Delightful mooncakes and happenings coming to you this Mid-Autumn Festival 2018!

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Well... isn't it the time of the year to feast on those exquisitely mouth-watering mooncakes?

One of the most exciting things to do during the Mid-Autumn Festival is to stuff our faces with the delightful selection of mooncakes. Sounds familiar? But how can we not? So… we’ve put together some awesome activities for Mid-Autumn Festival and mooncakes you can indulge in with your family and friends! If you haven’t had plans sorted out yet, you know what to do.

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Activities for Mid Autumn Festival 

Prepare to Get Major Eargasms with the “Once upon a Full Moon” Concert

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Picture credits: Mapletree

 
Mapletree, in conjunction with The TENG Ensemble, presents a concert this coming 22 September — to commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Let these guys serenade you with a soulful medley of popular tunes like “Dancing in the Moonlight”, “Fly Me to the Moon” and “月亮代表我的心”(The Moon Represents My Heart). So old school, but we love it!
 
Sassy Singaporean singer-songwriter Tay Kewei (郑可为) will also be making a guest appearance. As part of the concert, there’ll be an educational pre-show by My SuperFuture Theatrical Productions, with musical accompaniment by The TENG Ensemble as well. Founder, Ian Loy, and his team will re-tell a Mid-Autumn classic, “嫦娥” (Chang’e), the Chinese goddess of the Moon. The activities for mid autumn festival will stimulate you. Feel a tingly sense of excitement yet? 
 
More information is available here: https://mapletree22sept.peatix.com/    
 
Once Upon a Full Moon

Date: 22 September 2018, Saturday

Time: 6.30pm-8pm

Venue: VivoCity’s Level 3 Amphitheatre

Tickets pricing:

Adult ($3)

Child aged 14 and below ($2) 

Family Bundle – 2 adults + 2 children ($8) 

Get your tickets here: https://mapletree22sept.peatix.com/  

Be Transported by a Heritage Journey at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

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Picture credits: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Get set for an enchanting day of lunar appreciation at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. They’ll be holding their first ever Mid-Autumn Festival celebration!

Coming 15 September, a wide variety of activities for mid autumn festival await! From cultural appreciation talks, craft workshops, musical acts, puppetry and opera performances to even a heritage trail in the heart of the Central Business District, it’s going to enthrall you and your little ones! 

Anticipate programme highlights such as an experiential Starry Night Planetarium Show. It will lend a whole new meaning to the traditional activity of moon-gazing and leave you transfixed by the beauty of the universe. Also, partake in Operation Rescue Mid-Autumn, a mass escape activity inspired by the popular escape room activities of late. Definitely one of the coolest activities for mid autumn festival!

For more details, visit http://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.

Mid-Autumn Celebration @ SCCC

Date: 15 September 2018, Saturday

Time: 10am-7.15pm

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)

Admission: Free

Pre-register here: http://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/events

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

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Picture credits: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

This year, there will be a big surprise at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival that is organised by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall — also known as Wan Qing Yuan. It’s where the community come together to reflect on the shared heritage and celebrate the Chinese arts and culture.

The festival presents an exciting weekend of offerings including heritage trails, mooncake tasting, lantern-making workshops, storytelling of Mid-Autumn tales, performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, and more. Definitely suitable for the young and the young at heart.

If you’re into taking photos, you can look forward to a beautiful thematic lantern installation under the stars. Catch it while it lasts from 1 September till 8 October 2018.

Activities for mid autumn festival aren’t interactive enough? There’ll be creation of a giant mooncake that will set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records – 1.8m x 23 cm big to be exact; everyone is welcome to join on 22 September.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Date: 22 & 23 September 2018

Time: 10am-9.30pm

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Pricing: Free admission

For detailed programmes and activities, please visit their website for more information here.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

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Picture credits: Chinatown Festivals Organising Committee

The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 calls out to all Singaporeans and tourists! Themed “Our Chinatown. Our Mid-Autumn” (我们的牛车水 , 我们的中秋节), this year’s festival will recapture the scenes and life experiences of Singapore’s Chinatown in the 50’s and 60’s.

