One of Singapore’s favourite heritage and cultural festivals, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival is back as a physical attendance event! Due to the global pandemic situation in 2020 and 2021, it was a digital/online event. For this year 2022, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 is taking place from 16th August to 25th September 2022, there are many exciting activities for the whole family to come down, enjoy, have fun and bond together celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese arts, culture and heritage!

Lawn Installation: Celestial Bodies (星球宝宝)

You can’t miss the bright, colourful, cute and adorable outdoor artwork installations located on the lawn of SYSNMH! They are also known as Celestial Bodies (星球宝宝), produced by Taiwan’s Kai 3D Art Studio and in collaboration with SYSNMH. 

The spherical lanterns feature five of the artist’s characters: Moon, Earth, Sun, Saturn, and Mercury. Celestial Bodies artwork installation pays tribute to the moon which is at its brightest and roundest on 15th day of the 8th lunar month (农历八月十五) during the Mid-Autumn Festival. 

The Moon is surrounded by other planets, symbolising joyous union of family and friends. The Celestial Bodies represents the collective wish of Singaporeans to be able to get together and reunite with their family and loved ones, whether locally or overseas during this period when COVID-19 safety management measures are eased, and we can travel again.

Bring your children down and check out the lawn installation: Celestial Bodies (星球宝宝), they are going to have a fun time with the artwork installations! 

3rd & 4th September 2022 – Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 

Mark these dates down on your calendar! 3rd & 4th September 2022 – Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022. There are many exciting programmes taking place, we are all looking forward to this fun, cultural and heritage Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival weekend at SYSNMH.

An extensive list of fun, interactive and enriching workshops and activities (both free and ticketed events) awaits your family and friends to come down, to enjoy and have fun celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese arts, culture and heritage!

Workshops

Chinese Opera Workshop for Children

(Supported by Nam Hwa Opera 南华潮剧社)

Date: 4 Sep 2022

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5pm

Admission: $20 per pax

Recommended for children aged 6 and above. Children aged 5 years old and below will not be permitted. This is a children-only workshop.

Traditional Woodblock Printing Workshop

Date: 3 Sep 2022

Time: 10.30am – 12pm

Admission: $15 per pax

Recommended for participants 12 years old and above. Children aged 11 years old and below will not be permitted.

“Meet My Unusual Family” Interactive Storytelling & Workshop (不怪的“怪”兽)

(Presented by The Theatre Practice 实践剧场)

Date: 3 Sep 2022

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm & 4.30pm – 6pm

Admission: $20 per pax

Recommended for children aged 4 to 8 years old. This storytelling and workshop session is conducted in Mandarin.

You can purchase your tickets via https://wanqingyuan.peatix.com

Trails & Guided Tours

Touring Temples: Legends and Artforms of Door Gods

Date: 3 & 4 Sep 2022

Time: 10am – 1pm

Admission: $20.00 per pax

Tour will be conducted in English.

Balestier Heritage Food Trail

Date: 3 Sep 2022

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (English); 11.30am – 12.30pm (Chinese)

Admission: $12.00 per pax

Permanent Galleries Guided Tour

Date: 3 & 4 Sep 2022

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Chinese), 3pm – 4pm (English)

Admission: Free; limited spaces available

You can purchase your tickets via https://wanqingyuan.peatix.com

Free Events

Public Talk – The Qixi Festival: A Forgotten Love Story (只羡鸳鸯不羡仙——本地从前的七姐诞)

Date: 4 Sep 2022

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Admission: Free; limited spaces available, on a first-come, first-served basis

The talk will be conducted in Mandarin.

Live on the Lawn: Lantern Riddles Guessing

(Supported by Riddle Association (Singapore))

Date: 3 Sep 2022

Time: 5pm – 6pm

Admission: Free

Live on the Lawn: Performances by The Joyful Voices and Mr Bottle Magic Show

Date: 4 Sep 2022

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Admission: Free

Drop-in Craft Station: Mid-Autumn Inspired Crafts

Date: 3 & 4 Sep 2022

Time: 11am–6pm

Admission: Free

Storytelling Session: Tales of Mid-Autumn Festival

(Supported by Speak Good English Movement and Speak Mandarin Campaign)

Date: 3 Sep 2022 (Chinese), 4 Sep 2022 (English)

Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 3pm

Admission: Free; limited spaces available, on a first-come, first-served basis

Special Exhibition – Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art

When you are visiting SYSNMH, do visit and check out this special exhibition – Nian Hua: Of Deities Guardians and Auspicious Art. This is a collaboration between SYSNMH and the Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, China, showcasing Lunar New Year prints, known as nian hua from different parts of China.

Nian hua are woodblock prints that have been used to decorate Chinese homes for the Lunar New Year for centuries. They also provide insights into the altitudes and values of the Chinese community. This special exhibition examines a lesser-known aspect of Chinese intangible cultural heritage, also an international collaboration between SYSNMH and the Three Gorges Museum.

An annual special exhibition by SYSNMH, also a highlight event too. 

Information on Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Dates: 16th August to 25th September 2022

Lawn Installation Opening Hours

Dates: 16th August to 25th September 2022 

Time: 10am to 9pm daily

Dates with Extended Gallery Hours (Saturday & Sunday)

  • 20th & 21st August 2022
  • 27th & 28th August 2022
  • 3rd & 4th September 2022 (Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022)
  • 10th & 11th September 2022

Time: 10am to 9pm

For more information, please visit Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall website www.sysnmh.org.sg and Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/sysnmh)

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