What better way to get by a cosy Saturday evening than to indulge in your favourite mooncakes while graciously sipping Chinese tea and trying your hand at traditional Chinese crafts? Over 230 SUSS students, staff, alumni, and their friends and family joined us at our annual SUSS Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on 15 September 2018, organised by the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS)@SUSS.
Mid-Autumn festival is all about gathering with our loved ones under the full moon which is believed to be the brightest during this time. Back by popular demand, participants of all ages, especially little children, had fun crafting their personalised masterpieces at our DIY snowskin mooncake-making workshop. Apart from mooncakes, participants were also eager to customise their own Chinese painted fan. These were some of the most popular activities of the night.
Guests also had a chance at trying out Chinese calligraphic-writing with their left hands, as well as traditional Chinese paper-cutting, kindly sponsored by SUSS Alumni Relations.
A Chinese festival celebration cannot be considered complete without vibrant performances to liven the mood. As part of our continued efforts to support pre-tertiary students in Singapore, CCS invited Fuchun Secondary’s Festive Drums and Lion Dance Troupe to put up an exciting opening performance. This was followed by a lovely recital and dance by adorable young boys and girls aged 2 to 6 years from Newcastle Enrichment Centre.
The traditional lantern riddle games brought the evening to a resounding close, where many eager participants walked away with attractive prizes.