Lanterns are very much a part of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Kids enjoy the opportunity to head out after dusk on lantern walks in Singapore, exploring the moonlit night.
While almost any park makes a great location for an evening sojourn, we staked out a couple of atmospheric public parks where you can enjoy lantern walks in Singapore during the mid-autumn festival.
Parks for Lantern Walks in Singapore During Mid-Autumn Festival
Bukit Batok Town Park
Better known as Little Guilin, Bukit Batok Town Park is situated at a former granite quarry. During the day, you can get a good view of the granite escarpment which stands behind the water-filled quarry.
Come evening-time, Bukit Batok Town Park is a spot where you can take a walk along a stone pathway which skirts the water’s edge. Little ones can embark on a lantern walk up the small hillock at the northern end of the park.
Pang Sua Pond
Found in Bukit Panjang, Pang Sua Pond sits beside the Senja-Cashew Community Club. Once the sun goes down, the Pond’s boardwalk is lit up, providing a pretty sight as it reflects off the water.
Just next to Pang Sua Pond is Bukit Panjang Neighbourhood 5 Park. If you ignore its rather utilitarian-sounding name, this hilly park offers an interesting spot for children to explore while on a lantern walk in Singapore.
Marsiling Park is a picturesque park with green-roofed Chinese pavilions and boardwalks that kiss the water’s edge. While it used to have a dodgy reputation, since its revamp, it is a now a peaceful and pretty park to visit.
In the evening, Marsiling Park is well lit. The park’s stone bridge is washed in light, creating an ethereal mood.
After enjoying a lantern walk around the park, as a bonus, families can flutter over to the park’s butterfly-shaped playground before ending off the evening with supper at Mr Teh Tarik Cartel restaurant.
Toa Payoh Town Park
Stone arch bridges, geometric footbridges and large, over-hanging trees give Toa Payoh Town Park an old-school charm. When the sun goes down, the atmospheric park turns into a tranquil setting for lantern walks in Singapore. Climb up and down bridges, skip across stepping stones and criss-cross the pond before heading off to explore the rest of the park.
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If you work up an appetite by the end of your lantern walk, there is always the Oasis Taiwanese Porridge restaurant, which opens till late, at the park.