Highlights of Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay:
Around the Gardens, spectacular lantern sets adorn popular outdoor and indoor spots – from a paddy field of glowing rice stalks by the edge of the Dragonfly Lake, to a plethora of fruit and vegetable lanterns complementing the “Autumn Harvest” floral display in the Flower Dome.
The Silver Garden also comes aglow with some 1,000 light installations created by beneficiaries from 30 social service organisations in Singapore. Entitled “Illuminations of Joy”, this community project spearheaded by Rangoli artist Vijaya Mohan and eco-designer Didier Ng celebrates a bicultural festival of lights with a display that will run from Mid-Autumn to Deepavali.
At the Supertree Grove, free nightly cultural performances curated by co-organiser National Arts Council present opportunities for visitors to appreciate traditional arts performances by home-grown arts groups of different genres, and bond over the creative interpretations of “Blossoming Harvest”.
Visitors can also try their hand at lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting at the interactive craft booths, or have a go at solving lantern riddles. The ever-popular Food Street offers a delectable spread of Asian delights.
Adding to the festive ambience is a special Mid-Autumn edition of the nightly “Garden Rhapsody” light and sound show. “Garden Rhapsody: Tales of the Moon” features a medley of tunes that revolve around the moon, such as the Chinese classic “The Moon Represents My Heart” (月亮代表我的心) and jazz favourite “Fly Me to the Moon”.
Visitors are encouraged to download the new “Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, before exploring the festival. Developed by students from Singapore University of Technology and Design, the app allows visitors to uncover fun facts and quiz themselves on the different lantern sets while strolling through the Gardens.
Friday, 22 September – Sunday, 8 October 2017, 6pm – 11pm
Gardens By The Bay