Lantern Painting Competition

Date: 28 August 2016, Sunday
Time: 9.00am – 12.00noon
Venue: Chinatown Point
Display Date: 3 – 15  September 2016
Time: All Day
Venue: Pagoda Street

Let the artistic flair in your child shine at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016’s Lantern Painting Competition! We invite families and children of all ages to join in this fun-filled competition where you can display your creativity in painting lanterns.
Let Lanterns Be The Canvass For Your Inspiration!

Who Can Join?

Group A – Age 6 years old and below
Group B – Age 7 to 9 years old
Group C – Age 10 to 12 years old
Group D – Age 13 to 16 years old

Win Attractive Prizes!
3 Winners for each category – A Trophy + $300, $200 & $100 cash prize
10 Consolation Prize – A Trophy + $30 cash prize
Creative Award for each category – A Trophy + $50 cash prize

Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required for all participations. Please download the registration form from or obtain it from Kreta Ayer Community Club Temporary Office and submit via email or mail by 18 August 2016.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 Organizing Committee
C/O Kreta Ayer Community Club Temporary Office
Blk 5 Banda Street #03-68 Singapore 050005
Attention : Irene Tan / Matthew Chua
Email : /

This event is sponsored by Singapore Turf Club, the competition is organised by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KSCCC) and co-organised by Life Art Society.

Festive Bazaar & Carnival

Date: 2 – 15 September 2016
Time: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Venue: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street and open space in front of People’s Park Complex

The full moon represents an auspicious symbol of abundance, harmony and prosperity. Chinese communities all over the world celebrate its appearance on this important occasion. During the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival, visitors can bask in the festivities, walk along the bustling festive street stalls and shop for festive goodies. Be spoilt for choice as over 300 festival stalls will offer a dazzling variety of festive treats like moon cakes, pomelos, lanterns, handicrafts, tea and more.

Official Light-up and Opening Cerermony

Date: 3 September 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

The celebration for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 will kick start with the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony, which includes the Official Street Light-up, dragon dance performance, as well as an exciting line-up of multicultural song and dance performances by local and overseas troupes from China. Finally, catch the spectacular fireworks displays lined up for the grand finale!

Street Light-Up

Date: 3 – 30 September 2016
Time: 7pm – 12mn (Sunday – Thursday)
7pm – 2am (Friday & Saturday)
Venue: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street , South Bridge Road and inner streets of Chinatown

Soak in the festivities and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown, where traditional Chinese culture comes alive. Be enchanted by the flower-themed decorations of Chinatown as New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and the inner streets of Chinatown are adorned with colourful lanterns of varying shapes and sizes.

Nightly Stage Shows

Date: 3 – 15 September 2016
Time: 8.00pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Gather around for the nightly performances at Kreta Ayer Square during the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. Even today, the Square remains a popular gathering point for local Chinese communities. Catch and be entertained by the animated and dynamic Chinese cultural acts, folk songs, and music and dance numbers by local entertainers and troupes from China.

Mass Lantern Walk

Date: 11 September 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Starting Point: Starting point – Kreta Ayer Square
Ending Point: Ending point – Along New Bridge Road (Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown)

Enjoy a fun night out with family and friends with your creative lanterns – or dress up as one! – as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 Mass Lantern Walk that is open to the public. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as you soak in the leisurely-paced lantern parade procession under the full moon and the dazzling displays around Chinatown. Don’t forget the impressive acts of the dragon dance troupes, energetic cheerleaders and the percussion band along the way! The lantern walk will conclude with stage performances and pyrotechnics display in the heart of Chinatown.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Walking Trail

Date: 4, 10 & 11 September 2016
Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Meeting Point: Information Booth in front of the stage at Kreta Ayer Square

The walking trail is free.
Registration is on first-come-first-serve basis.
Each trail is conducted in English and limited to 10 participants.

The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Walking Trail runs into its third year due to its popular demand. For this year, it covers two weekend and visitors can expect to discover how Chinatown is THE place to experience Mid-Autumn festivities.

With its strong heritage and character, Chinatown has become an enduring and iconic venue for locals and visitors to visit and soak in the Mid Autumn festivities and street decoration ambient during the celebration of this traditional Chinese festival. Discover Chinatown’s heritage and culture in this free walking trail that covers Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street and New Bridge Road.

With “a Sparkling Mid-Autumn Festival @ Chinatown” as the festival’s theme, participants can embrace the bountiful photo opportunities as the streets in Chinatown will be decorated by lots of colourful lanterns for the Festive Street Light-Up. They can also shop for festive goodies at the bustling Festive Street Bazaar and Carnival and enjoy nightly cultural shows at Kreta Ayer Square.

The Organiser reserves the right to amend any of the terms and conditions.
For enquiries and registration, please email:

To sign up for the Walking Trail, please visit the following:

About Us

Chinatown Festivals, mainly Chinese New Year Celebrations and Mid-Autumn Festivals, are organised by Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee.

Contact Info


Kreta Ayer Community Club
28A Kreta Ayer Road
Singapore 088995
Tel: 6222 3597
Fax: 6222 3762