Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013

Gardens by the Bay is celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival in fabulous style and if you aren't going to the Grand Prix here in Singapore this weekend this might just be the perfect alternative for you.

Until this Sunday, 22 September 2013 you can enjoy a wonderful display of flowers, Chinese lanterns and dragonfly lanterns in the Flower Dome and an array of spectacularly lit lanterns dotted around the gardens.  The flowers in the dome are a mix of Autumn blooms including chrysanthemums, astilbes and celosias.  In addition to this, in the outdoor gardens, there are displays of colourful hand-crafted lanterns as well stage performances, competitions and various activities to entertain all.

Display of mooncake boxes in the Flower Dome

I was invited down to view the displays both in the Flower Dome and outside in the gardens and it truly is lovely.  As evening draws on and the dragonflies and Chinese lanterns in the Flower Dome are discreetly lit up they look beautiful and a stroll around the gardens after dark is the perfect end to your visit.  The larger than life themed lantern displays in the gardens, including Jurassic Park (complete with moving dinosaurs) and the World of Fairy Tales are amazing and quite breathtaking. 

As I mentioned above as well as the lantern displays you can also enjoy a range or other things including the Asian Food Street with delicacies from Singapore, China and Taiwan and many Chinese handicraft stalls.  There is also a creative lantern-making exhibition to view and dance and music performances by the China Hainan Provincial Committee to watch. 

To add to your enjoyment of this latest display at the Gardens for the period up until this Sunday (22 September 2013) there will be an extension of operating hours and a 15% discount on admission tickets to the conservatories (T&C's apply - see below).  You can also have a go at winning a Gardens by the Bay memorabilia gift package worth $50 in their Snap & Win! Contest, when you upload your photos of the Mid-Autumn celebrations at the Gardens to your Instagram account.  Just simply add an interesting caption to your photo, upload it and tag the photo with the following hashtags to be in with a chance of winning, #midautumnatgb and #gardensbythebay.  Three winners of the gift package will be announced on the Gardens Facebook page

Mid-Autumn Ticketing Promotion

15% discount on admission tickets to Conservatories until 22 September 2013.

Terms and Conditions -
  • Discount is applicable on the prevailing Standard and Local Resident admission rates only.
  • Applies to tickets purchased at on-site Ticketing Counters only.
  • Limited to 4 discounted tickets (mixture of adult and child) per transaction.
  • Offer does not include OCBC Skyway and Garden Cruiser.
  • Child admission ticket is valid for children aged between 3 to 12 years old.
  • No claims will be entertained for any lost, torn, defaced or expired tickets.
  • Admission ticket purchased is not refundable or exchangeable for cash and is only valid for the day of entry.
  • Discount not valid with any other offers/promotions.
  • Discount is not valid for Friends of the Garden individual and Family Annual Pass.

Extended Admission Hours

Operation hours for the two conservatories and the OCBC Skyway will be extended until 11pm until 22 September 2013.  Operating hours for selected F&B outlets in the Gardens will also be extended up until this date.

  • Admission charge to the conservatories applies.
  • Last ticket sale at 10pm.
  • Last admission at 10.30pm.

Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013

Comprises a series of lantern displays, performances and activities including a talent search competition, photography competition, lantern-making exhibitions and various displays of Chinese art forms.

Several fundraising activities will also be held during the celebrations with proceeds going to the President's Challenge 2013.

On now until 22 September 2013
Time: 6pm - 11pm (Mon - Fri), 3pm - 11pm (Sat - Sun)
Location: Bay South Gardens
Programme Charge: Free admission

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    1. I agree, the temple on the water (my photo above) was particularly beautiful I thought.


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