Representative Francis Liang (standing) giving his address at the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration.
On 25 September 2018, Representative Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang attended the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration organized by the United Chinese Library at the invitation of its President, Mr. Cham Seng Yin. Other invited guests included the office bearers of the Alumni of Taiwan Universities & Colleges, Deputy Representative Steven Tai and other officials from the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore.
Everyone joining in the sing-along at the United Chinese Library’s 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration.
In his address, Representative Liang expressed his delight at joining Singaporean friends at the mid-autumn festival celebration, and thanked the United Chinese Library for putting together the memorable event. Quoting the lines of a Su Dongpo poem, which loosely translates as “May all be blessed with longevity! Although a thousand miles apart, all can share the moon’s beauty together,” Representative Liang called attention to the importance of the mid-autumn festival, a festival widely celebrated by the Chinese all over the world. Besides hosting traditional festivals, the United Chinese Library keeps up with the times through its array of cultural and networking events, and these efforts have helped to strengthen the bilateral friendship and exchanges between Singapore and Taiwan.
Representative Francis Liang takes first turn to display his calligraphic skills.
Everyone at the event had an enjoyable evening. Representative Francis Liang and a number of calligraphy experts put their skills on display, while many took turns to solve lantern riddles and play a game of Zhuang-Yuan-Bing (cake of top scholar).
Representative Francis Liang (left) and Mr. Cham Seng Yin (right), President of the United Chinese Library, pose with Mr. Tan Khim Ser (center), President of the Life Art Society, as Mr. Tan holds up his calligraphic work.