Mid Autumn Festival by the River – 6th September 2008

After my adventure at the NBA Madness that was held at Marina Square, had dinner with Ray and Vik before we all split up to do our own stuff.
For me, I had planned to visit Mid Autumn Festival by the River, whereby the lanterns and lights were on display beside The Central and opposite Clarke Quay, along the Singapore River. When I reached there, there were quite a crowd of people of all ages, both locals and tourists, soaking in the event.
The Mid Autumn Festival is a significant day in the Chinese Lunar Calender, with history and origins from folklore, myths and history. Wikipedia does an excellent job to summarise on The Mid Autumn Festival, do drop by their site to read on the different versions on the history of The Mid Autumn Festival
Another key component of this wonderful event is Mooncakes, whereby there were many different varieties and styles evolved over modernisation and they were getting more interesting, I am not the biggest fan of Mooncakes, however, if I had the opportunity, I would do a special blog post on the various mooncakes. 
Back to the festival, there were many different light ups along the river, 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, deities, myths and folklore, history. It was a great family festival and if you are touring Singapore, do drop by and take a look ! There was also an awesome performance by a Shanghai Martial Arts Performing Troupe, that I didn’t manage to get information on, performing outside The Central shopping mall. When I was there, it was raining heavily and I couldn’t manage to get a good location to take nice photos of their wonderful performances, in the midst of difficult conditions and non-ideal shooting location.
Do drop by my flickr site for more photos ! 
Oh, let’s start counting down to the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month ! Bring out your lanterns and start lighting up the sky !


  1. Wow so beautiful! I haven’t taken any photos at those mid-Autumn festival attractions yet!

    I will follow your route heheh!

    Thank you for your great support during my blog contest period! 😀

  2. I love these lanterns of traditional story.

    We will enjoy the first One-day holiday for mid-Autumn festival this year.

    So, Enjoy our traditional Culture together!

  3. Hi eunice,

    Thanks a lot ! There’s lots of beautiful lanterns to take photos along the Singapore River ! Do drop by and stroll and enjoy !

    It’s a pleasure to give u great support ! Congrats !

  4. Hi iwalk,

    Me too ! I loved the lanterns !

    Let’s all enjoy our traditional culture together, where we may roam across the 4 Seas, we Chinese would always be 1 family !

  5. A happy mood comes from these beautiful bright colors.

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  7. Hi the right blue

    Indeed, it’s true, the beautiful bright colours gave all its viewers a joyous mood and carnival feeling!

  8. Hi images

    Thank you for dropping by and thanks for the info !

  9. Hi yuany,

    Mid Autumn Festival with its beautiful lanterns definitely gives out a great and happy mood.

    Understand that you are far away from your family, they will always be with you and friends would help you to celebrate and have fun too !

    Happy Mid Autumn Festival !

  10. Very nice pictures! Too bad I cannot go and shoot because I was away for reservist.

  11. Hi han cheng,

    Reservist commitments had to be fulfilled, anyway, there would always be Mid Autumn Festival every year ! & also other events too !

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