Friday 13 September 7 – 10pm
Saturday 14 September 1 – 10pm
Beyond the popular folklore of Chang’e and Hou Yi, Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of bountiful harvests. This year, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre invites everyone to reap their own harvest of knowledge and experiences, through its Mid-Autumn Yeah! celebrations. From performances of songs associated with the moon, tea-tasting workshops, to moon-gazing activities, visitors can learn about Mid-Autumn traditions anew through a multi-sensory experience.
Tales and traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival are brought to life through a selection of programmes at the Cultural Centre, with something for everyone. As part of a mass-escape activity, visitors can plan The Mooncake Heist to break into the moon vault and lay their hands on the secret recipe of the legendary Divine Mooncake; or put on their thinking hats to crack a traditional Mid-Autumn favourite – lantern riddles!
Visitors can also revel in a night of music at Mid-Autumn Pop Symphony, where powerhouse vocals such as veteran getai singer Xie Jin Shi and his daughter Lindy Xie promise a treat for the ears with refreshed classic hits, accompanied by the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra. You can make a Lunar Tea Date with yIN Harmony over tea as they share the moon’s symbolism to the different ethnic communities through the many Chinese and Malay songs, and Indian dances that wax lyrical about the moon; or check out Chill Out with Tea where you can learn about traditional tea etiquette!
Image courtesy of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre