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All aglow for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Visitors strolling under a dazzling lantern display entitled Jade Rabbit And The Moon at the official launch of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay.

Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance, launched the festival, which features fantasy lantern sets depicting mythical creatures like the dragon and phoenix, as well as large-scale flora and fauna. Other spectacular sets include The Phoenix And The Peony, which takes centre stage at the Supertree Grove, and Wonders Of The Underwater World, depicting a surreal undersea kingdom with 126 lanterns shaped like sea creatures. One thousand hand-painted lanterns are also on display at the Colonnade of Lights. The show runs till Sept 24.


Six-year-old Gideon, riding on the shoulders of his father, Mr Michael Lee, 37, being drawn to the Disney Tsum Tsum lanterns at VivoCity's Sky Park yesterday. More than 2,000 of the lanterns are on display there until Sept 30, as part of the mall's Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. Disney Tsum Tsum is a range of Japanese toys based on Disney and Pixar characters. The name is derived from the Japanese word "tsumu", which means "to stack".


Dressed in red and electric blue, performing their wave dance with verve and grace, young dancers lit up the final segment of the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 opening ceremony on Saturday.

President Halimah Yacob, the guest of honour, officially opened the upcoming festivities. Themed Our Chinatown Our Mid-Autumn, this year's festival aims to recapture the scenes and experiences of Chinatown in the 1950s and 1960s.

It hopes to encourage young people to learn more about Chinese traditions and heritage, and the lives of their forefathers when they arrived on the island.

Activities include nightly stage shows with dragon dance performances on weekends, a lantern painting competition and a mass lantern walk.

No celebration would be complete without feasting, and visitors can tuck into traditional Cantonese cuisine and street food, such as Gold Coin Chicken and Prawn Toast, while soaking up the carnival atmosphere, with street activities like fortune telling, face threading, Chinese calligraphy and opera.

The festival is organised by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. The street light-up will last until Oct 8.

Source from straits times

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