Early evening picture-taking at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2017.
If you’ve lived in Singapore for any length of time, you would know that festive light-ups are cherished annual events.
America has sport matches. Japan has matsuris. Singapore has festive light-ups. Nowadays, up to seven times a year. (If you include the Night Festival, i Light, etc)
For September, the one to look forward to is the Mid-Autumn light-up. Historically, this used to be the smallest celebration, with only the main Chinatown streets decorated. In recent years, however, Gardens by the Bay has joined the fun, with their light-up now a key-event on their events calendar.
With far more space and flexibility than the Chinatown streets, I’d say the Gardens by the Bay illumination is also the one to head to when ba yue shi wu (八月十五) approaches. Over the years, the many exotic lanterns displayed have surely charmed visitors from all over the world too.
Here are also some early evening photos I took yesterday. Regrettably, I was rushing to get to the cinema to watch Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and so I didn’t stay till it was completely dark.
Naturally, these were all shot using my new D7500 too. 🙂 Shutter Priority, Dusk, and Night Landscape modes.
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2017
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 is ongoing till Oct 8, 2017.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.