Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023! Expect family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops, temple tours and heritage trails, storytelling, craft activities for the little ones, and more!

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Finally, capture your Lunar New Year OOTDs with us with the adorably ginormous rabbit installation of Bit Bit Forest! The fun never stops at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

“Bunny-ful Blessings”

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

(Supported by Hong Kong based illustrator and designer Chan Siu Kau)
Date: 29 December 2022 – 19 February 2023
Time: 10am – 7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Admission: Free

Titled “Bunny-ful Blessings”, this lawn installation is a collaboration between the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and artist Chan Siu Kau, a Hong Kong illustrator and designer. It features two of the artist’s Bit Bit Forest character, Bit Bit, rendered in the form of daruma dolls decorated with the words xìng meaning blessing, fortune and luck, and meaning happiness.

This installation therefore represents the Memorial Hall’s wish for a year of good luck and great fortune for Singapore, and for Singaporeans to continue to persevere as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and chart our way forward together in an increasingly complex world. The installation will be on display on the lawn of the Memorial Hall until 19 February 2023.

Lunar New Year Hongbao Giveaway

(Supported by National Heritage Board)
Date: 6 – 22 January 2023
Time: 10am – 5pm (closed on Mondays)

It’s time to usher in the Year of the Rabbit with the Museum Roundtable (MR) and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH)! Get ready to collect specially designed hongbao from 39 participating museums and galleries.

Don’t miss the chance to get the limited edition SYSNMH hongbao for FREE! To redeem, simply visit the Memorial Hall, follow the SYSNMH Facebook page, and verify at the visitor services counter from 6 – 22 January 2023. Limited to the first 50 visitors per day (1 pack per person) and available whilst stocks last!

Auspicious Lion & Dragon Dance Performance

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Date: 22 January 2023
Time: 10am – 11am
Admission: Free

Revel in the festivities and usher in the Lunar New Year at the Memorial Hall with the annual lion and dragon dance performance on the first day of the Lunar New Year!

God of Fortune Visit

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Date: 22 January 2023
Time: 10am – 12pm
Admission: Free

Rub shoulders with the God of Fortune for an auspicious year ahead! The God of Fortune will be at the Memorial Hall and giving away sweet treats for a bountiful year.

Lunar New Year Free Admission

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Date: 22 & 24 January 2023 (LNY Day 1 & 3)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

Come spend your time at the Memorial Hall as admission is free for all to the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall on the Lunar New Year holiday.

Festival of Spring Weekend Open House

Date: 4 & 5 February 2023
Time: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free admission with paid activities

Children Lion Dance Workshop

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

(Supported by Martial House)
Date: 4 February 2023
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Admission: $10 per pax

Let your child get into the festive spirit with this interactive lion dance workshop! Limber up with a series of full body stretches, learn basic dance movements from expert instructors, have fun trying on miniature lion dance costumes, and discover the origins behind this well-loved artform.

Recommended for children aged 6 years and above. Workshop will be conducted in English and Mandarin.

Children Festive Chinese Drums Workshop

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

(Supported by Martial House)
Date: 5 February 2023
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Admission: $10 per pax

Drum up a storm in this energetic musical workshop – your child will learn basic drumming techniques used for Chinese percussion instruments and experience a variety of rhythms and beats.

Recommended for children aged 6 years and above.  Workshop will be conducted in English and Mandarin.

Parent-Child Festive Cute Tangyuan Workshop

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

(Supported by MiracleMo SG)
Date: 5 February 2023
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Admission: $38 per parent-child pair

Make adorable Lunar New Year-themed tangyuan (glutinous rice balls) with us! In this popular workshop, learn various skills such as making glutinous rice ball skin, wrapping and shaping of tangyuan, cooking methods and many more.

Recommended for participants aged 6 years and above. Workshop will be conducted in Mandarin.

Storytelling Sessions: Tales of Spring

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(Supported by Speak Good English Movement and Speak Mandarin Campaign)
Date: 4 February 2023 (Chinese), 5 February 2023 (English)
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 3pm
Admission: Free

Be swept away with enthralling tales in our popular storytelling sessions! Discover the legends and myths behind well-loved Chinese stories as local authors and veteran storytellers bring you on a literary adventure.

Drop-in Craft Station: Lunar New Year Inspired Crafts

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Date: 4 & 5 February 2023
Time: 11am – 6pm
Admission: Free

Get crafty as you make Lunar New Year inspired crafts such as greeting card colouring and God of Fortune origami folding.

Let’s Celebrate with Uncle Ting: Lunar New Year Activity Kit

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Date: 4 & 5 February 2023
Time: 10am – 7pm

Kids! Come pick up an activity kit to discover more about the Lunar New Year! Join Uncle Ting to learn more about the legends and popular customs associated with this festival through a series of fun activities including red packet making!

Activity kits are given out on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last and one per child.

Guided Tours & Trails

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Touring Temples: Lunar New Year and Temple Traditions
Date: 28 & 29 January 2023, 4 & 5 February 2023
Time: 10am – 1pm
Admission: $20.00 per pax

Explore local temples during the CNY period to have a peek at how they and their devotees celebrate the New Year. You will have the opportunity to hear from temple reps who will enlighten you on customs associates with specific temples and dialect groups.

Each tour includes visits to two different temples:

  • 28 January – Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee & Thian Hock Keng
  • 29 January – Tiong Bahru Qi Tian Gong & Thian Hock Keng
  • 4 February – Poh Chung Tian Chor Sian Tong & Toa Payoh Seu Teck Sean Tong
  • 5 February – Hong San See & Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee

Parts of the tour will be conducted in English and Mandarin vice versa.

Balestier Heritage Food Trail

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Date: 4 February 2023
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (English), 11.30am – 12.30pm (Mandarin)
Admission: $12 per pax

Go on a gastronomic journey around Balestier with our ever-popular Balestier Heritage Food Trail! Delve into the architectural and cultural development of Balestier as you visit and sample bites from heritage shops such as Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory and Sweetlands Confectionary and Bakery and discover the rich food history behind these places.

Permanent Galleries Guided Tour

Join a spirited weekend at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 to be celebrated at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Alvinology

Date: 4 & 5 February 2023
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Chinese), 3pm – 4pm (English)
Admission: Free; limited spaces available

Join a guided tour of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and hear the stories behind this century-old villa that trace Dr Sun Yat Sen’s revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia. Gain valuable insights on the impact of the 1911 Revolution on Singapore, as well as Singapore’s contributions to the Revolution.

Purchase tickets here

Images courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

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