Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021 | Family-Friendly Exhibitions, Workshops, Craft Sessions And More!



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The annual Wan Qing Festival of Spring is back! Ring in the Year of the Ox, and bask in the Lunar New Year celebrations with interesting and engaging festive offerings for the little and not-so-little ones!

Photo Credit: SYSNMH / Facebook

Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) 
When: Now till 21 Feb 2021,10.00am to 7.00pm
Admission Fee: Free, except for programmes where the admission prices are indicated.

Here's what you and your family can look forward at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021:

1. Festive Installation: Double Prosperity

Photo Credit: SYSNMH / Facebook

When: 5 Jan to 28 Feb 2021, 10.00am to 7.00pm (Daily)

The memorial hall’s annual thematic installation, Double Prosperity, promises to make for great photo moments with friends and family this festive season.

This outdoor installation features two large  'Foo Dou' Guardian Lions - one male guardian lion with its paw on an embroidered ball, and one female guardian lion restraining a playful cub. These guardian lions are traditionally installed in front of imperial Chinese palaces to protect the buildings and their residents.

Double Prosperity reiterates the belief that ‘good things come in pairs’ and serves as an expression of the memorial hall’s wish for protection against the trials and tribulations brought about by Covid-19, and for ‘double’ blessings in the form of economic recovery for Singapore and personal protection for Singaporeans against Covid-19 and future challenges. It also embodies our hope for more prosperous years to come, and gives thanks as we enter Phase 3 of Singapore’s circuit breaker period. 

2. Lunar New Year Red Packet Giveaway

When: 1 to 11 Feb 2021, 10.00am to 5.00pm (closed on Monday)

Calling all ang pow collectors – the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Collection returns with exclusive red packet designs for its participating museums and galleries! Starting from 1 February, visitors who ‘Follow’ the memorial hall’s Facebook Page will be able to receive one set of limited edition red packets, whilst stocks last. Visit all 32 participating museums and galleries to complete your collection! For more information on redemption terms and conditions, visit www.museums.com.sg.

3. Children’s Lion Dance Workshop

Photo Credit: SYSNMH

When: 20 to 21 Feb 2021, 11.00am to 12.00pm
Admission Fee: $10 per pair | Purchase tickets here
Recommended Age: 5 years and above

Lion dance performances are a common sight in Singapore during festive occasions, as they are believed to be bearers of good luck. Get into the festive spirit with this interactive children’s lion dance workshop that promises unforgettable fun for the whole family! 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.

4. Festive Chinese Drums Workshop

Photo Credit: SYSNMH / Facebook

When: 20 to 21 Feb 2021, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Admission Fee: $10 per pair | Purchase tickets here
Recommended Age: 5 years and above

Dong dong chiang, it’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year! Drum up a storm in this energetic musical workshop – team up with your child and learn basic drumming techniques used for Chinese percussion instruments and experience a variety of rhythms and beats.

5. Craft Station: Zodiac Animal Coaster Painting

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When: 20 Feb 2021, 11.00am to 11.30am; 12.00pm to 12.30pm; 1.00pm to 1.30pm; 2.00pm to 2.30pm; 3.00pm to 3.30pm
Admission Fee: Free (pre-registration required) | Reserve tickets here

6. Craft Station: Zodiac Animal Clay Painting 

Photo Credit: Steve Johnson / Pexels

When: 21 Feb 2021, 11.00am to 11.30am; 12.00pm to 12.30pm; 1.00pm to 1.30pm; 2.00pm to 2.30pm; 3.00pm to 3.30pm
Admission Fee: Free (pre-registration required) | Reserve tickets here


For more information on Wan Qing Festival of Spring, you may visit the SYSNMH website and/or the Facebook Page.






This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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