Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2019: Enter A Lantern And Bask In A Display Of Lights

Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2019: Step Inside A Lantern And Bask In A Display Of Lights

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

Giant Revolving LanternA 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.

Viewing the moving murals inside the Giant Revolving Lantern
Viewing the moving murals inside the Giant Revolving Lantern

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 ColoursWater 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.

Dragon dance lantern setOther impressive lantern displays include a Dragon dance lantern set which greets visitors entering from the Main Carpark Entrance.

Photo-worthy Light Spots

Lattice of Lights
Lattice of Lights at Bayfront Plaza

At Bayfront Plaza, 90 one-metre-tall lanterns hang from the roof to create the Lattice of Lights display.

AIRMESHClose 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.

Colonnade of LightsThe Colonnade of Lights is a display created from hand-painted lanterns by the community.

Garden RhapsodyA special Mid-Autumn Festival edition of Garden Rhapsody, A Journey through Asia, will also play at the light-and-sound spectacle at Supertree Grove.

Mid-Autumn Activities

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.

Mini Carnival at Gardens by the BayOther activities at Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 include Lantern Riddles and a mini carnival.

Food StreetThere 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

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