The Mid-Autumn festival is back again at Gardens by the Bay and this year theme is Autumn Abundance. It was a Sunday evening when I visited the place. If you are driving, go by 6.30 pm in order to secure a car park.
Indoor Pumpkin Lantern
There are few scenes of harvest abundance which you should look for. The field here is full sunflower lanterns and if you get closer, you will spot some bees too.
It is located near the Floral Clock area.
When we think of harvest, we normally associate with bees as they are hardworking and smarts. Sunflower representing good spirit, healthy and longevity.
Flight of the Dragonflies
I notices the supertrees are all decorated with colorful giant dragonfly lantern. In total there are more than 100 dragonfly!
The Dragonfly is believed to bring happiness, new insights and new beginnings. It is a symbol of prosperity, strength, happiness, change, wisdom, harmony and peace.
It was super long queue for the OCBC skyway, all rushing to go up to check out the light up view from a different perspective, a different angle, at a height of 22 metres and surrounded by panoramic unblocked view.
Temporary Stage for Art Performance
I saw a group of students were getting ready to perform the Chinese orchestra at the stage.
Grains of Gold
This is a paddy field illuminated with 4,000 glowing rice stalks. Rice is an important source of food diet in Chinese culture so having a field full of glowing rice stalks representing good harvest for the year.
Waters of Prosperity
This is the largest lantern display in Gardens by the bay! The lantern set portrays a fishing village teeming with 70 carp-shaped lanterns. Fish is also symbols of abundance in Chinese culture.
It is very interesting to see the old traditional fishing village in front of the stylist modern MBS building.
Community Project : Illuminations of Joy
About 1,000 participants helped to create this community arts project to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. It was created under the guidance of local artists Vijaya Mohan and Didier Ng, the lanterns combine styles of Rangoli and eco-friendly art.
This is one of the highlight in Gardens By the Bay. You will be greeted by this colorful phoenix upon arrival, it is located at the entrance.
The Phoenix tunnel changes it colors so you would find it very beautiful when you walk through the tunnel. Again Phoenix is another symbols to representing good luck.
Light up of Supertree
Orange Tee Dance Party Group
Games & Art and Crafts Booth & Food Street
Don’t forget to check out the booths with games and arts and crafts, and a food street selling Asian favourites.
Event start from 22 Sep 2017- 8 Oct 2017