Last weekend, my Aunt and cousin visited me here in Singapore. Like the rest of my guests, I showed them around especially to my favorite places like Gardens by the bay. We were just trying to catch-up for the Gardens’ Rhapsody show. We did not know that there is a celebration for Mid-Autumn Festival for this year, 2017. So lucky!
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the much-anticipated events in the Gardens’ calendar. When we went there, there were many visitors (as expected especially during weekends). We enjoyed its large-scale lantern displays and myriad festivities amidst a lush garden setting. The famous Supertrees are also groomed up for the season. See the Avatar-like structures get dressed-up with more than 100 dragonfly lanterns. In many cultures, it is believed that the dragonfly is seen as a guardian and associated with luck and prosperity.
This year, the Gardens celebrates autumn abundance with lantern sets symbolic of bountiful harvests and good fortune.
There were also some nightly cultural performances, a food street which features yummy Asian delights, and craft booths offering activities like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting.
If you are planning to catch-up with the sprawling lantern displays across the gardens and all the exciting festival programs, here some of the details:
Venue Name: Gardens by The Bay
Dates: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 – Sun, 8 Oct 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Admission: Free access to the Gardens’ grand sets.
For the Flower Domes, need to purchase tickets from S$8 to S$28 – to view the Autumn Harvest display.
Address: 18 Marine Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
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