Lanterns, fireworks light up Mid-Autumn Festival
Giant lanterns, food and flowers greeted visitors to this year's Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, held at Gardens by the Bay for the first time.
The event opened last night with a round of fireworks - to the delight of Madam Jolynn Lim, 40, and her three children Maecia, eight, Marcus, seven, and Jordan, four, who took along homemade lanterns.
"We've never come at night before so it's a good chance to experience the Gardens with the festive mood," said the part-time office worker. "I'm hoping the children will learn what this festival is about beyond just carrying the lanterns."
Performances and activities for families will be held throughout the 10-day festival, which is organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Newspapers Division (CND), People's Association Passion Arts and Gardens by the Bay.