The Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 pays tribute to Chinese traditions and folklore with larger-than-life lanterns, performances and cultural activities from 30 August to 15 September 2019.
The theme of Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 is “Legacies” and it features a total of 14 lantern sets.
Inside a Lantern
A new addition to the type of lantern displays is a Giant Revolving Lantern. Inspired by the traditional “Zou Ma Deng” lantern which rotates as a result of the heat of a candle to give the illusion of horses running, the supersized version at Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 measures 30 metres in diameter and is wrapped around a Supertree.
The Giant Revolving Lantern is so large that visitor can walk inside the lantern to view the story of Chang E and Hou Yi unfolding on moving murals.
Lanterns in the Night
Over at Dragonfly Lake, two floating lantern sets illuminate the waters.
Water Colours is inspired by Chinese landscape paintings. It features mountains, a waterfall and scenes evocative of tradition Chinese paintings. In Martial Arts, where characters practise their moves amidst nature.
The two floating lantern sets span 120 metres across the water. They form the longest lantern installation at Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn celebrations to date.
Other impressive lantern displays include a Dragon dance lantern set which greets visitors entering from the Main Carpark Entrance.
Photo-worthy Light Spots
At Bayfront Plaza, 90 one-metre-tall lanterns hang from the roof to create the Lattice of Lights display.
Close by is AIRMESH, a lantern-inspired pavilion designed by lecturers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It is made out of 3D-printed stainless steel that complies with building codes and visitors can step inside it.
The Colonnade of Lights is a display created from hand-painted lanterns by the community.
A special Mid-Autumn Festival edition of Garden Rhapsody, A Journey through Asia, will also play at the light-and-sound spectacle at Supertree Grove.
There will be to free Cultural Performances every Wednesday to Sunday for the duration of Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 with 10 home-grown arts groups showcasing Singapore’s different ethnic heritage through music and dance.
Other activities at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 include Lantern Riddles and a mini carnival.
There is also a Food Street for those feeling peckish after a walk around the Gardens.
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
When: 30 August to 15 September 2019, 7 pm to 11pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay