Free exhibitions, lantern-making workshop & more at S'pore colonial house on Sep. 11, 2022

Fun night out.

Adelene Wee | September 11, 2022, 01:41 AM

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Celebrate this mid-autumn festival differently at a 100-year-old colonial house at Temenggong Road on Sep. 11, 2022.

From riddles and poetry recitals, hands-on workshops to harmonious melodies, visitors can look forward to a variety of activities in the evening.

And yes, it's all free. Freeeee.

Festive activities

Here's the list of activities to look forward to:

  • Poetry recital
  • Calligraphy demonstration
  • Lantern riddles
  • Lantern-making workshops
  • Mooncake-making demonstration
  • Musical performances

Get involved in the lantern-making process by choosing to paint on traditional Teochew lanterns, or make your own cellophane lanterns from scratch.

Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

Photo by Adelene Wee

Photo by Adelene Wee

In the same area, there's freshly made mooncakes you can try on the spot that's made by a pastry chef.

Photo by Adelene Wee

Adding to the festivities is a riddle booth where participants can win prizes by solving riddles.

The organisers have prepared 60 riddles in total, and those who can correctly arrive at an answer will take home a packet of Nanyang tea.

Photo by Adelene Wee

Performances by student musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music add colour to the event.

Photo by Adelene Wee

To remember the night, bring home Chinese fans with an artful touch of calligraphy.

Photo by Adelene Wee

Exhibitions: Zen Room and a scholar's studio

Zen Room. Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

Scholar Studio. Photo via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence

Go back in time and relearn history by visiting the Scholar's Studio, which showcases exclusive artefacts from the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties.

Also stop by the Zen Room to view artefacts in an altar set-up that serves as offerings for the Moon Goddess. 

Due to the sensitivity of the artefacts, no photography and videography are allowed in the exhibition rooms.

Temenggong Mid-Autumn Heritage

This Temenggong Mid-Autumn Heritage is an inaugural event by the Temenggong Artists-In-Residence and NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. .

Temenggong is a private non-profit charity that manages an arts residency programme for artists.

Address: 28 Temenggong Road, Singapore 098775

Time: 6pm - 9:30pm, You can register your visit by contacting [email protected]

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Mothership is the media partner for "Temenggong Mid-Autumn Heritage" by Temenggong-Artists-In-Residence and NUS FASS.

Top photos via Temenggong Artists-In-Residence