Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mid Autumn Festival 2013 at Gardens by the Bay



From now till 22nd September 2013, Gardens by the Bay celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 with new floral display in the Flower Dome and a colourful display of hand-crafted lanterns in the outdoor gardens and the Meadow! There are also stage performances, competitions and activities where proceeds will go to the President's Challenge 2013. Operating hours will be extended from to 11pm during this period as well! There will also be a 15% discount on admission tickets to the Conservatories as well! *Terms and Conditions apply. Do check out Gardens By the Bay website for more information!


 
Wow! There's a big dragonfly on the flowerbed! Not one... but three actually! 

 
 Do you know Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar? Which actually falls on the 19th September 2013 this year!


I've heard many versions of how the Mid-Autumn Festival comes about... this is one of them. The story of Houyi and Chang'er~

 
Some flowers from the Mid-Autumn Floral Display!


Looking at these flowers just warm and brighten up your day. ;)


 Chrysanthemum! This is for viewing harh... not your Chrysanthemum Tea!

More flowers!


This look like the rising SUN... 


For the rose lovers, do you like it in pink... 


Or yellow?

 
While walking around, pay special attention to some Mid-Autumn Decorations in the flower dome. They enhance the oriental mood in the dome!


'Whatever you do maybe insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Mahatma Ghandi 
It maybe hanging there insignificantly, but I spotted it's importance. ;) 


Let these lanterns be your guiding light in the flower dome...

Chinese Drums! The tanggu (堂鼓) literally "ceremonial hall drum" is a traditional Chinese drum from the 19th century. It is medium in size and barrel-shaped, with two heads made of animal skin, and is played with two sticks.  
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanggu_%28drum%29

Thanks to Gardens By the Bay and Majestic By Seafood Restaurant for the good food and dinner!

My first piece of mooncake!

After dinner, we were out to view the hand-crafted lanterns!

 Reflections.

The Confucius Temple. Have you seen double-image? ;)

There are also some lanterns featuring our different races...

And our Malay and Indian community too.


Come, let's do a selfie! Say Gardens by the BAY!!!


Not forgetting the Jurassic Park Theme Lanterns...


Do visit Pandora, you will be amazed with how close you are to the nature!

These 'plants' are made with recycled materials, coated with special paints. Put on your 3D glasses and see these plants comes to 'live'!

Do also check out some creative lanterns made by schools using recycled materials! Do you miss Singa, the courtesy lion?

 
Look carefully at this snake!


Find the material familiar? ;)


And then the creative dragon lantern.


Also made from everyday's materials. 

 
From left to right : Hong Peng, Darren Ang, Muiee, William Tan, myself and Juliana

  
It's a reunion with the bloggers! Long time no see guys!


 
Snap and win! From now till 22nd Sept 2013, add an unique caption to your photos and upload it to Instagram with the following hashtags - #midautumnatgb and #gardensbythebay. 3 lucky winners will each win a Gardens by the Bay memorabilia gift package worth $50! Winners will be announced on Gardens By the Bay Instagram & Facebook page!

Venue Operating Hours
Cooled Conservatories
& OCBC Skyway
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Last ticket sale: 10:00 PM
Last admission: 10:30 PM
Bakerzin
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM (Fri 20 Sep)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Sat & Sun 21, 22 Sep)
Supertree Dining

Hill Street Coffee Shop

Texas Chicken

Peach Garden Noodle House


8:30 AM - 11:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Weekdays); 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM (Weekends)
Satay by the Bay
Drinks Stall: 24 hours
Food Stalls: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Steamboat Buffet Stall: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Seventh Heaven
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Outdoor Gardens Audio Tour
& Shuttle Service
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Weekdays); 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Weekends)

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