Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2019



Illuminated Chinese landscapes and heritages at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.


It’s the eighth lunar month. With that, it means mooncake bazaars, Chinese fairy-tale inspired lanterns, and for those of us at that era of life, “Red Bombs” i.e. Chinese wedding invitations!

For me, it means time to do my two annual posts on Mid-Autumn festive light-ups in Singapore. 🙂

Like last year, I began with Gardens by the Bay. In comparison, this year’s lanterns cover a smaller area, which depending on your walking route, may or may not be a good thing.

The main showpiece of a revolving lantern is also something quite different from the usual. Personally, I found it innovative after years of static, non-interactive centrepieces.

Without further ado, here are the pictures I took last night. FYI, I took about an hour to “cover” everything. Naturally, this means I skipped the stage performances.

Dragon Dance display at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.
Dragon Dance. The “tunnel of lights” for Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2019 | String Puppet
The animated String Puppet set piece. I like this one. It’s colourful and that stage with the Chinese musical instruments is well-designed.
Colonnade of Lights at Gardens by the Bay Singapore.
Colonnade of Lights. This is another yearly feature? According to the official website, these paper lanterns were painted by people from different walks of life.
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Illuminations of Joy
Illumination of Joys! At the pathway leading to the Supertree Grove.
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Joyous Union
Joyous Union. Another very elaborate set piece. One that features one of the most popular happenings of the eighth lunar month outside of mooncake binging.

If you’re aren’t Chinese or Singaporean, and you’re wondering, the lunar eighth month is traditionally one of the most popular months for marriages. Thus the Red Bomb I mentioned above i.e. wedding banquet invitation. (Invitation = red packet = expensive wedding gift)

Legend of Houyi and Chang'e at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.
Close-up of one of the panels of the revolving lantern, which tells the story of Hou Yi and Chang’e, the myth behind the Mid-Autumn festival. You can walk into this immense lantern, btw.

“What did you eat this time, woman?”



“Those new slimming pills you brought back? Hon, they made me feel light enough to fly to the moon!”

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 😛

Food Street Mid-Autumn Lantern Display.
The set piece right beside the food stalls. This one doesn’t have a name, though.
Lanterns at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.
Assortment of other lanterns on display at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019. I like that Chinese Porcelain one a lot.
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2019 | Chinese Classic Stories
Chinese Classic Stories. A “Wall” that depicts the stories behind various Chinese virtues. You know, this would make for a great listicle on Chinese culture.
Martial Arts Illumination at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.
The sprawling Martial Arts set piece, one of the two huge dioramas at the Dragonfly Lake. When I visited, this was appropriately accompanied by an orchestral arrangement of James Wong’s A Laugh in Blue Sea (沧海一声笑).
Water Colours Illuminationy at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.
Water Colours. The other floating diorama at the Dragonfly Lake. This one has moving sampans. (If only rides are available!!)


Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 is ongoing till Sep 15, 2019. Check the official webpage for details.


Check out the light-up for 2020.

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

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Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
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It’s the lunar month of mooncakes! With that, it means time to enjoy elaborate lanterns at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019.
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