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Take a shine to Moonfest 2010

By EditorEvents - 08 September 2010 10:00 AM | Updated 14 September 2010

Take a shine to Moonfest 2010


There’s more to the Mid-Autumn Festival than just mooncakes and lanterns, though both of those are nice to indulge in (especially the mooncakes – read all about the best ones here!)

There are plenty of performances, free showcases and even a great lantern walkabout at the Esplanade, for everyone to enjoy. It’s the perfect time to learn more about this spectacular festival, which happens from Sept 17 – 19.




You won’t want to miss the world renowned National Guo Guang Opera Company from Taiwan, as they return to the Esplanade after six years. They’ll be performing two productions – The Golden Cangueon Sept 17 and Wang Xi Feng on Sept 19. Both operas star celebrated Peking opera artist Wei Hai Ming.



The Golden Cangue


Wang Xi Feng


Another event you simply cannot miss is the Moonfest lantern walkabout, taking place on Sept 18. A dragon dance will welcome everyone as everyone whips out their fancy lanterns and ambles along on the half-hour trail under the moonlight. There’ll be plenty of voices of local musicians belting out festive folk songs while you walk along. What’s more, if you haven’t got a lantern of your own to bring, just hop along to the lantern making workshops to create your own unique work of art. Plus you’ll be using recycled materials, so you’re also doing your part for the environment at the same time.

There are also plenty of workshops and other performances on during Moonfest, including the Scenic Sounds of the Grassland, performed by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts City Chinese Orchestra and the Baotou City Man Han Performance Troupe from Mongolia.



Scenic Sounds of the Grassland


The Fox and The Bear


The kids will love The Fox and The Bear – A Paper Puppetry Performance which features sets and characters made entirely of paper.

The Moonfest – Mid-Autumn Festival 2010 is on at various locations at the Esplanade from Sept 17 – 19.

Click here for a list of other Moonfest events going on at the Esplanade. If Chinatown is more your preferred location to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, check out our guide to the Lantern Festival.