Sunday, September 12, 2010

Singapore Lantern Festival 2010

Hey Hey, been wanting to blog something about the Lantern Festival happening soon. About 2 weeks back, I was walking along Pagoda Street around midnight and saw a bunch of workers setting up lanterns all over Chinatown. Quite a sight, really nice and peaceful to be able to admire the colours and serenity. :)

Here are some info that you might find useful while visit Singapore during this period:

Chinatown Lantern Festival Street Light Up
- Huge lanterns and fairy lights brightened up Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and the street bazaars along the side streets.
- From Sat, 11 Sep 2010 to 10 Oct 2010
- From 7pm till late nightly.
- Expect the festival was launched on the evening of Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 near Chinatown MRT - with a flurry of energetic activities.

Street Bazaar
- Pagoda Street, Terrenganu Street, Sago Street and Chinatown Complex become pretty busy with vendors selling mooncakes, savouries, lanterns and other festive wares.
- From Thur, 9 Sep 2010 to Wed, 22 Sep 2010.
- From 11am till late daily.

Stage Shows
- A good mix of traditional and comtemporary entertain at Kreta Ayer Square (near Buddha Tooth Relic Temple).
- From Sat, 11 Sep 2010 to Wed, 22 Sep 2010.
- From 8pm nightly.

Mass Lantern Procession
- From 7.30pm on Sat, 18 Sep 2010.
- The procession starts at the open field near Outram MRT Station and ends near the river banks in Clarke Quay. Join in with your own lanterns!

Lantern Festival Events @ Singapore River
- the huge lanterns near Clarke Quay and on the River, and the cultural performances near The Central.
- Nightly, 8-22 Sep 2010.

So, enjoy the lights and mooncakes, folks! :)

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