Illuminated Chinese landscapes and heritage displays 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 also 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 too that I skipped the stage performances.
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)
“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. 😛
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 is ongoing till Sep 15, 2019. Check the official webpage for details.