On Sept 29 night, UniSIM's celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival saw Block B's level five courtyard bustling with twinkling lantern lights, joy and festive cheer. Some 100 alumni, students, associates, staff and their family members joined in the party, jointly organised by the UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies and alumni of the Chinese programmes.
Guests were treated to 15 flavours of mooncake, five types of Chinese tea and performances by talented alumni and their children, and a student from SIM GE. The performers demonstrated admirable effort in poetry recitation, crosstalk, folk song singing, and in playing the guzheng, yangqin and guitar. Guest of honour, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM took this opportunity to announce the formation of the UniSIM Chinese Society Organising Committee. Comprising students and alumni of the Chinese related programmes, the committee would help to build stronger bonds among the Chinese community in UniSIM.
As the full moon shone gently from the sky, the event ended with a game of lantern riddle guessing, which attracted a long queue of enthusiastic participants.
Prof Cheong Hee Kiat welcoming the guests.
Mao Shan Wang durian mooncakes were quickly gulped down within minutes of appearance.
Quah Kai Yi, a primary 4 student impressed the audience with his skillful rendition of yangqin.
Dr Foo Tee Tuan (L1) and Prof Eddie Kuo (centre) with alumni who recited poetry in Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien.
Tea tasting contest.