Lantern sets depicting the fantastical will adorn Gardens by the Bay this Mid-Autumn Festival. Based on the theme “Autumn of Fantasies” (奇幻之秋), these marvellous lantern sets depict a diversity of worlds unfettered by reality, from mythical creatures to larger-than-life flora and fauna. Adding to the atmosphere is a bustling marketplace at the Supertree Grove, where visitors can enjoy cultural performances, a food street, and a showcase of traditional Chinese crafts.
Date: 6 to 24 September 2018
Time: Timing varies (refer to programme below)
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Details: Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated.
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Celebrate an Autumn of Fantasies with dazzling lantern sets that bring together imaginary worlds and natural wonders. In “Leaping over the Dragon’s Gate”, our widest lantern set to date spanning 70m across water, carps brave the strong currents as they swim upstream towards the Dragon’s Gate in the hope of turning into a dragon. Other highlights include “The Phoenix and the Peony” which symbolises nobility, harmony and affluence, and “Wonders of the Underwater World”, a surreal undersea kingdom teeming with sea creatures.
Colonnade of Lights
The Colonnade transforms into a resplendent gallery of lanterns, each hand-painted with love by the community.
Wish Upon a Floating Lotus
Set your wishes afloat on a lighted lotus lantern as it drifts along the beautiful Dragonfly Lake. Charges apply.
Golden Wishing Tree
Pen well wishes for your loved ones and drape them over the magnificent Golden Wishing Tree. Charges apply.
Indulge in a spread of local and Asian delights at the Supertree Grove!
Try your hand at traditional local games like Kuti Kuti and Goli, as well as other exciting games! Charges apply to selected games.
Marvel at the deftness of Chinese artisans as they create intricate dough figurines, sugar art and stone engravings. You can even try on traditional Chinese costumes and take a photo against elaborate lantern sets. Charges apply to the purchase of crafts and rental of costumes.
Lantern riddles are a traditional game often enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Have a go and discover more about the Chinese language and culture!
Curated by National Arts Council and held on stage at the Supertree Grove, this series of performances showcases the life, vigour and diversity of traditional arts through innovative interpretations and cross-overs. Based on four sub-themes – Legends, Roots, Gatherings and Sparks – the performances bring familiar folk legends to life as friends and family celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival together.
Garden Rhapsody: Tales of the Moon
Adding to the Mid-Autumn festivities is a special edition of the Garden Rhapsody! Immerse yourself in a breathtaking choreography of lights and music inspired by legends and songs of the moon.
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