9.06.2014

Mid Autumn Festival @ Gardens By the Bay 2014



Mid Autumn Festival @ The Gardens
Mooncake festival is officially on Sep 8th. During this weekend you would probably see hordes of lantern carrying children wandering along the streets. The Wackies are no exception and this year we choose to return to Gardens By The Bay for Mid- Autumn Festival @ The Gardens.

Time for a moonwalk
This is the sophomore year where The Gardens held its Mid Autumn Festival. Judging from the crowd, we could say it is a hit! Personally we think The Garden is a great place for this as there are enough spaces to display the huge lantern displays. With Chinese Garden set for a revamp, Gardens by the Bay would be the undisputed venue for spectacular lantern set pieces.

See our review of the 1st Mid Autumn Festival@The Garden

Spectacular Lantern Set Pieces

From the tradition chinese themes such as Ancient Chinese Palace, The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea and the Treasure Voyages of Cheng Ho to international iconic lanterns - comprising iconic and cultural landmarks of global cities in seven countries, and thematic lantern set pieces - such as Racial Harmony in Singapore, SEA Games 2015, 12 Chinese Zodiacs and Birds of Paradise, this is one Mid Autumn Festival not to be miss!

We recommend that you start the walk from the end of the Supertree Dining area. For a complete viewing of the lanterns, take a clockwise route that will take you through the Planet Baby statue, around the dragonfly lake and conclude at the Flower Dome. It is quite a walk, but it could be completed in an hour. For parents with younger kids, you might consider using a stroller as the route is stroller friendly.
Racial Harmony Lantern
At the start, you will be greeted by a Racial Harmony lantern set. Further inwards, the traditional Chinese theme lanterns awaits.
A little tip , if you intend to take photos with the lanterns as background, get a flash. Otherwise the person in the photo will turn out dark.

One of the more spectacular display would be the Treasure voyage of Cheng Ho. Set on the Dragonfly lake, it is a sight to behold.
Treasure Voyage of Cheng Ho
The Eight immortal crossing the Lake Sea is found next to it at the Dragonfly Lake.
Eight immortals crossing the sea
Nearing the Flower Dome, you would see the magificiant Ancient Chinese palace floating in the lake.
Floating Palace
Birds of paradise awaits along the footpath by the dragonfly lake.
Bird of paradise
Another new lantern theme has lantern sets depicting culture landmarks around the world.
Mount Fuji
From Mount Fuji to the leaning tower of Pisa to the iconic Big Ben, this year's fewtival brings a global flavour to the display.
Holland windmills


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Big Ben
Since it is the year of the horse, there are horse lanterns on display too.
Horse lantern
We spotted a pair of lanterns that look somewhat familiar. Hands up if you think it looks like The Wackies.
The Wackies ?
12 zodiacs line up the way to the flower dome. Stop by your Zodiac sign and read what your fortune holds for the year.
Zodiac lanterns

The lanterns for this year are different from the last. They are also smaller in scale. There are no lantern floral displays at the Flower Dome this year however the Mid Autumn festival @ The Gardens is a free event.
Bridge of Love

Cultural Performances

Free nightly performance are also held at the Supertrees Grove.
Cultural performance

4 - 9 September
Enjoy performances by the Chongqing Song & Dance troupe and explore the Chongqing Bayu Cultural Heritage Exhibition. Renowned artist Xu Hong Fei from China will also be holding his sculpture exhibition at the Silver Garden from 5 September.
From 10 - 14 September
Be entertained by performances from the Guangdong Arts Troupe (Zhanjing Song & Dance Ensemble & Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe) from Guangdong province at Supertree Grove, and immerse yourself at the Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Photo Exhibition.

Asian Food Street

After a long walk, you would probably feel a little hungry, head down to the Asian food street at Palm Court near Planet Baby to enjoy an assortment of cuisines from China, Taiwan and Singapore
Asian food street
There is also an instagram contest for the shutterbugs. Share your best night shot with the hashtag #GBnight by 15 October, and stand a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Click here for details
We think the largest 'lanterns' of them all deserve to join the contest. What do you think of the Supertrees lanterns below ?
#GBnight Supertrees Lanterns
The Mid Autumn Festival @ The Gardens
4-14 Sept
Weekdays 6 pm till 11 pm
Weekends 3 pm till 11 pm

Enjoy your Mooncakes!



No comments:

Post a Comment