Mid-Autumn Festival at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre 


Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Cover Image
Image credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre,  @astrographer_sg.

It’s that season of sinfully sweet mooncakes and lantern gatherings yet again. But at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, there’s so much more happening to usher in the Mid-Autumn festivities as well.

In true Singaporean fashion, the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at SCCC between 13th-14th September 2019 has a couple of free things to look out for, like movie screenings and snacks. Plus, you can even learn how to concoct your very own bubble tea drink!

From escape room games to stargazing, here’s more of what you can expect:


Stargaze, admire the full moon and discover stories about the sky


Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Stargazing
Image credit: Stargazing Singapore

From the roof garden of SCCC that’s nestled within the Central Business District area, take a visual step closer to the full moon and its surrounding galaxy of stars through a telescope with Starry Starry Night. Stargazing opportunities are few and far between in Singapore, so this will make for a fun astronomy lesson for both young and old.

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Stargazing
Try your luck – you might just catch a glimpse of something like this!
Image credit: @astrographer_sg

To learn more about the various planets orbiting Earth, opt for the planetarium shows conducted by Science Centre Singapore. Secrets of the Night Sky will let you in on the history behind stargazing, with stories incorporating Greek myths, Chinese folklore, and astrology signs. 

Good news for any horoscope enthusiast dying to find out if Mercury is really in retrograde. 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Secrets of the Night Sky
Image credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre 

Starry Starry Night
Price: Free
Date: 13th-14th September 2019
Time: 7:30-10PM
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden
*This session will be conducted in English.

Secrets of the Night Sky
Price: $5
Date & Time: 13th September 7.30PM & 8.30PM | 14th September 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, 7.30PM, 8.30PM
Location: SCCC SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 7

Book your tickets here


Master the art of concocting your own bubble tea 


Beyond choosing sugar levels and preferred toppings for your bubble tea order, you can take a step further at this event by coming up with a unique drink of your own. 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Bubble Tea Workshop
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In the workshop Don’t Burst My Bubble (Tea)!, you’ll learn how to prepare osmanthus honey milk tea from scratch. From cooking the pearls to brewing the tea before mixing them together, it’s a great chance for BBT addicts to take it to the next level. 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Bubble Tea Workshop
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Besides, once you’ve mastered the craft of DIY bubble tea, you just might be able to feed your daily cravings without busting your budget! 

Don’t Burst My Bubble (Tea)!
Price: $20/pax
Date: 14th September 2019
Time: 7-8.30PM
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden 

Book your tickets here


Enjoy a free movie marathon with popcorn and cotton candy 


Watching a movie is sometimes limited to the weekends with our hectic 9 to 6 schedules, but that’s when ticket prices surge. 

At the Mid-Autumn Movie Marathon, you can kick back to enjoy free movie screenings over two days between 13th – 14th September 2019. 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Movie MarathonImage credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre 

Featuring local films such as Turn Left, Turn Right, That Girl in Pinafore and Jack Neo’s Homerun, get ready for a nostalgic trip down memory lane with familiar storylines and classic scenes. Settle down comfortably for the movie – mats and snacks like popcorn and cotton candy will be provided! 

Mid-Autumn Movie Marathon
Date & Time: 13th September 8-10PM | 14th September 3-5PM, 8-10PM
Location: SCCC Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1
Price: Free

*Check here for the full schedule. 


Gain access to a top-secret mooncake recipe through an escape room game


Escape room games not only require brains and brawn, but also teamwork to complete it successfully. The Mooncake Heist – An Escape Room Game will put those qualities to the test, as you tackle hints, clues and riddles to track down the secret recipe of the Divine Mooncake in the Moon Vault. 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC The Mooncake Heist
Image credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre 

There may be interactive obstacles that will hinder your path during the course – stay determined and you’ll make it out in no time! 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC The Mooncake HeistImage credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre 

The Mooncake Heist – An Escape Room Game
Price: $5/pax
Date & Time: 13th September 2019 7-10PM | 14th September 2019, 1-6PM, 7-10PM
Location: SCCC Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio, Level 6 

Book your tickets here.
This will be conducted in English and Mandarin. Sessions are conducted in 30 min intervals. 


Take a lantern walk around the CBD


Don’t limit your lantern walks to neighbourhood parks in your vicinity – take your lantern downtown to the Central Business District during this Mid-Autumn Festival instead. 

Mid Autumn Fest SCCC Lighting Up the CBD
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Follow the student guides and discover nuggets of fun facts, like why the CBD is widely termed the “Golden Shoe” and was originally named Raffles Way in the past. With lanterns in tow, the group will be making its way to the CBD via Shenton Way and Robinson Road before ending at Lau Pa Sat, where you are free to reward yourself with some supper after the event.

Lighting up the CBD: A Heritage Trail of Singapore’s “Wall Street”
Price: $5
Date: 14th September 2019
Time: 7PM
Meeting point: SCCC Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1

Book your tickets here.
Each tour is about 1.5 hours. This session will be conducted in English and Mandarin.

Celebrate Mid-Autumn with family and friends at SCCC


Mid Autumn Fest SCCC
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Instead of trawling through shopping malls and tasting endless samples of mooncakes, grab this chance to participate in some activities that you won’t get to experience every day. 

There are even more Mid-autumn events lined up during the festival too, including Who’s My Fam? – a free parent-child workshop to explore your family roots, and a Mid-Autumn Pop Symphony featuring symphonic renditions of Mandarin and dialect classic hits by both veteran and young performers, like David Chia, his daughter Lindy Chia, Yes 933 DJ Gao Meigui and Peter Huang from MICappella, with the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra. 

If you’re thinking – but Mid-Autumn Festival ain’t complete without some mooncakes and tea, fret not. You can still join the Lunar Tea Date to unearth the cross-cultural connections of the moon through music and dances while enjoying fragrant tea paired with mooncakes, and there’s – get this – complimentary mooncakes and tea at the Makan Station too!

Find out more about the Mid-Autumn Fest at SCCC here


This post was brought to you by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

Event Information
Mid Autumn Yeah!
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre,
1 Straits Boulevard,
Singapore 018906
Date:
13 - 14 September 2019
Time:
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Things to note:

Timings vary according to activity.