Anyone can instantly soak in the festive spirit with the vivifying centrepieces of early Chinese immigrants, street lanterns in the form of traditional accordion paper lanterns, nightly stage shows with exciting dragon dance performances on weekends, and the ever-popular lantern painting competition and mass lantern walk.

Organised by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KS CCC) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the festival will kick start on 8 September 2018 first with the Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony (开幕典礼与亮灯仪式). The street light-up will be from 8 September to 8 October 2018.

For more information on event highlights, please visit their website here

To find out more, members of the public can also call Kreta Ayer CC at +65 6222 3597 or email info@chinatownfestivals.sg

Be Over the Moon this Mid-Autumn @ Jurong Point!

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Picture credits: Jurong Point

Hop over to Jurong Point to partake in amazing activities for mid autumn festival! Fun and excitement for you and your family between 22 August and 30 September!

Packed with plenty of experiences you should not miss; a mass lantern walk where participants can look forward to surprise appearances by Chang’e, Jade Rabbit and many more! (Jurong Point is the first shopping mall in Singapore to organise it); cultural performances and games featuring cultural games at the “Golden Games Carnival” to must-see stage performances and dazzling traditional dragon dance performance; and a mid-autumn fair!

They have promotions going on too! Be sure to check out their website at https://www.jurongpoint.com.sg/

Register for the mass lantern walk here: http://www.jplanternwalk.com/

*Registration is free and open to the first 200 participants only. Participants will also receive a special goodie bag containing a lantern, vouchers and more (worth over $200).

Over the Moon for Mid-Autumn

When: 22 August-30 September 2018

Venue: Jurong Point

Telephone: +65 6792 5662

  • Mass Lantern Walk
    • 22 Sep 2018
    • Between 7 & 8pm
  • Cultural Performances and Games:
    • 15 Sep-6 Sep & 22 Sep-23 Sep 2018)
    • Jurong Point 2 (JP2) Main Entrance
  • Mid-Autumn Fair
    • 3 Sep – 23 Sep 2018
    • Jurong Point 1 (JP1) Atrium

Indulge in These Heavenly Mooncake Offerings:

Din Tai Fung’s Taiwan Pineapple Cakes

activities for mid autumn festival

Picture credits: Din Tai Fung

A Taiwanese specialty, these fragrant treats are baked in Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung central kitchen and air-flown to Singapore. Each golden buttery pastry is filled with moist, succulent Taiwanese pineapple filling, rich in aroma and delicate sweetness, and is free from preservatives, a sure to delight!

The pineapple cakes are individually wrapped and packaged in a limited edition Mid-Autumn gift box, which features the brand’s delightful mascots, Bao Zai (包仔) dressed up as Moon Goddess Chang E (嫦娥) along with Hou Yi (后羿) against an adorable pineapple moon.

When: Available from 3 to 24 September 2018

Where: Available at all Din Tai Fung restaurants except Manulife Centre, or while stocks last.

PrimaDéli’s Made-in-Singapore Mooncakes

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Picture credits: PrimaDéli

This coming Mid-Autumn Festival, PrimaDéli brings to you the best local and international flavours fused together, alongside a full-range of less-sugar baked mooncakes, made in Singapore.

There’ll be new snowskin mooncake flavours. Wrapped in icy-cool snow skins with a variety of bold colours, the range of mooncakes are guaranteed to be a treat for the senses. The flavours include Orange with Ginger, Earl Grey and Espresso with Caramel, along with regular favourites like Chendol, D24 Durian with Chocolate, Pandan Lotus, Black Sesame Almond, Cookies & Cream and Mango Cream Cheese. 

For the purists and health-conscious, rejoice in a full-range of yummy baked traditional mooncakes which are less in sugar. Flavours include Pure Lotus, Pure Lotus with Melon Seeds, Pure Lotus with 1 or 2 yolks and White Lotus with Melon Seeds. 

