Date: 14 Sep 2013
News Type: Event Highlights
School/Dept: Centre for Chinese Studies@SUSS
The koi pond at SIM headquarters was decorated with blinking lanterns painted by children and bustling with their laughter amidst burbling mini water fall in the background. Faint fragrant aroma from the brewing Chinese tea and delicious mooncakes filled the air.This is the second year that UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies (UCCS) and the mid-autumn working committee organised the mid-autumn festival celebration that took place on 14 September. In his welcome address, Guest of honour Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SIM University, stressed the importance of preserving Chinese traditional culture and the significance of reunion that the festival connotes, especially for modern Singapore families.Some 130 attendees were treated to a series of exciting performances that include classical guitar; poetry recitation in Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese; Chinese popular song rendition and an energetic Japanese style hip-hop dance. The programme ended with a game of lantern riddle guessing which drew spontaneous participation from the audience.Staff, alumni members, students, associates as well as their family members and friends had a great time catching up with each other and feasting under the moonlight as the night drew to a close.
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