5 Ultraluminary Activities To Do This Mid-Autumn Festival At Gardens by the Bay

1. Marvel at lantern displays

Happening from 27 Aug – 11 Sep 202, 6.00pm – 10.00pm, check out these stunning lantern displays all around Gardens by the Bay.

Flight to the Phoenix

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Inspired by the Chinese folk myth “Flight to the Phoenix” (百鸟朝凤), this display showcases hundreds of birds soaring towards the phoenix, in honour of its generosity during a drought.

Joyous Reunion

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the important traditional Chinese festivals where families gather to enjoy lantern walks, mooncakes and appreciate the beauty of the moon. On this night, the full moon appears at its brightest and largest, and just like the roundness of the mooncake, symbolises reunion. Come join the zodiac animals, as they engage in various fun activities during their Mid-Autumn Festival reunion on the beautiful moonlit night!

The Colours of Daily Life

Enter a magical world through the Secret Door and join our animal friends and family as they revel in traditional Korean games of yut-nori and kite-flying. First displayed at the Seoul Lantern Festival 2021, these lanterns are made of hanji, a traditional handmade paper from Korea. Through this display, we look forward to a joyful daily life in a post-pandemic world. Happy Chuseok!

Colourful Blossoms

Deemed to be the ‘king of flowers’ in Chinese culture, the peony is revered for its elegance and beauty; while also symbolising wealth, honour, love, and prosperity. Inspired by the Chinese phrase “花攒锦聚“ (huā cuán jǐn jù), which means a colourful and prosperous scene, the Supertree Grove is decorated with a floral arch made up of more than 20 lantern peonies. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo with your loved ones under these colourful blossoms!

Colonnade of Lights

The Colonnade of Lights is a vibrant showcase of some 1,000 beautiful paper lanterns created by the community. Get up close with these colourful lanterns, designed and hand-painted by people from various walks of life as you enjoy a stroll along the Colonnade. Be sure to snap a photo with your favourite lanterns!

Five Blessings

In Chinese culture, tigers are believed to ward off evil and protect people. This colourful lantern display of five tigers is inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of cloth tiger-making, where each tiger is designed to represent a different blessing – Joy, Health, Love, Longevity and Peace. The lanterns are hand-painted by female inmates in collaboration with the Yellow Ribbon Project, to showcase their artistic talents and allow them to give back to society, as part of their rehabilitation and reintegration efforts.

2. Catch mesmerizing performances

Happening on 27 & 28 Aug |  2, 3 & 4 Sep  | 10 & 11 Sep, 8.00pm – 8.40pm, enjoy an array of performances to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, as live outdoor staging makes a return this year! Expect performances from Drum Feng, Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, Tok Tok Chiang, Dicapella Dizi Ensemble and more.

3. Date Under The Stars

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Enjoying the spectacular lights that embellish Gardens by the Bay with your significant other is a perfect date night idea. Happening on 9 September, 7.00pm – 10.00pm, feast your eyes on the dazzling stage and enjoy the outdoor live concert with a medley of Mandarin pop songs, Xin Yao and Ming Yao all on this date! The 3-segment of live bands and songs brought to you by the artistes from Music Dreamer, and the spectacular dancing lights with the evocative soundtracks of the Garden Rhapsody beneath the gentle glow of the moon will leave you revel for the rest of the night.

Free admission. Free seating with limited spaces on the lawn (based on first-come-first-served basis).

4. Garden Rhapsody – Tales of the Moon

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Happening from 27 Aug – 11 Sep 2022, 7.45pm – 8.00pm | 8.45pm – 9.00pm, immerse yourself in a breathtaking concoction of dancing lights from the Supertrees and evocative soundtracks beneath the gentle glow of the moon. Let us take you on a journey filled with tales of wondrous fantasies and poignant memories about the moon like no other.

5. Participate in Korean Craft Making workshops

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Happening on 27 & 28 Aug 2022, 6.20pm – 8.20pm, experience and learn more on Korean culture through a series of craft-making workshops. Try making a Cheongsachorong (traditional Korean lantern with the top half in red and the bottom half in blue), crafting a Hanji (Korean traditional paper), and designing a Dancheong (Korean traditional pattern) coaster!

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