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Where to Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore?

Where to Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore?

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Mid Autumn Festival is one of the festivals celebrated by the Chinese community in Singapore. During this festival, mooncakes can be found all around the country and children will be busy decorating and carrying lanterns. Mid Autumn Festival is quite a happening festival in Singapore and many places will be decorated with giant and colorful lanterns.

During the corona period, the lantern decorations around Singapore are not as elaborate as the normal years, but nonetheless, they’re still worth a visit if you ask me. Here are the places where you can see beautiful lanterns and celebrate Mid Autumn Festival in Singapore.


Chinatown

Every year, Chinatown is lighted up with colorful and sculptured lanterns during the Mid Autumn Festival. The main light-up is usually located at the junction of Upper Cross Street and Eu Tong Sen St/New Bridge Road; if the road names confuse you, this junction is where the Chinatown Point, People’s Park Center & People’s Park Complex are located.

When to visit? 7 September to 5 October 2021. Lanterns are lighted up at 7pm – 12 midnight daily.
How much does it cost? Free.
More information: https://chinatownfestivals.sg/

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 1. Chinatown
Mid Autumn Festival – Lanterns at Chinatown
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 1. Chinatown
Chinatown
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 1. Chinatown
Chang-er lantern at Chinatown

Gardens by the Bay

Besides Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay is one of the most happening places in Singapore during the Mid Autumn Festival. There are plenty of beautiful sculptured lanterns as well as activities both indoor and outdoor.

When to visit? 15 September to 3 October 2021. Flower Dome is open from 9am to 9pm. Outdoor Gardens are open from 6pm – 10pm.How much does it cost? Admission to Outdoor Gardens is free. Admission to Flower Dome is chargeable for adults and free for kids.

Here are what you don’t want to miss at Gardens by the Bay.

Rabbits’ Forest

Rabbits’ Forest is located at Flower Dome’s The Baobabs (which is the section at upper deck near the cactus). It features a rabbit inside a pavilion under the Osmanthus tree and various rabbit lanterns.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Rabbits Forest
Rabbits Forest inside Flower Dome
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Rabbits Forest
Rabbits Forest inside Flower Dome

Miffy Gardens

Also inside Flower Dome is the Miffy Gardens, which features various Miffy lanterns scattered around 3 gardens, namely Australian Garden, South American Garden and Mediterranean Garden.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Miffy Gardens (1)
Miffy Gardens inside Flower Dome
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Miffy Gardens
Miffy Gardens inside Flower Dome

Origami Crane Trees

Origami Crane Trees is community project that consists of 2,000 colorful paper cranes. Each paper crane has words of blessings written by the community. It is located inside Flower Dome.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Origami Crane Trees
Origami Crane Trees

Korean Genre Painting

Korean Genre Painting is located near Golden Garden. There are two traditional Korean-house-shaped lantern structures that display paintings by Korean traditional artists, Kim Hong-do and Kim Jun-geun.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Korean Genre Paintings
Korean Genre Painting

Sky Lanterns

Located at Golden Garden, Sky Lantern is the highlight of this year’s Mid Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay. It is a group of lanterns crawling around the Supertree, and features a pair of rabbits releasing a sky lantern marked with the Chinese character 福 (“fu”), which means prosperity.

Do note that Golden Garden is different from Supertree Grove. Golden Garden is a smaller garden with 3 number of Supertrees. Meanwhile, Supertree Grove is a bigger garden with more than 5 supertrees and a skyway, and it’s currently the venue for Children’s Festival.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Sky Lanterns (1)
Sky Lanterns at Golden Garden
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Sky Lanterns
Sky Lanterns at Golden Garden

Rabbits Trail

Located between Floral Clock and Golden Garden, Rabbits trail features rabbit lanterns in various poses celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Rabbits Trail
Rabbits Trail
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Rabbits Trail
This rabbit loves carrot
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Rabbits Trail
Meanwhile, this rabbit prefers mooncake

Colonnade of Lights

Colonnade of Lights is a community lantern project that consists of 1,000 beautiful paper lanterns created by people from various walks of life. It is located at North Colonnade, near Supertree Grove and the conservatories.

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Colonnade of Lights
Colonnade of Lights
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - 2. Gardens by the Bay - Colonnade of Lights
Colonnade of Lights

More information: https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/mid-autumn-festival-2021.html


Jewel Changi Airport

To celebrate Mid Autumn Festival, beautiful lanterns are displayed at Shiseido Forest Valley in Jewel. In addition to that, the animals at the Topiary Walk (inside Canopy Park) are also dressed for the festival,.

When to visit? Now til 3 October 2021.
How much does it cost? Free.
More information: https://www.jewelchangiairport.com/en/Zodiac20211.html

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 - Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport (source)
Mid Autumn Festival 2021 - Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport (source)

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