Pricing information

Snowskin mooncakes: $5.90 per piece/$52.80 per box of 9 (as part of the Royal Gift set)

Regular baked mooncakes: $13.60-$14.70 per piece/$53.80-$57.80 per box of 4

Mini baked mooncakes: $6.00-$6.40 per piece/$52.80-$54.80 per box of 9

All mooncakes are on sale from now to 24 September 2018 at all PrimaDéli outlets.

For more information about PrimaDéli and outlet locations, please visit www.primadeli.com

Celebrate Sweet Reunions This Mid-Autumn with the Mid-Autumn Star

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Image credits: FengShui Inn

The Mid-Autumn Star by Feng Shui Inn is a deluxe delicacy — it contains nourishing American Ginseng that is famed for its many health-giving properties. Besides, there’s also a crunchy chocolate surprise in the centre that kids will surely love!

Each mooncake contains more than five grams of premium quality American ginseng, meticulously handcrafted by the restaurant’s Hong Kong-born Executive Chef, Li Kwok Kwong. 

Baked in a deliciously crisp and buttery crust made of premium Australian butter with custard, milk powder and fresh eggs, instead of the traditional mooncake skin, it’s a good accompaniment to other classic confections and hot Chinese tea.

Mid-Autumn Star at Feng Shui Inn

Pricing:               S$78 per box of 6 mooncakes

Pre-order:          22 August to 24 September 2018

Collection:         22 August to 24 September 2018

                                 12pm to 8pm daily

                                 Feng Shui Inn (Located on Level G2 of Crockfords Tower, Resorts World Sentosa)

Place orders:    +65 6577 6599

                                 FengShuiInn@rwsentosa.com 

For detailed information, please visit their website here.

Bask in the Mid-Autumn Grandeur at Goodwood Park Hotel

activities for mid autumn festival

(L-R) The 2018 snowskin mooncake collection: Almond Beancurd with Longan; Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Seed Paste and Melon Seeds; Soursop with Calamansi | Photo credits: Goodwood Park Hotel

Spice up your Mid Autumn celebration with this super instaworthy treat!

The new blue pea flower creation by Goodwood Park Hotel is the dazzling star for this year. As part of the snowskin collection, the brand new Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Seed Paste and Melon Seeds is a gorgeously-hued masterpiece that is bound to be a head-turner at any gathering.

Other flavours that are back by popular demand and sporting a new “skin” include Almond Beancurd with Longan and Soursop with Calamansi. The evergreen D24 and “Mao Shan Wang” snowskin mooncakes make a comeback as well, alongside traditional baked favourites, all freshly made with no preservatives.

When: 18 August to 24 September 2018 

**Please check out their website here for more details on the selections available, discounts available and more.

Preorder: Please click here to view their Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Brochure.

  • Place your orders online at: http://festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com*
  • Print the order form of their Mid-Autumn Festival Brochure, and email to: mooncake@goodwoodparkhotel.com
  • Visit The Deli (9am-9pm daily) for direct purchases and collection of pre-orders.
  • Contact the Mooncake Call Centre at: + 65 6730 1867 (Corporate enquiries); +65 6730 1868 (General enquiries)

Operating Hours:  

Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday, Sunday & PH: 9am-1pm

Last Pre-Order Date: 19 September 2018, 5pm

Want More Convenient Options?

We know that the hustle and bustle of the shopping malls can get quite overwhelming. If you want to skip all of that and jump right into the mooncakes goodness, we’ve got you covered!

Foodpanda has rounded up everything from classical to traditional options and even modern and unique flavours. Even better, have your mooncakes delivered straight to your doorstep! You can have your moon(cake), and your friends will love you to the moon and back! Ha.

activities for mid autumn festival

Photo credits: foodpanda

1. Starbucks – Get Your Caffeine Fix

Good news for all coffee lovers out there! The Seattle-coffeehouse has released their range of mooncakes. The traditional white lotus paste fillings are infused with either Starbucks’ iconic coffee or green tea and marked with its beloved two-tailed mermaid logo design. The perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Get your caffeine kick here.

