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Gardens by the Bay to be filled with Mythical Lantern Displays for Mid-Autumn Festival

Expect a colourful light show at the Gardens by the Bay in celebration of the mid-Autumn Festival for two weeks from September 6 to 24, as shared in a report by Channel News Asia.

Carrying the theme “Autumn of Fantasies”, the festival will banner gigantic lantern sets inspired by mythical creatures, cultural performances, a food bazaar and a fun zone.

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Myth-inspired Lantern displays to parade at Gardens by the Bay for annual mid-Autumn Festivital

Image Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Myth-inspired Lantern displays to parade at Gardens by the Bay for annual mid-Autumn Festivital

Among the many hyped displays to be featured in the event is the Leaping over the Dragon’s Gate – the most expansive lantern display to ever be set up at the Gardens by the Bay, spanning 70 m across and over 10 m in height. The display is set atop the waters of the Dragonfly Lake, which represents the legend of the carp which transforms into a mighty dragon.

Catch a glimpse of the festival preparations in this video by Channel News Asia posted below:

An artist’s impression of the Phoenix and the Peony / Credits: Gardens by the Bay

An artist’s impression of the Wonders of the Underwater World / Credits: Gardens by the Bay

Other notable lantern displays to look out for include the pairing of the Phoenix and the Peony, which takes centre stage at the Supertree Grove; the Wonders of the Underwater World, which is a display consisting of 126 lanterns shaped like mystical sea creatures; and the Sky Lantern Dreams, which lay path for the Scented Walk for more than 100 metres, forming the longest lantern-lined pathway at the Gardens by the Bay.

Image Credit: Gardens by the Bay

The Colonnade of Lights will highlight 1,000 hand-painted lanterns created by several social service organizations, Limbang residents, as well as members of the Friends of the Garden programme.

For this year, the programme line-up will include multi-cultural performances such as Chinese Opera, Malay dance, as well as Indian music.

Image Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Guests of all ages can also play traditional local games at the Fun Zone such as Kuti Kuti and Goli, and many more.

The festivities will be inaugurated by the Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong on September 6.

To know more about the event, click here.



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