Time: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Usher in the Year of the Pig at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Lunar New Year celebrations! Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019 presents an exciting line-up of festive offerings suitable for all ages, including auspicious Lion and Dragon dance performances, heritage tours and trails, and craft activities for the little ones. Join in the Memorial Hall’s signature mass lohei and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity, get your zodiac predictions for the new year, challenge your friends in the Kampung Games, enjoy an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts, and more.
The festive zodiac animal installations also promise to make for great photo moments. Join in celebrating this much loved Chinese festival and learn more about the origins, customs and traditions behind the Lunar New Year!
Auspicious Lion Dance Performance
16 February 2019 | 6pm
Revel in the festivities and usher in the Lunar New Year at the Memorial Hall with an exciting lion dance performance! Don’t forget to rub shoulders with our God of Fortune for an auspicious year ahead.
Festival of Spring Prosperity Toss (Supported by Kwong Cheong Thye Pte Ltd)
16 February 2019 | 6pm
Join visitors from all walks of life in the Memorial Hall’s signature mass outdoor lohei, and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity for the Lunar New Year!
Paper Sculpting Workshop (Supported by A Piece Of…)
16 February 2019 | 11am – 12pm; 4pm – 5pm
Join this hands-on workshop by Malaysian craft label, A Piece Of… and learn to create adorable festive paper sculptures inspired by the art of traditional Chinese paper cutting! Don’t forget to get your hands on Chinese New Year art pieces and merchandise by A Piece Of…, available in Singapore for the first time and exclusively sold at the Memorial Hall.
3D Festive Paper Cutting
16 February 2019 | 11am – 2pm
Festive decorations are a common sight during Lunar New Year, with paper cuttings adorning most Chinese homes to signify conjugal felicity and festive cheer. Visit our drop-in craft station and try your hand at this traditional Chinese folk art with a modern twist!
Miniature Mask Painting
16 February 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Chinese opera performances are marked by their colourful costumes and dramatic masks, which were often painted onto the artistes’ faces to reflect the personality traits of the characters they played. Grab a paintbrush and get creative in designing your very own miniature clay mask!
Festive Pouch Making Workshop (Supported by Mama & Misse)
17 February 2019 | 11am – 12pm; 4pm – 5pm
Ever wondered how to breathe new life into your preloved clothing items into useful accessories? Join this upcycling workshop by cheongsam specialists, Mama & Misse and learn how to create simple festive pouches using unique cheongsam fabric! Accessorise your pouch with trimmings and Chinese buttons, and feel free to bring along your preloved clothing to learn more about how you can upcycle them.
Red Packet Origami
17 February 2019| 11am – 2pm
No Chinese New Year celebration is complete without red packets, which connote blessings of good fortune, abundance, and bountiful wealth. Have fun folding creating origami art pieces using colourful red packets for an even more auspicious year ahead!
Zodiac Animals Bookmark Making
17 February 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Love reading books but always forgetting where you left off? Have fun creating your personalised Chinese zodiac animal bookmark at our drop-in craft station, and never skip a page in your book again!
Festival of Spring Lantern Riddles
16 & 17 February 2019 | 10am – 8pm
Have fun guessing the riddles in this traditional game. Collect your activity passport at our Reception Desk and get a stamp when you get five answers correct, and stand a chance to win a mystery prize!