2. TCC – Lift Your Spirits with Alcoholic Delights

If you’re looking for something that packs an extra punch, pamper your taste buds with exquisite mini alcoholic snow skin mooncakes, enhanced by the natural flavours of fruit, flowers and tea.

Don’t miss out on the creamy Baileys® amore, a best-seller for a good reason. If you’re looking for something less sinful, consider TCC’s mooncake selection that also features superfoods and healthier options.

 Choose from a wide selection here.

3. Swensen’s – Calling the Ones with Sweet Teeth

The good folks at Swensen’s brought back their signature ice cream creations in six different flavours. The selection includes all-time favourite sticky chewy chocolate, a very local sedap chempedak (with real fruit bits!) and the deliciously creamy mao shan wang enclosed in a charcoal snow skin. Truly treats for the young, and young at heart!

Satisfy your ice cream cravings here.

4. Tim Ho Wan – Honouring the Classic

There’s no better place to look for traditional mooncakes than the old-school favourite — Tim Ho Wan. Just like the Dim Sum that earned them their Michelin star, their mooncakes shine in their simplicity.

Coming in three flavours – pandan, white lotus and matcha – it’s an excellent choice for anyone who craves the taste of a classic mooncake. 

Go for classic flavours here.

5. Hong Kong Sheng Kee – Delicious Shades and Hues

The mooncakes from Hong Kong Sheng Kee look almost too pretty to eat. With its perfect ombre colouring – the snow skin creations are the ultimate instagrammable option. They come in four white lotus snow skin flavours! 

They are filled with the rich goodness from champagne truffle, yolky custard to even salted yam truffle and osmanthus truffle.

Order a box of beautiful creations here.

6. TungLok – Enjoy a Guilt-Free Treat

Alongside the Health Promotion Board (HPB), the established Singaporean brand has launched a range of mooncakes that are lower in sugar, saturated fat and calories. 

They have held nothing back in designing visually stunning boxes adorned with goldfish and lotus flowers, making it a perfect gift choice for family and friends.

The mooncakes are available in the traditional and snow skin variants, with the petals mochi snow skin making a comeback this year – perfect way into your in-law’s hearts.

 Prepare to impress here.

7. Garden Pastry – Traditional Flavours and Unique Options

More than just traditional baked and snow skin options, Garden Pastry has also brought back their signature and crispy skin mooncakes that are well-loved!

For the discerning millennial taste bud, you can choose between the savoury mini cheese crispy lotus mooncake that combines salted yolk, parmesan and cheddar cheese or the decadent mini crispy skin D24 durian mooncake.

Get your mooncakes here.

Did You Know…

Here are some fun facts about the Mid-Autumn festival — if you don’t happen to already know them. 

1. Mid-Autumn Festival is often called “Moon Festival”. 

2. Mooncakes were used as secret weapons by Chinese revolutionaries.

3. The best time to eat crabs is actually during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

4. Non-Chinese people celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival too.

5. Chinese people believe the moon is brightest at Mid-Autumn. Apparently, it’s not!

6. Youth in China show love by giving lucky money as Mid-Autumn gifts using WeChat.

7. The customs vary from country to country.

Just take South Korea’s “Thanksgiving day” for instance. However, the Koreans eat peach-shaped cakes instead of mooncakes. The intention is the same — people gather with their family, show their appreciation, while enjoying the view of the moon.

8. Pandas eat mooncakes too!

Nope, not kidding. They do, just that they only eat those specially made to keep them healthy.

We hope these activities for mid autumn festival has given you some ideas to take your kids to and helped you decide possible mooncake options!

We at theAsianparent wishes all of you a very happy Mid-Autumn Festival in advance! 🙂

If there’s a particular brand or type of mooncakes that you like, let us know in the comments below!