As always, we were wondering where to bring the kids last Sunday, a day where we usually try to have some family fun together. Since it was a drizzly afternoon, we decided to laze around at home and had dinner first before heading out for a night walk.
With Mid-Autumn Festival around the corner, it wasn't that hard to figure out a place to visit. Yes, for the first time after being away from home for years, we were actually excited about seeing lantern displays and thus decided to make our way to Gardens by the Bay.
For me, I actually prefer these exquisite displays on the lake because they depict legendary characters, and to me, Mid Autumn is all about gatherings, Chinese traditions and myths.
Another fascinating display was that of the 12 zodiacs which gives you a prediction of your life in the year 2014. After the Gemini hubby read his and said "Hooray" when it said that he will have a smooth year in all aspects of his life from career to romance, I went hunting high and low for my Aries lantern. When I finally located it and read the words with anticipation, guess what? It said I would be susceptible to shoulder and backache next year. What? That is a prediction too? That made me laugh out loud but oh well, guess I need to stock up on more tubes of Counterpain.
13 - 22 September Mid-Autumn Festival
Gardens by the Bay
Outdoor Gardens Rates: Free Admission
Hours: Daily 5:00am - 2:00am
You can also visited the cooled conservatories or OCBC Skyway where admission charges apply and these are open from 9am till 11pm. If you are on Instagram, upload your photos taken at the Gardens with the following hashtags - #midautumnatgb and #gardensbythebay and stand to win a memorabilia gift package worth $50.
Here's wishing a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to everyone in advance!