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Children's Season 2018 @ SYSNMH

Children's Season 2018 @ SYSNMH

Fishes are considered to be a lucky symbol in Chinese culture, but do you know of the symbolic meanings behind them?


Explore the colourful world of these auspicious fishes this Children’s Season through an array of fun-filled programmes such as treasure hunts, storytelling sessions and craft workshops!

“Leaping Carps” Installation

Inspired by the Chinese legend of the Dragon Gate, these little carps are swimming against the currents to transform into legendary dragons. Come and discover these determined carps at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall!

  • Date: 26 May – 24 June 2018 
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

“Little Carp’s Adventure” Heritage Hunt @ SYSNMH

The dragon gate is waiting for you to accept the challenge! Test your resilience as the "Little Carp" and brave through the hurdles for your chance to become a legendary dragon! Learn important values from a well-known Chinese legend and discover the auspicious meanings of fishes in Chinese culture through this treasure hunt.

  • Date: 16 – 17 June 2018 
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Under the Sea: Stories for Children (Supported by Speak Good English Movement and Speak Mandarin Campaign)

Discover the legends and myths of fishes in Chinese culture in interactive storytelling sessions conducted by local authors and veteran storytellers! Each session will feature a different story and craft activity.

  • Date: 16 – 17 June 2018 
  • Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (English); 5:00pm – 6:00pm (Chinese)

Interactive Craft Workshop by River Valley High School

Join in this interactive programme and learn more about the value of resilience as displayed by Chinese pioneers. Bring back your very own origami carp at the end of the session!

  • Date: 16 – 17 June 2018 
  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Chinese Fan Painting Workshop

Have fun painting your own fan in this Chinese painting workshop and learn more about the auspicious meanings of various fish symbols in Chinese culture.

  • Date: 17 June 2018 
  • Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Free admission.


Credit: image of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall





Telephone number

+65 6256 7377



12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

How to get there?

By Bus

Bus service nos. 21, 130, 131, 139, 139M, 145, 186 (to alight at Zhongshan Mall) 
Bus service nos. 139, 139M: Opp EASB (to alight at East Asia Institute of Management) 

By Train

Toa Payoh Station (NS19) 
Take bus service nos. 139, 145 from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange (to alight at Zhongshan Park) 

Novena Station (NS20)
Take bus service nos. 21, 131 from Novena Church (to alight at Zhongshan Park)

Alternatively, the Memorial Hall is a 20 minute walk from Toa Payoh Station (NS19) or Novena Station (NS20) 


By Car

Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), from Changi Aiport towards Tuas
Take Exit 17 (Balestier Road/Thomson Road/Upper Thomson Road) onto Jalan Datoh. Turn left at Balestier Road, then turn left at Ah Hood Road. 

Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), from Tuas towards Changi Airport
Take Exit 17D (Thomson Road/Toa Payoh) onto Jalan Toa Payoh. Turn right to stay on Thomson Road. Turn left to Balestier Road, then turn left at Ah Hood Road.


The Memorial Hall does not offer parking spaces. Visitors may park at Zhongshan Mall, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, or Ah Hood Gardens housing estate.