Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Sep 3, 2019

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Chang'e

The lovely, err, Chang’e, and other illuminated lanterns at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Festive Light-Up.

Right, my second annual post on Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore. As like previous years, I popped by Chinatown last Friday after visiting the light-ups at Gardens by the Bay.

Erm … nothing much to write about or introduce for this visit. Apart from, erm, what is already well publicised i.e. Mdm Chang’e benefitting from a massive makeover. (The miracles of modern cosmetics!!! Were Korean cosmetics involved?)

On that, let me just say, okay lah. The makeover isn’t miraculous but at least Chang’e no longer looks as if she’s about to make herbal soup with the Jade Rabbit.

As for the other street lantern displays, these should be of interest to tourists and young children. As in, people curious about the history and heritage of Chinese Singaporeans. In other words, apt for an enjoyable lunar eight month evening excursion.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Chang'e.
Another look at Mdm Chang’e. The stamps before her are a creative touch.
Chang'e at Singapore Chinatown.
Side profile of Mdm Chang’e. Erm, strong jawline, but there are many who find such a feature attractive in a woman. (She displays a certain Wuxia feel too, yeah?)

Incidentally, if you’re also taking pictures, you are more or less confined to doing so from Mdm Chang’e right. From her left, part of her gorgeous face is blocked by the lotus she’s holding. (Unless you’re standing immediately to her left at Yu Hua)

New Bridge Road during Mid Autumn Festival 2019.
New Bridge Road with illuminated fairy ribbons all over it.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 | Singapore Landmarks Lanterns
Illuminated Singaporean travel landmarks a short walk from Mdm Chang’e. Interesting that Marina Bay Sands isn’t here, though.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Lanterns
Other lanterns representing Singaporean Chinese pioneers and history. This stretch forms a timeline of sorts. One that covers Singaporean history from 1819 to 2019.
Sir Stamford Raffles and Kampong House.
The event that “began” Singapore’s march into modernity? Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapura in 1819.
Chinatown Point Mooncake Bazaar.
Over at Chinatown Point, a mini mooncake bazaar.
Traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern.
A “traditional” Chinese Mid-Autumn lantern for kids. Nowadays, all these use LED lights instead of candles, of course.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Light-Up is ongoing till Sep 28, 2019. There are different events and performances, and the usual open-air bazaar. Check the official website for details!

Check out the light-up for 2020.

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 festive light-up features a “revamped” Chang’e and various Chinese pioneers of Singapore.

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