On 14th September 2013, Hwa Chong celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in our very own traditional way, in the familiar environment of our very own Central Plaza! Thousands of students, alumni, parents and staff joined us for this night of fun, laughter, reminiscence and nostalgia. Through a night of exciting, fun-filled programmes, the Hwa Chong spirit binded all of us in this big Hwa Chong family, bringing us closer as one, as fully encapsulated by our theme – 齐聚共婵娟.
The entertaining line up of performances added to the lively, vibrant atmosphere that night! Our very own talented Hwa Chongians put up stunning performances, with Jonah, Jonathan Chuang, Nat & Mat and PA/AVA belting out exciting songs, and the performances put up by Lion Dance, Chinese Dance, Chinese Orchestra, Wushu were truly impressive! These performances ended off with a dance performance put up by the 40th Students’ Council, and a behind-the-scenes video of the preparation journey undertaken by the 40th Students’ Council for MAF.
Of course, the highly-anticipated Grand Light Up was certainly the highlight of the night! The fireball burned with gusto; the spectacular fountain added to the amazing fanfare that night; and the lanterns in the sky shone brightly that night, filling the Central Plaza with warmth, truly reflecting the vibrant, passionate Hwa Chong spirit.
The night culminated in the traditional SODACHE session under the spectacular night sky. As we sang, danced and cheered in the Central Plaza, which has been the setting of fond memories, we hope it made you remember all the wonderful times spent in Hwa Chong!
A big thank you to everyone who has contributed in one way or another to the success of MAF 2013! We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who took time off to attend MAF this year, and to our seniors who came down to support us!
Here are a few photos (Photo credits to our senior Nathanael Tan)
We hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did planning for it, and that MAF had let the Hwa Chong spirit burn within you that night, and for many more years to come! We look forward to seeing you again at MAF 2014! Meanwhile, look forward to our other events that are in the works! 🙂