Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 - Bask In The Sea Of Technicolour Lights & Nostalgic Lanterns

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Set for us to reminisce the olden days and for the youth to delve deeper into Singapore’s past, Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival is back again this year, bigger, better and brighter than ever.

From 8 Sep to 8 Oct 2018, head over to Chinatown in Singapore to catch a glimpse of exceptional art pieces, get a taste of nostalgic delights and feast your eyes on a myriad of performances—all of which depict the olden days back in the 1950s and 1960s.

Donned with 1,288 beautifully lit accordion paper lanterns and over 160 figurines showcasing the yesteryears of Singapore, including a 10-metre tall centrepiece that resembles a Chinese Junk ship, the streets of Chinatown is where you should be heading on upcoming nights.

Here is what you can expect at the much anticipated Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown.

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This year, the street lights on display are designed to focus on the stories of the early immigrants in Singapore, more specifically with regards to how they have contributed to nation building in various ways.

Upon closer inspection, you’d find that these street lights are figurines that are made to resemble early immigrants, such as samsui women, coolies and street hawkers which all played a huge role in the development of Singapore.

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You can find these stunning street figures scattered along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road.

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Planted right across the bustling streets outside Chinatown Point, the main highlight of all the light-ups this year is the spectacular Chinese junk ship.

Standing tall at 10 metres, this colossal structure represents the main mode of transport in which Singapore’s forefathers took to migrate over here, back in the 50s and 60s.

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Besides these stunning light-ups, look forward to an array of events that will be taking place throughout the entire month of September and the beginning of October.

This is where you can expect a line-up of exciting performances and over 200 food vendors during the Festive Street Bazaar serving food items that you can’t get elsewhere—not to mention that they are all affordably priced a just a dollar or two each. This would be held on 7 Sep to 24 Sep 2018 daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Be sure to also watch the traditional Chinese cultural performances that will take place every night from 8 Sep to 24 Sep 2018, and catch their grand fireworks display on the last night of the Mid-Autumn Festival happening on 8 Oct 2018!

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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018
When: 8 Sep – 8 Oct 2018