Experience Mid-Autumn Festival in a whole new light this year. We found out that there’s an old meet new twist in Gardens by the Bay from 3 Sept to 18 Sept on this traditional festive. Families can bask under the 10 lantern sets, with a height of 27 metres tall, from well-loved tales inspired like Chang Er, The Jade Rabbit and other Korean fables of the sun and the moon. To add on the new light, the interactive lantern procession in collaboration with Singapore University of Technology and Design, Gardens by the Bay has developed a modern lantern powered by a smartphone app.    familystaysg-midautumn-gbtb

There will be 4,000 lanterns painted by the community in Colonnade of Lights near the Supertree Grove, free nightly cultural performances, as well as craft booths and storytelling sessions. Furthermore, visitors can indulge in non-traditional fare in the ever popular Food Street! familystaysg-midautumn-gbtb

MID-AUTUMN PROMOTION ( FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN )

For every child who brings along a lantern at the ticketing hub (outside the conservatories) can redeem a free ticket to Two Conservatories*, this promotion last till 18 Sept, from 5pm to 8pm daily.

Here are the main highlights from this mid-autumn festive!

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GIANT LANTERN DISPLAY

Spectacular, giant lantern sets, with the largest measuring up to 27 metres across, will be on display at various locations in the Gardens. These lantern sets bring to life Asian stories of the moon, including well-loved tales like Chang Er, The Jade Rabbit and The Ten Suns.

Date: 3 – 18 September
Time: 7pm – 11pm daily
Location: Golden Garden, near Conservatories, Supertree Grove and Dragonfly Bridge

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COLONNADE OF LIGHTS

Take a picturesque stroll along the Colonnade as 4,000 colourful lanterns in a myriad of colours and design hang overhead, bathing the path in a gentle glow. These lanterns are decorated by the community, so you might even spot some bearing the artistic touches of friends and family!

Date: 3 – 18 September
Time: 7pm – 11pm daily
Location: Colonnade (Supertree Grove)

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FOOD STREET

Indulge in a hearty spread of Asian delights at the Supertree Grove, including savoury eats like handmade mini donuts, salted egg fries, chilli crab mantou, roasted pork skin, mini pancakes, and more! 

Date: 2 – 18 September
Time: 6pm – 10.30pm daily
Location: Colonnade (Supertree Grove)

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CRAFT AND FRINGE ACTIVITIES

Immerse yourself deeper into Chinese culture this Mid-Autumn season by trying out cultural activities* like lantern decorating, calligraphy and guessing of riddles** at the craft booths.

*Some activities are chargeable.

Date: 3 – 18 September
Time: 7pm – 10pm daily **Chinese Riddles: 8pm – 9.30pm
Location: Supertree Grove

familystaysg-midautumn-gbtbMOON | CONVERSATIONS (CULTURAL PERFORMANCES)

In collaboration with the National Arts Council, there will be free cultural performances put up by traditional arts groups every night at the Supertree Grove. What unites these performances, which range from evergreen Chinese songs to a multi-ethnic take on contemporary Indian music, is the theme “Moon | Conversations”. The relationship between past and present, man and moon, change and constant are explored in a showcase that celebrates the diverse culture of Singapore.

Date: 3 – 18 September
Time: Mon to Thurs: 8pm to 8.45pm, Fri to Sun: 7pm to 7.45pm & 8pm to 8.45pm, 
*12 Sep (Mon): 7pm to 7.45pm & 8pm to 8.45pm
Location: Supertree Grove

familystaysg-midautumn-gbtbSINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS (SIFA): RON ARAD’S 720°

Designer extraordinaire Ron Arad presents 720°, a monumental outdoor video installation that will wow you with its immense size and creativity. Gather your friends and family, and enter this magical interactive stage – shaped like a coliseum – right here in Singapore at Gardens by the Bay.

Date: 2 – 17 September
Time: 7pm – 11pm daily
Location: Meadow

familystaysg-midautumn-gbtbSTORYTELLING

Faster than you can say on-the-spot improvisation, The Theatre Practice brings the mind-bending, fast-talking madness of Story Challenge straight to you. The audience participates by contributing themes and conditions for the stories to be told by their quick-thinking actors, who are given a mere five minutes to create each story. Look out for our interesting storytelling sessions and enjoy your favourite classic Mid-Autumn folk tales with a twist! This programme is held in collaboration with the National Library Board and The Theatre Practice.

Bring a lantern and enjoy a short walk after storytelling to see fascinating lantern displays.

Date:  3 – 18 September
Time:  Mon to Fri: 8pm to 8.30pm, Sat to Sun: 6.45pm to 7.30pm & 8pm to 8.30pm
*12 Sep (Mon): 6.45pm to 7.30pm & 8pm to 8.30pm, **No Storytelling on 4 Sep (Sun)
Location: Miniature Gardens (Near Floral Clock)

 

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