Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay – Sep 25, 2017

If you’ve lived in Singapore for any length of time, you would know that festive light-ups are cherished annual events.

America has sport matches. Japan has matsuris. Singapore has festive light-ups. Nowadays, up to seven times a year. (When including the Night Festival)

For September, the one to look forward to is the Mid-Autumn light-up. Historically, this used to be the smallest celebration, with only the main Chinatown streets being decorated. In recent years, however, Gardens by the Bay has joined the fun, with their light-up now a key-event on their events calendar. With far more space and flexibility than the Chinatown streets, I’d say the Gardens light-up is the one to look forward to when ba yue shi wu (八月十五) approaches. Over the years, many exotic illuminations have charmed visitors from all over the world.

Anyway, here are some early evening photos I took yesterday. Regrettably, I was rushing to get to the cinema to watch Kingsman: The Golden Circle. I didn’t stay till it was completely dark.

Naturally, these were all shot using my new D7500 too. J Shutter Priority, Dusk, and Night Landscape modes.

 

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
Cornucopias near the Dragonfly Bridge. This year’s display incorporates the western concept of autumn harvest.

 

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
Food Street next to the Supertree Grove. No self respecting festive celebration in Singapore would be without a food street!
Takoyaki at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017.
Japanese Takoyaki. A popular snack here.
Food stall at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017.
Other “signature” Singaporean food fair snacks. (I love tutu kuehs. I could gobble down ten while watching a movie)
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
A dazzling phoenix motif.
Arrival of the Phoenix at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017.
The Arrival of the Phoenix light tunnel the mythical bird was gracing.
Arrival of the Phoenix at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
Another view of the Phoenix tunnel.




Field of Sunshine at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
Field of Sunshine.
Grains of Gold at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017.
Grains of Gold.
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
Auspicious carp at the Splendour of Blooms display.
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
The iconic supertrees lit up with dragonflies. Dragonflies are all over the Gardens during this festive light-up.
Flight of the Dragonflies.
Flight of the Dragonflies.
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017
Overview of festive displays and light up at Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017.

 


Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017 is ongoing till Oct 8, 2017.


 

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