Pictures from Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017.
After featuring the Mid-Autumn festivities at Gardens by the Bay in my previous post, it’s only fair that I post about the one at Gu Chia Chui. I.E. Singapore’s Chinatown. J
Mid-Autumn festive light-ups at Chinatown have been going on for quite a while. More than ten years, if memory serves me right. Mirroring the Chinese New Year ones in concept, there are various community events and performances throughout the light-up period. For example, paper lantern painting for children. Or lantern riddle competitions.
What differentiates them from the larger-scale CNY celebrations, on the other hand, is the lack of a full-scale festive bazaar. For me, however, this makes the light-up easier to enjoy.
Simply put, I can take my time appreciating the displays and snapping pictures. I don’t have to worry about sweaty shoppers (aunties and uncles!!!) jostling into me every other minute. At quieter moments, the ambience even gets romantic.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn 2017 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.
While hardly as symbolic as mooncakes, pomelos have long been associated with the Mid-Autumn festival too.
For us Cantonese Chinese, the name of the fruit is also homonymous with a certain part of the human anatomy. But this is rather convoluted and downright uncouth, so I shall refrain from elaborating. 😛
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Lights
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 is ongoing till Oct 19, 2017.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.