Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Has Snowskin Mooncake & Rabbit Lantern-Making Workshops

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Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

 

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 - mooncake festival

Image adapted from: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

It’s that time of year again, when we take our lit-up lanterns for a stroll as the full moon looms heavy over the night sky...and of course, we’ve already eaten more than our fair share of mooncakes. Snowskin, traditional, or even durian-flavoured? We love them all. And with Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 coming up, you can celebrate your love for all things mooncake.

From 22 to 23 September 2018, the Festival will have an array of workshops, activities, and performances - Singapore’s largest mooncake stretching a record-breaking 1.8m is just one of them. Here’s what you can look forward to at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall:

 

Singapore’s largest mooncake

 

Most notably, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 will be unveiling Singapore’s largest mooncake. Thanks to supporting partner Kwong Cheong Thye, this mooncake is a massive 1.8m in diameter and comes with the flavours of a traditional mooncake - crumbly pastry, silky lotus paste filling, and all. It’s even Halal-certified so everyone can break off a piece to try.

Head down early: there’s sure to be a large crowd for this and you’ll want to savour your own piece of Singapore’s largest mooncake - especially when it’s Singapore’s only giant mooncake this Mid-Autumn Festival. It’ll also be setting a new national record as Singapore’s largest-ever mooncake!

Unveiling Singapore’s Largest Mooncake
When: 22 September 2018, 6PM-7PM
Admission: Free (available on a first-come, first-served basis) 

 

Mid-Autumn Festival workshops & craft activities

 

Snowskin mooncake and Jade Rabbit lantern workshops

 

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 - snowskin mooncakes

Traditional mooncakes are a must for Mid-Autumn Festival, but it’s hard to resist the powdery-soft skin of a snowskin mooncake. Where better to give in to temptation but Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival? After all, you’ll be learning how to make your own at the Snowskin Mooncake Workshop - bring home a few for your friends and family to sample too.

Once you’ve made your own mooncakes, join in the Tea Appreciation Workshop to learn about the art of tea brewing while savouring the flavour of Chinese tea.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 - activities and workshops

Image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Make sure to collect your activity passport at the Reception Desk - you’ll get a a stamp whenever you visit an activity booth, giving you the chance to win a mystery prize. Try craft activities like Miniature Lantern-making - to bring home a handcrafted paper lantern or Bookmark Calligraphy - to personalise a bookmark with auspicious Mid-Autumn sayings.

There’ll also be Face Painting on both days, with intricate painting designs of flowers, tigers, and bunnies.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival - Jade Rabbit Lantern workshop

Image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Both kids and adults will enjoy crafting their very own Jade Rabbit Lantern - it comes with an adorable pom pom head and matching ribbon so you can proudly parade it when nighttime falls. And since you’re already loaded with a lantern and all, fix up your own pair of Moon-gazing Binoculars so you can better admire the full moon.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival - workshops

Image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

For more hands-on activities, you can also Make Your Own Shrink Art - using sand and helpful templates, or Make Your Own Sun-catcher - using stencils of mooncakes, lanterns, and the Jade Rabbit.

Snowskin Mooncake Workshop
When: 22 & 23 September 2018, 11AM-12PM
Admission: $10/pair (Register here)

Jade Rabbit Lantern Workshop
When: 22 September 2018, 1:30PM-2:30PM
Admission: $10/pair (Register here)

Moon-gazing Binoculars Workshop
When : 23 September 2018, 1:30PM-2:30PM
Admission: $10/pair (Register here)

You can find the full schedule of activities and workshops here.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival performances

 

Dragon dance, kung fu tea-making, and traditional lantern dance

 

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival - storytelling sessions

Image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Join in Mid-Autumn Tales for an interactive storytelling sesh - you’ll hear all about the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival and the legend of Chang’E. There’ll also be a different craft activity at each session. When you’ve gotten your fill of the artsy-craftsy, the Evening Concert has a lineup of exciting live performances.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival - outdoor picnic

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You’ll be stretching out leisurely on a picnic mat to enjoy performances like dragon dance, kung fu tea, and traditional lantern dance. With a drama production based on the legend of Chang’E and live music gigs, you’re bound to enjoy your night out under the stars.

Mid-Autumn Tales (Supported by the Speak Good English Movement and Speak Mandarin Campaign)
When: 22 September 2018 (Chinese: 12PM-1PM, English: 5PM-6PM), 23 September 2018 (English: 12PM-1PM, Chinese: 5PM-6PM)
Admission: Free

Evening Concert
When: 22 & 23 September 2018, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Admission: Free

You can find the full schedule of performances here.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival heritage tours & trails

 

Balestier Food Trail & Permanent Galleries Guided Tour

 

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival - guided tours

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It’s worth joining in the Festival’s heritage tours and trails too: you can discover heritage sites and traditional foods with the Balestier Food Trail or learn more about Singapore’s role in the 1911 revolution with the Permanent Galleries Guided Tour.

Balestier Heritage & Food Trail
When: 22 & 23 September 2018, 11AM-12.30PM
Admission: $5 with bottled water and a traditional snack (Register here)

Permanent Galleries Guided Tour
When: 22 & 23 September (Chinese: 2:30PM-3:30PM, English: 3PM-4PM)
Admission: Free

 

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

 

Heritage food trails, lantern-making workshops, live dance performances - there’s so much going on at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival. Whether you’re making your own snowskin mooncake or marvelling at Singapore’s largest mooncake, they’ve got plenty of activities and workshops to celebrate Chinese arts & culture.

When: 22 & 23 September 2018, 10AM-9:30PM
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 
Admission: Free

Find out more about Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 here!


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