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11 - 28 Sep‘20

Mid-Autumn Celebration @ SCCC

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To encourage a better appreciation of Chinese Singaporean culture, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre has launched a series of online programmes to highlight the customs and traditions of this festival.

Let the friendly and knowledgeable Kaki share with you the stories and beliefs behind our traditional Chinese festivals. You can hone your skills at lantern riddles with riddle enthusiast Qiu Rong as she breaks down the ins-and-outs of these challenging brain teasers in an engaging online tutorial. Viewers can also watch the heart-warming animation Moonlit Memories, produced in collaboration with students from Nanyang Polytechnic (School of Interactive & Digital Media) to bring back fond memories of the festivities.

Families and friends can revel in moon-themed classic hits as The Apex Project performs a Mid-Autumn medley at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. The music video is the first instalment of a series, in partnership with the National Heritage Board, which features homegrown talents performing at Singapore’s National Monuments.

The public can learn more about Mid-Autumn Festival through the following programmes:

Kaki Says: Mid-Autumn Festival
Available from 28 September 2020, 2pm
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

From the legend of Wu Gang the woodcutter, to secret messages hidden in mooncakes in Yuan China – discover the traditions and lesser-known legends surrounding Mid-Autumn Festival! 

Keeping Traditions Alive: Riddle Me This
Available from 18 September 2020, 2pm
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

How do you approach a lantern riddle, and is there a hack to solving them? Try your turn at this Mid-Autumn Festival staple with riddle enthusiast Qiu Rong from the Riddle Association (Singapore) as she breaks down the ins-and-outs of these challenging brain teasers! Hear why she started this hobby, and how lantern riddles enable her to learn more about other cultures. Follow her fun demonstration and you’ll be a Riddle Master in no time!

Moonlit Memories
Available from 11 September 2020, 6pm
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

How do you celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival? Set against the backdrop of our familiar HDB flats, follow Chang’e and join in her heart-warming celebration, complete with lanterns and mooncakes. This animation is a collaboration with students from Nanyang Polytechnic (School of Interactive & Digital Media).

Music at Monuments – NHB x SCCC
Available from 24 September 2020, from 10am
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

Bask in the voices of local a cappella band The Apex Project as they present a medley of moon-themed songs to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore’s 33rd National Monument! Co-presented by the Preservation of Sites & Monuments division of the National Heritage Board and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, this is the first of the Music at Monuments – NHB x SCCC series which features homegrown talents.

MYTHOLOGY: THE REMIX
MIX头艺术展:起上街
Ongoing
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Website

Explore a modern re-imagination of traditional Chinese myths and legends, such as a modern interpretation Goddess of the Moon by Moon Malek (@moon_malek) where Chang’e looks at us from her home on the moon. Log on and discover these refreshed takes on Chinese mythology by twenty local artists today!

SINGAPO: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture
新加坡·探索本土族文化
Ongoing
Open daily from 2pm – 8pm on Monday, and from 10am – 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Level 2 (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)
Free Admission

How much do you know about the local celebrations during Mid-Autumn Festival? Find out more at the Centre’s SINGAPO人 exhibition which highlights Chinese Singaporean culture through festivals, food, and languages. Learn how Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. Come discover (and rediscover) what it means to be a ‘Chinese Singapo人’ today.

Event Price

Free!

Event Location

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906