Mid-Autumn Festival @ Gardens by the Bay

Yearly must-go event at the Gardens by the Bay… technically there are much more individual lanterns than last year (if you count all the individual dragonflies and ants) but somehow, I felt last year was better.

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Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013, Gardens by the Bay (South)

Sometimes, the best things are free. After the disappointing mid autumn festival at the Chinese Garden, I turned my attention to the other event with lanterns, Mid Autumn Festival at the Gardens 2013. This was so much better than the one at Chinese Garden and its free!

The area with lanterns on display was not big, it on the grass patch just beside the meadow, and we more lanterns in such a small area compared to Chinese garden.

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and these lanterns are really beautiful.

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And there are dinosaurs as well, but in the form of colourful lanterns.

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If the lanterns at Chinese garden continue to be disappointing, and else where has free but better lanterns, I wonder who will continue to pay for lantern festival at the Chinese garden.

 

Mid Autumn Festival @ Chinese Garden

This is an annual event I typically look forward to bring my family along. Its not free but normally I find it worth it because it is not crowded and lots of beautiful lanterns with different themes. Last year was good, with fireworks as well.  Unfortunately, this year was a great disappointment. There were few lanterns to begin with.

There were typically lanterns everywhere, starting from the bridge like these…

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… and that’s about all this year. Unless these were counted.

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The rest of the ‘main attractions’ are the dinosaurs, moving, but dull.

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After the disappointing trip, I searched the web and came across the poster for this year’s event… and the poster said it well.. Jurassic Safari. No lanterns. Blame myself for not checking.