It’s the mid-autumn festival and it’s the season of delicious mooncakes, lighted lanterns, family gatherings and a time to give thanks to the gods. The festival is usually celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar.
This year, Gardens by the Bay transformed and lighted the gardens. This is a beautiful way to see and experience Chinese traditions and cultures through lanterns and lights.
Lattice of Lights
Total of 90 one-meter-tall lanterns hangs from the roof of the lattice structure at Bayfront Plaza.
Dragon Dance is the most popular traditional dance in Chinese culture. From festivals to special occasions and to the most grandest Chinese New Year, Dragon Dance is everywhere worldwide. The dragon symbolizes power, strength and good luck.
Giant Revolving Lantern
The giant revolving lantern wrapped around the supertree measures 30 meters in diameter. Visitors can actually go inside the lantern and view the story.
Chinese puppetry is a popular street entertainment celebrated mostly in the festival and theatres. Brought in and influenced by immigrants from China, this lantern installation is an example of the Hokkien String Puppet that has 12 strings attached.
‘Fetching the Bride’ is a Chinese wedding tradition. The bride and groom are escorted by the matchmaker and musicians playing music.