Timings : 1 October 2020
Bright lanterns, colourful garlands, delicious food and exuberant gatherings- the Mooncake Festival adorns Singapore with the most vibrant colours and fills the air with an appetizing scent. The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional east-Asian celebration honouring the Moon Goddess Chang’e, held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This event is a harvest and thanksgiving carnival that celebrates the values of family, prayer, and love. Twinkling lanterns, bright garlands, rich mooncakes, mouth-watering Chinese snacks, and festivities are part of the celebrations, making this festival a must-experience for tourists.
Typically falling between the months of September and October, the Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates the love of the Moon Goddess and her beau, and thanks her for bountiful harvests. With the Chinese community comprising three-quarters of Singapore’s population, the Lion City is a great destination to witness the festivities. The Mooncake Festiva is a beautiful way to combine 3,000-year-old traditions with modern revelries – join in the fun party games and worship the celestial goddess while learning about the intricacies of Chinese culture. The delicious mooncakes are an added bonus!
How to ReachChinese Garden
Chinatown is at Outram District in Singapore’s Central Area.
MRT: Take the Northeast Line or Downtown Line to Chinatown MRT Station. This is located at the heart of the district. Clarke Quay, Raffles Place, Outram Park, and Tanjong Pagar MRT Stations are a short walk away from Chinatown.
Bus: Buses 13, 147E, 166, and 33 ply to Chinatown Point Bus Station.
How to ReachSingapore River
Chinese Garden is at the eastern side of Jurong Lake Gardens
MRT: Take the Boon Lay Way or East-West Line to Chinese Garden MRT, and follow the signs to the garden.
Bus: Buses 49, 98, 98M, 187, and 335 ply to Lakeside Station. The Garden is a short walk away.
How to ReachGardens by the Bay
Singapore River runs along the city – Clarke Quay is a good starting point where visitors can get a great view of the river and the skyline.
MRT: Take the North-East Line to Clarke Quay MRT and walk along the river to find a good spot.
How to ReachEsplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is located at Marina Gardens Drive in Supertree Grove.
MRT: Take the Circle Line or Downtown Line to Bayfront MRT, and walk across Dragonfly Bridge to reach the Garden.
Bus: Take bus 400 to reach Marina Gardens Drive station, and walk to the Garden.
How to ReachSingapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Theatres on the Bay is located at Esplanade Drive, Singapore.
MRT: Take the Circle Line to Esplanade MRT, or North-South Line to City Hall MRT. Esplanades – Theatres on the Bay is a short walk away.
Bus: Buses 36, 56, 70M, 97, 97E, 106, 111, 133, 195, 531, 700A, 857, 960, 961, 1N, 2N, 3, 4N, 5N, 6N, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, and NR8 ply to Esplanade Bus Station.
How to ReachVivoCity
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre is located in Singapore’s Central Area.
MRT: Take the East-West Line to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station and walk to the Centre.
Bus: Buses 531, 541, 546, 547, 530, 587, 588, 598, 599, 971E, and 982E ply to Temasek Tower Station. The Centre is a short walk away.
How to Reach
VivoCity is located at HarbourFront, near Telok Blangah Road.
MRT: Take the North-East Line or Circle Line at HarbourFront MRT Station.
Bus: The following buses go to HarbourFront Station: 10, 30, 30E, 57, 61, 65, 80, 100, 123, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, NR1, NR6
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