What Is Mid-Autumn Festival and Where To Celebrate in Singapore

Maxims traditional mooncake

Held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival – also known as Mooncake Festival – was traditionally a ritual to worship the Gods. Today, the event is widely celebrated by Chinese communities all over the world and is even a public holiday in China. It is also during this period where the moon is the brightest and roundest.

The Mid-Autumn Festival has evolved tremendously over the years; it is now a cultural norm for businesses to exchange mooncakes and these sweet treats are available in numerous colours, flavours and shapes. From the significance of the celebration to the legends behind it, here is a brief guide on What Mid-Autumn Festival Is And Where To Celebrate in Singapore.

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Mooncake Fairs In Singapore For Mid-Autumn Festival 2015

Taka Mooncake Fair

Seems like everyone is going gaga over the various Mooncake Fairs in Singapore for Mid-Autumn Festival 2015. We are no exception, and this is certainly a time of the year that we do not want to step on the weighing scale.

Does not really bother us that mooncakes are one of the most sinful treats, because we say it is all in the name of celebrations. Whether you like yours with fanciful flavours, or if you prefer sticking to the traditional ones, we have you covered with our picks on the Best Mooncakes for 2015.

If there is nothing here that you fancy, we have a compilation of all the Mooncake Fairs in Singapore that you can explore. Have fun taste-testing and sampling, and buy all mooncakes that you need for friends and families!

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Guide to Mooncake Festival Singapore 2014

Mooncake Guide 2014

Mid-autumn festival is widely celebrated by Chinese all over the world. It is an occasion to gather with our loved ones and to enjoy mooncakes and tea over chats. Every year, families and friends exchange mooncakes – both traditional and flavoured snow skin ones. And it is one tradition that we really love and embrace. The sheer joy of sinking our teeth into these decadent lunar treats is so extraordinary, so… unadulterated. Complete with lanterns and a bright moon, Mid-autumn festival is one occasion that warms our hearts, always.

And we want nothing but the best for this occasion that we grew up with. This year, we started shortlisting brands that we always turn to for reliable goodies, and we are more than pleased to be finally sharing with you the bests of 2014. Here is our guide to Mooncake Festival Singapore 2014, featuring our picks on the interesting creations to look out for this year, and we hope you find something that you will enjoy with your loved ones, or to gift to your business associates!

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Behind The Scenes of Maxim’s Mooncakes Factory

Maxim Mooncake Factory

We are always excited to receive mooncakes, but this year had us appreciating them way more, for we went on a very special and exclusive tour that heightened our admiration for the Chinese treasure. It is not every day that you get to visit a mooncake factory, so we were more than thrilled when we had the opportunity to visit Maxim’s factory to learn more about the production of their world class mooncakes.

From the meticulous procedures to ensure that the mooncakes are produced in a safe and clean environment to seeing and tasting the quality ingredients that go inside each mooncake, smelling the strong lotus paste upon stepping in the production room, witnessing the number of staff at their respective stations, and the intricate packaging process, it was such an eye-opening experience and insightful visit to witness the making of those famous Maxim’s mooncakes (known as Mei-Xin Mooncakes outside Hong Kong).

Maxim's Snowskin Mooncake

We will take you through on a behind-the-scenes journey of Maxim’s Mooncakes Factory, and how their award-winning mooncakes are being produced. And of course, no Mid-autumn festival is complete without a box or two of them.

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Mooncake Festival Singapore 2013

Mid-Autumn 2013 SpecialMooncake Guide

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular lunar festivals, and it is always a great time to spread the love by sending mooncakes to family, friends and business associates. Every year, we go on a hunt for the tastiest mooncakes with the prettiest packaging. And because they make such elegant gifts, we Chinese place a lot of attention and emphasis on our mooncake tradition.

Whether you are buying them as gifts or treating your family to a indulgence, here is our guide to the mooncakes that you must try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2013.

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Mooncake Festival Singapore 2012

Mooncake Festival 2012Mooncake from Man Fu Yuan

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival, is a popular lunar festival celebrated by Chinese. It is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar (3rd Oct this year), and people would celebrate by carrying lanterns and eating mooncakes.

Every year, hotels and restaurants put on their thinking caps and come up with the most innovative traditional and snowskin mooncake flavours to entice customers.

By now, I am sure your letter box is flooded with mooncakes promotions from the various credit cards, and you probably already have a list of places that you are considering.

Let me make your life easier by giving you recommendations on some of the mooncakes that you must try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2012.

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