02 Sep‘18 - 08 Oct‘18

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

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In celebration of the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee invites all Singaporeans and tourists to reminisce the Chinese Heritage of Chinatown. Themed “Our Chinatown. Our Mid-Autumn” (“我们的牛车水 , 我们的中秋节”), this year’s festival will recapture the scenes and life experiences of Singapore’s Chinatown in the 50’s and 60’s. It aims to encourage more people especially the youth to learn more about the Chinese traditions and heritage, and the lives of their forefathers where they first come to Singapore.

Vivifying centrepieces of early Chinese immigrants, street lanterns in the form of traditional accordion paper lanterns, nightly stage shows with exciting dragon dance performances on weekends, and the ever-popular lantern painting competition and mass lantern walk aim to allow Singaporeans and visitors from overseas to soak in the festive spirit like how they were celebrated in Chinatown.

Festive Bazaar 中秋街头市集 | 7 – 24 September 2018 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Along Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street and Smith Street
More than 200 street vendors offering a wide array of festive must-haves and treats like mooncake, tea, and decorative ornaments.

Nightly Stage Shows 中秋综艺晚会 | 8 – 24 September 2018 8pm – 10.30pm
Kreta Ayer Square
Visitors can look forward to two lively weeks of traditional Chinese cultural performances, from festive songs to music and dance items that entertain and elate the joyousness each night during the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. Not forgetting the exciting Dragon Dance performance on these dates: 9, 15, 16, 21 & 22 September 2018.

Oriental Mask Record Breaker 东方面谱新记录大全 | 21 September 2018 8pm
Kreta Ayer Square
Record Breaking for the highest number of participants wearing oriental masks.

Singapore Culture and Heritage Trail – Cantonese Chapter:
 Reliving the yesteryears once more
21 September 2018 Friday 5pm -10pm
22 September 2018 Saturday 5pm – 10pm
Kreta Ayer Square

A new highlight this year, featuring Cantonese food and snacks like Claypot Rice, Wonton Noodles, Dim Sum etc. Two long forgotten dishes are brought back especially for these two-night event, namely “Gold Coin Chicken”and “Prawn Toast”. Alongside a variety of street activities like fortune telling, face threading, Chinese calligraphy, Cantonese costume photo booth.

There will be more than 10 food stalls set up. Food coupons will be available on sale at $5 per ticket (in denomination of 5 pieces of $1 coupon) for purchase of food.

Dr Lily Neo, Adviser to Jalan Besar GRC GRO (KRETA AYER – KIM SENG) will be gracing this event on 21 September 2018, 7pm.

Mass Lantern Walk 中秋大型游灯会 | 23 September 2018 Sunday 7pm – 10pm
Along New Bridge Road (Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown)
Soak in the festive atmosphere at the annual Mass Lantern Walk as families, friends and the community come together to take a leisurely walk through Chinatown under a moonlit night while carrying traditional round or oval-shaped paper lanterns to mark the Mid – Autumn Festival. There will be several pit stops to play and learn about the Chinese heritage of Chinatown. Celebrations will mount to a high at the closing event of the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 at the Main stage.

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