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Lantern Painting Competition

Let the artistic flair in your child shine at Chinatown Mid-Autumn
Festival 2018’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
(Age will be based on the Year of Birth.)

Win Attractive Prizes!

3 Winners for each category – A Trophy + $300, $200 & $100 cash prize
10 Consolation Prize – A Trophy + $30 cash prize

Registration is FREE and pre-registration is required. You may email to Ang_Yi_Zhi@pa.gov.sg or visit Kreta Ayer Community Club office to request a copy of the registration form.

Please submit by email or mail by 24 August 2018 (Friday).

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Organising Committee
c/o Kreta Ayer Community Club
28A Kreta Ayer Road
Singapore 088995

Date: 2 September 2018, Sunday
Time: 9am – 12noon
Venue: Chinatown Point

Display Date: 4 – 24 September 2018
Display Time: All Day
Display Venue: Pagoda Street

Mass Lantern Walk

Enjoy a fun night out with your family and friends with your creative lanterns as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Mass Lantern Walk that is open to the general 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, pyrotechnics and fireworks display in the heart of Chinatown.

Date: 23 September 2018

Time: 7pm – 10 pm

Venue: Starting point – Kreta Ayer Square

Ending point – Along New Bridge Road

(Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown)


Festive Trade Fair and Festive Bazaar

The full moon represents an auspicious symbol of abundance, harmony and prosperity. Chinese communities from 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 cake, pomelos, lanterns, handicrafts, tea and more.

Date for Carnival: 1 – 30 September 2018
Time: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Venue: open space in front of People’s Park Complex

Date for Street Stall: 7 – 24 September 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street and Smith Street

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony

The celebration for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 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!

Date: 8 September 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30pm – 10pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Street Light-Up

Soak in the festivities and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown, where traditional Chinese culture comes alive. This year street light-up will depict the stories of Chinatown where our forefathers came to Singapore in search for better life and opportunities. In addition, be enchanted by the decorations of Chinatown as New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and the inner streets of Chinatown are adorned with colourful traditional lanterns.

Date: 8 September – 8 October 2018
Time: 7pm – 12mn (Sunday – Thursday)
7pm – 2am (Friday & Saturday)
Venue: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road

Nightly Stage Shows

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 overseas performing troupes.

Date: 8 – 24 September 2018
Time: 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Singapore Culture and Heritage Trail – Cantonese Chapter : “Reliving the Yesteryears Once More”

A new highlight this year, the Singapore Culture and Heritage Trail – Cantonese Chapter: “Reliving the Yesteryears Once More”.

Travel back in time to the colourful and vibrant night market of Chinatown in the 50’s and 60’s where many Cantonese congregate to stay, work and do business in Chinatown. Thus, through this special two nights event, you will get to learn about the history, culture and heritage of the early Cantonese immigrants. You will also have the opportunity to buy and taste a variety of Cantonese cuisine. Enjoy the nostalgia night and get energized with the extravaganza Getai.

Date: 21 & 22 September 2018
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer square