Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 presents an exciting line-up of festive offerings suitable for all ages, including auspicious lion and dragon dance performances, Chinese painting and drumming workshops, heritage tours and trails, and craft activities for the little ones.

Join the Memorial Hall’s signature mass lohei and toss to bountiful luck and prosperity, get your zodiac predictions for the new year, enjoy an evening concert of contemporary and traditional performing arts, and more.

Here’s everything you can do to usher in the Year of the Rat at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall:

1. Auspicious Lion Dance Performances

Date: 25 January; 1 & 2 February
Time: 10:15 AM (25 January), 6:00 PM (1 February), 7:00 PM (2 February)
Admission: No registration required

2. Festival of Spring Prosperity Toss

(Supported by Kwong Cheong Thye)
Date: 1 February
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Admission: No registration required

3. Balestier Heritage Trail

Date: 1 (English) & 2 (Chinese) February
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Admission: $5.00. Register here.

4. Fringe Activity: Balloon Art

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

5. Fringe Activity: God of Fortune

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

6. Fringe Activity: Glitter Tattoo

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

7. Fringe Activity: Festive Fan Origami

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

8. Stories for Children

(Supported by the Speak Good English Movement and Speak Mandarin Campaign)
Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Chinese); 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (English)
Admission: No registration required

9. Lunar Guardians’ Sketching Workshop

(Supported by Bigboystoys)
Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

10. Children’s Lion Dance Workshop

(Supported by Martial House)
Date: 1 February
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Admission: No registration required

11. Festive Chinese Drums Workshop

(Supported by Martial House)
Date: 2 February
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Admission: No registration required

12. Fun with Chinese Ink Painting Workshop

(Supported by Martial House)
Date: 2 February
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

13. Craft Station: Red Packet Origami

(Supported by Wearable Craft)
Date: 1 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

14. Craft Station: Make Your Own Chinese Seal

Date: 1 February
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

15. Craft Station: Chinese Knot Weaving

(Supported by Wearable Craft)
Date: 2 February
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

16. Craft Station: Make Your Own Zodiac Door Hanger

Date: 2 February
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

17. Sharing Session: Fengshui Predictions for 2020

(Supported by Master Eric Lim)
Date: 2 February
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission: No registration required, conducted in English

18. Evening Concert

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: No registration required

19. Special Exhibition Guided Tour: “From Brush to Lens: Early Chinese Photography Studios in Singapore”

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Chinese); 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (English)
Admission: No registration required

20. Permanent Galleries Guided Tour

Date: 1 & 2 February
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Chinese); 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (English)
Admission: No registration required

21. Sharing Session: Preserving Photographs and History: Through the Lens of Paper Conservators

(Supported by Ms Mariko Watanabe-Hirano and Mr Tay Jam Meng)
Date: 1 February
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission: No registration required

For more information about the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020, please visit here.