Get set for an enchanting day of lunar appreciation at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre with its first ever Mid-Autumn Celebration.
With a wide variety of activities including cultural appreciation talks, mass escape activity, craft workshops, a planetarium show, musical acts, puppetry and opera performances, and a heritage trail in the heart of the Central Business District, the centre is the venue to be for families and friends, young and old to rediscover the allure of Mid-Autumn.
“Starry Night” Planetarium Show & Astronomy Exhibition
By the light of the Autumnal moon, you can see the star-spangled sky. Under an inflatable dome, the Planetarium Show by the Science Centre Singapore, will enable you to experience the beauty of the universe and learn how the ancients locate their positions and distinguish the seasons by looking at the stars. In addition, the Astronomy Exhibition will enhance your knowledge of the solar system and the moon. Learn all the scientific and cultural aspects of the moon at one go.
LED Lantern Making Workshop
Construct a lantern from scratch. From the variety of materials available, build your own unique LED lantern. Under the expert guidance of Science Centre Singapore staff, you can learn scientific concepts such as light diffusion in the fun way!
Four Skills of Beijing Opera: An Appreciation of Tradition
Beijing Opera, one of five most iconic genres of Chinese opera, is an art form encompassing literature, music, arts, dance and acrobatics. It originates from Emperor Qianlong’s reign during the Qing dynasty. Listen to Mdm Li Qiu Ping, instructor of Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) and Shanghai Theatre Academy, expound its unique features and her approach in training students from ITI who will demonstrate for her session.
Tales of Houyi: A Chinese Opera Performance
Tok Tok Chiang may be a young company but it is a leading light in the promotion of Chinese opera. Its latest offering, Tales of Houyi, showcases the best of Teochew Opera. Sung in Teochew with Mandarin and English narratives, the performance features Nick Shen in the lead role. Visitors can also mingle with the performers after the show and participate in a photo-taking session.
Chamber Kakis Report!
Let Chamber Kakis help kickstart your mid-autumn celebrations. Be entertained by their musical pieces of Teresa Teng Medley, the exotic Dunhuang, and chamber music compositions such as Two in the Morning, etc. Previously known as Ding Yi Youth Ensemble, the group topped the Ensemble category of the 2014 National Chinese Music Competition.
Operation Rescue Mid-Autumn: A Mass Escape Activity
As a divine timekeeper, you have been summoned by Tieguai Li to restore the trail of destruction wrought by his demigod son, Feng Meng. He has conjured a powerful time-freezing spell and sent you on a mission to restore order before the Jade Emperor finds out.
Lighting up the CBD: A Heritage Trail of Singapore’s “Wall Street”
Join on a walk of Singapore’s CBD with lanterns lighting up your way – from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre via Shenton Way and Robinson Road, to Lau Pa Sat. Ngee Ann Polytechnic and ITE West students will conduct guided tours at 7.15pm (English) and 7pm (Mandarin) where you will savour the ambience of the Golden Shoe area and discover the history of Singapore’s “Wall Street”.
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