Mid-Autumn Festival at the Gardens

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the much-anticipated events in the Gardens’ calendar.

Last weekend, my Aunt and cousin visited me here in Singapore. Like the rest of my guests, I showed them around especially to my favorite places like Gardens by the bay. We were just trying to catch-up for the Gardens’ Rhapsody show. We did not know that there is a celebration for Mid-Autumn Festival for this year, 2017. So lucky!

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the much-anticipated events in the Gardens’ calendar. When we went there, there were many visitors (as expected especially during weekends). We enjoyed its large-scale lantern displays and myriad festivities amidst a lush garden setting. The famous Supertrees are also groomed up for the season. See the Avatar-like structures get dressed-up with more than 100 dragonfly lanterns.  In many cultures, it is believed that the dragonfly is seen as a guardian and associated with luck and prosperity.

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This year, the Gardens celebrates autumn abundance with lantern sets symbolic of bountiful harvests and good fortune.

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Ant lanterns carrying harvest along a pathway at Gardens by the Bay.

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Lantern display of Water Prosperity with glowing portrait of a fishing village teeming with carp fish.

There were also some nightly cultural performances, a food street which features yummy Asian delights, and craft booths offering activities like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting.

If you are planning to catch-up with the sprawling lantern displays across the gardens and all the exciting festival programs, here some of the details:

Venue Name: Gardens by The Bay

Dates: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 – Sun, 8 Oct 2017

Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Admission: Free access to the Gardens’ grand sets.

For the Flower Domes, need to purchase tickets from S$8 to S$28 – to view the Autumn Harvest display.

Address: 18 Marine Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Enjoy more photos below! 🙂

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Where To Get That Great Summer Escape in Singapore?

Singapore Summer Escape

Rather than having four seasons, the weather in Singapore is summer, summer, and more summer all year round. But now, school is out, vacations are scheduled, and some folks will use up their remaining sick days for a leave. It is definitely a summer break fever in Singapore!

If you noticed, most people in Singapore are fun in arranging trips to remote countries just to enjoy the beach. Unfortunately,  not everyone gets the chance to do that due to time and work constraints. But fret not!  Here’s a group of friends who just gave us a great idea where to get that awesome summer getaway in this little island of Singapore. Let’s have a quick Throwback Thursday on their “Our Summer Story 2017”!

Phil, Dean, Ian, Irayori and Julienne spent their summer at the Tanjong Beach Club which is located few minutes away from the heart of the city. It is said to be a serene sanctuary located on the finest sun-soaked stretch of sand in Sentosa. One of the best kept secret place in Singapore with clean beaches and some elements of fun and adventure.

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On weekdays, the beach is believed to be a calming hideaway from Singapore’s urban jungle, offering a slice of tropical paradise. While over the weekends, the peaceful sanctuary transforms into a celebration of vibrancy and carefree parties that usually attract trendy crow, a perfect way to get acquainted with new friends. It is definitely a good escape from the daily life!

This sizzling gorgeous fellas obviously had a great time at the Tanjong Beach Club. Enjoy more of their  photographs and their short “OUR SUMMER STORY” video tinted with lush summer scenes!

 

 

 

 

Location: Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa, Singapore
Models: Phil Villanueva, Irayori Gonzales, Dean Avelino, Ian De Guzman, and Julienne Boquiren.
Photo & Video by:  Takiro FILMS Production