The lovely, err, Chang’e, and other illuminated lanterns at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.
Right, my second annual post on Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore. As like previous years, I popped by Chinatown after visiting the light-ups at Gardens by the Bay last Friday.
Erm … nothing much to write about or introduce for this visit. Apart from, erm, what is already well publicised i.e. Mdm Chang’e benefitting from a massive makeover. (The miracles of modern cosmetics!!!) On that, let me just say, okay lah. The makeover is still criticised by some but at least she no longer looks as if she’s making herbal soup with the Jade Rabbit. As for the other lantern displays, these should be of interest to tourists and young children. As in, people curious about the history and heritage of Chinese Singaporeans.
Incidentally, if you’re also taking pictures, you are more or less confined to doing so from Mdm Chang’e right. From her left, part of her gorgeous face is blocked by the lotus she’s holding. (Unless you’re standing immediately to her left at Yu Hua)
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Light-Up is ongoing till Sep 28, 2019. There are different events and performances, and the usual open-air bazaar. Check the official website for details!
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.