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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Sep 3, 2019

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Chang'e

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.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Chang'e.
Another look at Mdm Chang’e. The stamps before her are a creative touch.
Chang'e at Singapore Chinatown.
Side profile of Mdm Chang’e. Erm, strong jawline, but there are many who find that attractive in a woman.

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)

New Bridge Road during Mid Autumn Festival 2019.
New Bridge Road with illuminated fairy ribbons all over it.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Singapore Landmarks Lanterns
Illuminated Singaporean travel landmarks a short walk from Mdm Chang’e. Interesting that Marina Bay Sands isn’t here, though.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Lanterns
Other lanterns representing Singaporean Chinese pioneers and history. This stretch forms a timeline of sort. Covering Singaporean history from 1819 to 2019.
Sir Stamford Raffles and Kampong House.
The event that “began” Singapore’s march into modernity? Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapura in 1819.
Chinatown Point Mooncake Bazaar.
Over at Chinatown Point, a mini mooncake bazaar.
Traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern.
A “traditional” Chinese Mid-Autumn lantern for kids. Nowadays, all of these use LED lights instead of candles, of course.


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.

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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 festive light-up with a “revamped” Chang’e and various Chinese pioneers of Singapore.
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The geek divides his free time between video games, movies, anime, and attempting to write decent short stories. Oh, and trying not to sprain his fingers from playing demisemiquavers on his Electone.

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