Celebrating Mid Autumn festival by the Singapore River

Last Sunday, we made a trip down to the Singapore River to soak in the festive spirit for the Mid Autumn festival.

The Mid Autumn festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, when the moon is at its fullest. This is the season when children carry their brightly lit lanterns and families gather together to feast on moon cakes and pomelo while gazing at the moon.

There was a whole line up of programs and activities happening every night till 14 October 2012 but the main highlight for us was to admire the gigantic lanterns that adorned the banks of  Singapore River.

Like last year, the 12 Chinese zodiac signs took centre stage and had everyone jostling to take pictures besides their zodiac signs.


Sophie posing with rabbit ears for the rabbit




Sophie  with a complimentary lantern from one of the kind stall holders

Besides the Singapore River, Chinatown and the Chinese Garden are another two popular venues to soak in the Mid Autumn festivities. The display will be on til 14 October 2012. Don’t miss this yearly lantern display.


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  1. Ai Sakura September 26, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply

    We went to Chinatown on Sunday but the lantern display wasn’t that great. These are so much better. Beautiful shots 🙂

  2. Dominique@Dominique's Desk September 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Whao.. the lanterns look so much different at night as compared to the day. Lovely shots!! 🙂

    • Susan September 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm Reply

      Have you gone back in the evening? The lanterns are really a nice sight along the Singapore River.

  3. Adora September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply

    Wow nice!!! Im sure poppy would enjoy. Thank you for sharing!

    • Susan September 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm Reply

      The kids will love spotting the different zodiac animals. Sophie mistook the snake for a hippo!

  4. Adeline September 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm Reply

    Looks really fun! Nice photos as usual! I love visuals like these! Haiz… but this weekend too important to be distracted. Son taking his PSLE tomorrow.

    • Susan September 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm Reply

      All the best to him and don’t kan cheong mummy. Can still catch them before it ends on 14 Oct.

  5. Elisa September 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm Reply

    yeah, adeline, i am with you there. we always participate in the neighbourhood’s lantern festival though. this year, we will be doing it at my friend’s childcare centre.

    yeah, susan, lovely shots. thks for sharing!

    • Susan September 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm Reply

      Thanks Elisa! Hope you have fun at your Mid Autumn celebrations 🙂

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  7. Scarlett Rose September 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Ooh!! Nice family celebration. You are really blessed with an adorable kid.

    Thanks for sharing the shinny pictures 🙂


    • Susan September 28, 2012 at 10:33 am Reply

      Thanks for your kind words Scarlett.

  8. Stella from RedX September 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm Reply

    really wonderful!

  9. lisacng @ expandng.com September 28, 2012 at 2:09 am Reply

    The lanterns are certainly impressive!

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