The Mid Autumn Festival is almost here!
It’s no secret that diving into plates of mooncakes is every Singaporean’s favourite pasttime during the Mid-Autumn Festival (and the days to follow), which is why Feng Shui Inn has found a way to let you enjoy them without feeling guilty — with their new range of mooncakes. The restaurant located at Resorts World Sentosa brings you premium snowskin mooncakes which are naturally sweetened without any artificial colouring or flavour. The mooncakes include flavours such as the Rose Lingzhi Spores with Longan, Matcha with Tangerine Peel, and Purple Sweet Potato with Manuka Honey.
What better way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival than to learn about the traditions and history behind it all. Ever wondered about the significance of lantern walks or mooncake tastings? The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre gives you the opportunity to learn about the beginnings of these practices through a series of virtual programmes to highlight the various cultural practices surrounding the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The programmes are as follows:
Kaki Says: Mid-Autumn Festival
Available from 28 September 2020, 2pm
Keeping Traditions Alive: Riddle Me This
Available from 18 September 2020, 2pm
Available from 11 September 2020, 6pm
Music at Monuments – NHB x SCCC
Available from 24 September 2020, from 10am
MYTHOLOGY: THE REMIX
SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture
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)
For more details, head to their website.
What better way to celebrate the festival than by witnessing beautiful lanterns and lights, all while bring surrounded by various fauna and flora. Gardens By The Bay brings you its annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations this year with a myriad of onsite and online activities. Check out its lights display of 2,000 hand-painted and coloured lanterns designed by the community as well as the Gardens’ senior staff. The light-up display will happen from 18 September to 4 October, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. You can also enjoy the celebration and festivities virtually online from 18 September 2020 onwards. For more details on the programmes and events, head to their website.
Takashimaya‘s annual Mid-Autumn Festival goes digital this year! From 7 Aug. to 23 Sep. 2020, head to its online store to check out their various mooncakes just in time for the festival. From creative snowskin to traditional baked flavours — they’ve got it all! They’ve also lined up a series of brands such as Home Favourites, Tai Chong Kok, Kele, Shangri-la Hotel, Golden Moments and much more. Get their exclusive Mao Shang Wang mooncakes, or simply opt for classic lotus ones! The choices are endless. Head here for more details.
One of (if not THE) most exciting places to go to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival is Chinatown. Although the celebrations have been scaled down due to Covid, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 will still have its annual street light-up event. This will be taking place from 7 p.m. to midnight daily from 17 September to 16 October 2020. More details can be found here.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul & Sara Lyle Bow / Updated by Muneerah Bee, August 2019 / Updated by Kirstie-mae Baptist, September 2020
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