMH on an annual basis. This year’s rendition – titled A Mid-Autumn Paw-trait – in particular features giant panda lanterns that were specially made through a collaboration with toymaker 52TOYS and World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore.

Visitors can drop by and take pictures with the giant panda lanterns from now to Oct 1 at the Memorial Hall’s lawn area. The lanterns will be available for photo-taking from 10am to 9pm daily during this time.


The giant panda lanterns will sit in front at SYSNMH’s lawn in a relaxed and stretching position respectively. PHOTO CREDITS: NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD


Aside from the lantern installation, SYSNMH will also hold the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Open House from Sep 23 to 24. During this time, a series of programmes will be open for participation while visitors can roam around the Memorial Hall free-of-charge.

The programmes consist of activities like cultural workshops, heritage tours and storytelling sessions. Visitors can expect to have fun while learning more about Chinese dialect cultures and community, as well as the historic significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival.


Some programmes are presented by various groups and clan associations in Singapore, such as the San Chun Long Puppet Troupe, Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and Nanyang Hakka Federation. PHOTO CREDITS: NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD


Visitors can drop by various stations that guide them through the works of Chinese calligraphy, Hokkein tongue twister, and Mid-Autumn Festival inspired crafts.

They may also participate in free mooncake and tea tasting sessions, as well as watch live dialect culture performances at the open house.

Some workshops are also available for visitors to participate in, though ticket fees apply. It should also be noted that some programmes are conducted in only Mandarin or dialects.

The Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Open House will run from 10am to 6.30pm across both days.

More details about Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival can be found on SYSNMH’s website.

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