We recently celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival) on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. This year it falls on a Saturaday (3rd October 2009) so we decided to take a stroll at Lantern festival which was held at Chinese Garden. It was already drizzling when we were having our dinner but we still took our chances and made our way to Chinese Garden, hoping that the rain would stop. Nah it didn’t stop and we had to go around with a brolly. Moveover, the car park space was limited but I was lucky enough to get a parking lot after going 2 rounds in the carpark.
Going to walk over the “Pai Hung Chiao” (White Rainbow Bridge) at the entrance. My partner was holding the umbrella and sheltering me (or should I say my camera) while I am taking photos. Some folks came without a brolly and had to bear with the light rain.
Side view shot of the white rainbow bridge (13-Arch Bridge) that we crossed earlier. I like the way the lanterns are reflected in the water.
A Chinese Tower which greeted us after 5mins of walk. Nope, I didn’t go up. 😛
Regardless of the light rain, the children are still having fun playing with their lanterns and sparklers.
Children’s Day (1st Oct 2009 in Singapore) and Lantern Festival Celebrations – a tempoary stage was setup to entertain the attendees but I didn’t stay long enough to find out what’s going on.
A view of the lake. Notice the smoke on the right side – those are from the sparklers that the children play with.
A famous traditional feature of Chinese architecture – Stone Boat structure.
Yes! The rain finally stopped. It’s a nice and cooling stroll while admiring the different colored lanterns.
The “Ru Yun Ta” (7-storey pagoda). No, I didn’t go up as well. 😛
Folks lighting up candles – seems like it’s a large birthday cake to me. Wahaha!
Let’s make a wish before we blow out the candles. 😛
More of the colorful lanterns around Chinese Garden. We were not able to get a glimpse of the full moon due to the cloudy sky. 🙁
Taking a close-up shot of the red lanterns at the White Rainbow Bridge.
Walking across the White Rainbow Bridge again to get back to carpark. Popular spot for photo taking!
More people are coming than those that are leaving. I supposed that is because the rain have stopped, more folks and their family members are just starting to came out to play with lanterns. I also think that there was more to see at Chinese Garden during previous year, like “Hello Kitty” lantern exhibition and etc, but still I am glad that I made a visit to Chinese Garden this year as it’s was more then 10 years ago since I last visited! 😛
Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.