Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 is coming soon in September! Come on down and celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 on 7th and 8th September from 10:30am to 9:00pm! There are many exciting programmes and events lined up during Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019!

An annual cultural event organised by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, I had attended Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival previously, it was a fun event, with family and children attending, watching the evening concert, visiting the museum, participating in the various activities that were being organised, there is something for everyone, from the young to adults!

One of the key highlights would be the Memorial Hall’s lantern installation, for this year, the outdoor installation “Moonflowers of Mid-Autumn” is going to dazzle you with 250 stalks of Moonflowers, they are the glow in the art flower sculptures crafted from intricate wire mesh and solar powered LED bulbs. This is a collaboration between Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and local artist Lee Yun Qin, with 25 volunteers from Beyond Social Services. It’s amazing, beautiful when lighted up in the night and they make great photography opportunities too!  The “Moonflowers of Mid-Autumn” will be on display until 22nd September 2019!

Let me share with you the other key programmes highlights (that caught my attention!) for Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019!

Weekend programmes – 7th and 8th September 2019 

During the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 weekend on 7th and 8th September, there are many activities and programmes for the young and adults, featuring 30 unique programmes over the two days period.

Festival Highlight – Sky Lantern Light Up the Sky 

Date: 7th September 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Be mesmerised by three larger than life sky lantern helium balloons for the very first time, as a symbolic gesture of hope and blessings!

Note: Due to regulations set by the Civil Authority of Singapore, the lantern balloon will not be fully released into the sky. They will be tethered and only released to a certain height.

Festival Highlight – “A Mid-Autumn Night’s Dream” Laser Show

Date: 7th and 8th September

Time: 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Their first ever laser light show with a moving orchestral soundtrack telling the story of the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival! Don’t miss it!

Sky Lantern Making Workshop

Date: 7th September

Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Admission: Available on a first come first-served basis

Learn how to create your own simple Sky Lantern in this interactive workshop.

“Moonflowers of Mid-Autumn” Workshop

Date: 7th September

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Admission: Available on a first come first-served basis

Learn how to create your own “Moonflower” sculpture in this hands-on session led by local artist and sculptor Lee Yun Qin, celebrating Mid-Autumn tradition under the full moon with the Moonflowers lanterns!

Mooncake & Tea Tasting (Supported by Kwong Cheong Thye and Camellia Tea Bar)

Date: 7th and 8th September

Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm

Admission: No registration required

Enjoy delicious mooncakes with freshly brewed aromatic Chinese tea and learn more about Mid-Autumn Festival!

Balestier Heritage Trail

Date: 7th and 8th September

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Admission: $5 per person (Registration required)

Go on the Balestier Heritage Trail to learn about the rich history and origins of Balestier from as early as 1835.

Permanent Gallery Guided Tour

Date: 7th and 8th September

Time: 2:30pm (Chinese); 3:00pm (English)

Go on a guided tour of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and listen to the stories behind this century-old villa with history and heritage dating back to Dr Sun Yat Sen’s revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia.

Evening Concert

Date: 7th and 8th September

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A great time to relax and watch the evening concert under the stars! Great for families and children to enjoy and have fun! Check out some of the photos that I took at Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 and Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017!

For more information, visit Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial website and Facebook Page! It’s going to be a fun and enjoyable Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall! Do pay it forward, pass it on and share Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 with your family, relatives, loved ones, friends and colleagues!

* Information courtesy of National Heritage Board and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall *

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