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 is ongoing till Oct 8, 2017.