Wan Qing Dumpling Festival 2018

Arts & Culture | Food & Drink |

Date: Saturday, 16 Jun to Sunday, 17 Jun

Time: 10:00 am to 9:30 pm

Venue: 12 Tai Gin Road - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Website: Visit Site

Dumpling Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Jie, is an important festival for Chinese communities around the world. Festive practices associated with the Dumpling Festival include dragon boat racing, eating delicious stuffed glutinous rice dumplings, as well as hanging up charms and pouches filled with herbs to ward off insects in the summer heat of the fifth lunar month. 


Organised by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Wan Qing Dumpling Festival 2018 presents an exciting weekend of activities including dumpling making sessions, craft workshops, dramatised storytelling and evening music performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Join us to learn more about this much-loved festival! 


** Free admission for all! Activities are free unless otherwise stated. **



► Make Your Own Dumplings - Stuff, wrap and tie your own rice dumplings, and savour a selection of delicious bak zhang!

► “Little Carp’s Adventure” Heritage Hunt 

► Festive Fun: Creative Sand Art & Kite Painting

► Under the Sea: Stories for Children

► Festive Activity Booths - Participate in our activity booths to win a mystery prize! Activities include miniature clay figurine, fishing frenzy game, traditional ice cream, dragon’s breath candy,etc.

► Roving Balloon Artist

► Interactive Craft Workshop (by River Valley High School)

► ... and more!



► Chinese Fan Painting Workshop

► Balestier Heritage & Food Trail * (SOLD OUT)

► Beauty of Betta Photography Workshop with Visarute Angkatavanich (by Nikon) - In this one-off session, learn and watch Commercial photographer, Visarute shoot striking images of the Siamese fighting fish *

► Introduction to Portrait Photography Workshop (by Nikon) - Learn tips and tricks on how to shoot SNS-worthy pictures of your family from professional photographer, Kai Tan *

► Breeding Bettas: Caring for Siamese Fighting Fish (by iBetta) - Join this free talk by iBetta to learn more on how to properly breed and care for Betta splendens (Siamese fighting fish).

► ... and more!


* Registration required. Visit www.sysnmh.org.sg for details.


EVENING CONCERT (16 & 17 June, 7.30pm - 9.30pm):

► LED dragon dance

► Stand-up comedy show

► Abracadabra! magic show

► Chinese acrobatic performances

► Chinese drums

► Live music performances 

► and more!