This weekend, join the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (also known as Wan Qing Yuan) in celebrating the moon at their annual Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival!
Falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival is considered one of the most important festivals for Chinese communities around the world, with activities that range from mooncake tasting, lighting lanterns to appreciating the beauty of the full moon.
Sometimes known as the ‘Mooncake Festival’, the big draw of this year’s celebration would be a huge 1.8m x 23 cm giant mooncake, created in conjunction with heritage brand Kwong Cheong Thye that will set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records! Members of the public are invited to join in this historic moment and indulge in the halal-certified mooncake together, regardless of race or background.
Visitors can also look forward to a beautiful thematic lantern installation, promising a picture perfect moment under the moon and the stars, which will feature lantern designs from all across Southeast Asia to celebrate Singapore’s chairmanship of ASEAN this year.
This year’s festival also features a line-up of programmes suitable for the young and the young at heart, including heritage trails, mooncake tasting, lantern-making workshops, or an evening concert each night featuring dragon dancers, live music and a dramatic production of the legend of Chinese moon goddess Chang’e!
There’s something for everyone at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018, so come on down with friends and family, grab a slice of mooncake and a cup of tea, and enjoy the moonlight together as one.
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival on 22nd and till 23rd September 2018 from 10am – 930pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit their website here