Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 | Sep 27, 2017

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017, Singapore.Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017, Singapore.

Pictures from Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017.

After featuring the Mid-Autumn festive light-up at Gardens by the Bay in my previous post, it’s only fair I post about the one at Gu Chia Chui. I.E. Singapore’s Chinatown. J

Mid-Autumn festival light-up at Chinatown has been going on for quite a while. More than ten years, if memory serves me right. Mirroring the Chinese New Year one in concept, there are various community events and performances throughout the light-up period. For example, paper lantern painting for children.

What differentiates it from the larger CNY celebration, on the other hand, is the lack of a full-scale festive bazaar. For me, this actually makes the festive light-up easier to enjoy. Simply put, I can take my time appreciating the displays or snapping pictures. I don’t have to worry about sweaty shoppers (aunties and uncles!!!) jostling into me every other minute.

Mid-Autumn Festive Stalls

Started the evening by checking out the festive stalls. I had to. I reached just after five and it was still completely bright.

Chinatown, Singapore.
Heart of Chinatown. Rather overcast day, as you can see. It drizzled a little later on.
Lantern Painting Competition at Chinatown, Singapore.
From the Lantern Painting Competition held on the 17th.
Chinese Mooncakes on sale.
Festive mooncakes. These are with durian fillings. Traditional in look, utterly Singaporean in taste.
Mid-Autumn Festival Pomelos.
Festive Pomelos

While hardly as symbolic as mooncakes, pomelos have long been also associated with the Mid-Autumn festival. In the case of the Cantonese, the skewed pronunciation of the name of the fruit also includes an additional association. But this is rather convoluted and downright uncouth, so I shall refrain from elaborating. 😛

Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns for Kids.
Traditional lanterns and other toys for the kiddies. This was shot at a store in nearby Chinatown Point.

Mid-Autumn Festival Lights

Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore.
Eu Tong Sen Street right after sunset.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 Main Showpiece.
The showpiece for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017.
New Bridge Road Mid-Autumn Festival Decorations 2017
New Bridge Road. Initially, I thought Chinese Zodiac animals were being displayed. But … there were Nemos dancing in the air.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Decorations 2017.
Close up of the lantern/animal tree showpiece.
Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore 2017
The Chinese dragon and his entourage.
Paper Lantern Painting Competition for Children.
The painted paper lanterns, lit up.

Pagoda Street Chinatown, Singapore.
Pagoda Street after sunset. Those lanterns are there year-long, by the way. I.E. not really part of the festivities.
Chinatown Seafood Restaurant.
A rooster and his … er … glorious family at Chinatown Seafood Restaurant.
South Bridge Road Festive Lights.
South Bridge Road. The lights look somewhat Christmas-y here, IMO.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017, Singapore.
A Photoshop HDR-ed shot to end this post. 🙂

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 is ongoing till Oct 19, 2017.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Celebrations.

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017
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Pictures from Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017. Displays here are not as grand as those at Gardens by the Bay. But nonetheless still atmospheric.

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