Notice

To better manage the crowds and for the safe movement of all visitors, the use of tripods for photo-taking at the Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns installations in the Outdoor Gardens and Flower Dome is not allowed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and on 21 Sep (Mid-Autumn Festival day). We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Blessings (祈福)

Based on the theme of “Blessings” (祈福), this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival hopes to bring tidings of good health and better days ahead to visitors through the lantern displays. The highlight is a “Sky Lanterns” set with sky lanterns "floating" up a Supertree against a scenic mountainous backdrop with animals and plants - painting a picture of longevity and prosperity. Another highlight is the “Rabbits Forest” set, featuring adorable rabbit lanterns spreading festive cheer in Flower Dome.

For the two community lantern displays "Colonnade of Lights'' and “Origami Crane Trees”, 33 community groups hand-painted 1,000 round paper lanterns and folded 2,000 origami cranes penned with words of blessings. Besides lantern displays, there will also be cultural performances on-site on weekends, which will be live-streamed on Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook.


Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
Opening Hours

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - Sun, 3 Oct 2021

Flower Dome: 9.00am - 9.00pm

Outdoor Gardens: 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Admission

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Admission to Outdoor Gardens is free

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies, FREE for kids (12 years old and below)

Location

Flower Dome, Outdoor Gardens

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FREE entry for kids to Flower Dome!

This Mid-Autumn Festival features lanterns sets, including Miffy in the Flower Dome. Kids can visit for free!

Promotion is valid till 3 Oct 2021

Terms and Conditions apply.

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Lantern Displays

15 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

Flower Dome: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Outdoor Gardens: 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Flower Dome

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Miffy Gardens

Australian Garden, South American Garden, Mediterranean Garden (Flower Dome)

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. FREE for kids (12 years old and below).

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Miffy and her family and friends, and take a selfie with the cute Miffy displays nestled amongst beautiful flowers, in the magical Miffy Gardens! Spot them in the Australian, South American and Mediterranean Gardens.

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Rabbits' Forest

The Baobabs (Flower Dome)

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. FREE for kids (12 years old and below).

Inspired by an ancient Chinese folk game “遇兔呈祥”, which means “blessings upon the one who meets a rabbit”, the first person to find a rabbit in the Osmanthus tree forest is thought to receive good blessings, as the rabbit is often associated with auspice, wisdom, and is a sign of selflessness, piety and sacrifice. Come join us on a mini game — let’s see if you can be the first amongst your family and friends to spot the Jade Rabbit, to receive good blessings!

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Origami Crane Trees

South African Garden (Flower Dome)

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. FREE for kids (12 years old and below).

Origami Crane Trees is a lantern installation featuring 2,000 colourful paper cranes folded and penned with words of blessings by the community. Legend has it that folding a thousand paper cranes can make a wish come true!


Outdoor Gardens

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Sky Lanterns

Golden Garden

Free admission

In Asian customs, people penned their wishes on the sky lanterns and released them into the skies, in hope of good blessings.

This highlight set features sky lanterns “floating” up the Supertrees against a mountainscape backdrop with a pair of rabbits releasing a sky lantern marked with the Chinese character 福 (“fu”), which means “prosperity”.

Accompanying the pair of rabbits are the symbolic animals, the deer and cranes. The Chinese term for deer, 鹿 (“lu”), is a homophone for 禄 (“lu”), which means good fortune. Legends also tell of the deer guarding the sacred fungus of immortality together with the crane. The pine trees and cranes, when paired together, also symbolise good health and longevity.

We hope to bring good blessings to all through this display.

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Rabbits Trail

Golden Garden

Free admission

Stroll along the path lined with rabbit lanterns in various poses celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival!

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Colonnade of Lights

North Colonnade

Free Admission

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 presents the Colonnade of Lights - a vibrant showcase of some 1,000 beautiful paper lanterns created by the community. Get up close with these colourful lanterns designed and hand-painted by people from various walks of life as you enjoy a stroll along the Colonnade. Be sure to snap a photo with your favourite lanterns!


Korean Genre Painting

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The Rose

Free admission

Set against the backdrop of two hanok (traditional Korean house) lantern frames, this display features digital artworks by Korean traditional artists, Kim Hong-do and Kim Jun-geun.

This display is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korea Tourism Organization.

       

Album of Genre Painting by Kim Hong-do 김홍도 金弘道 

(1745- after 1806; Pen Name: Danwon 단원 檀園)

Painted by Kim Hongdo (b. 1745), the most renowned and beloved artist of his time, these iconic paintings are now among the most familiar images produced during the Joseon period. Kim’s paintings typically deal with various aspects of daily life, showing ordinary people at work or at play, or capturing the subtle sentiments resonating between men and women.

Indeed, Kim freely portrayed people of all classes and ages, whether they were engaging in various types of labor (e.g., agriculture, commerce, fishing), relaxing after their work, or playing games and sports. He painted both ordinary peasants enjoying their favorite pastimes and noble literati scholars partaking in their own distinguished hobbies.

Vividly depicting such diverse people and motifs, Kim’s works are a veritable time capsule allowing us to travel back and experience life during the Joseon period. Moreover, the compilation of so many compelling works on daily life in a single album was quite rare, even in the late Joseon period, when genre paintings were popular.

(Rating: PG)

Click on the gallery photos to know more about the paintings.

※ Source: National Museum of Korea (https://www.museum.go.kr/site/eng/home)


Genre Painting by Kim Jun-geun 김준근 金俊根

(late 19th – early 20th century, Pen Name: Gisan 箕山)

Kim Jun-geun (also known as Gisan) was a painter who worked in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The dates of his birth and death are unknown, and little information about him has survived. Since many travelers, diplomats, and missionaries who visited Korea bought Gisan’s paintings, hisworks are actually found more in foreign countries than in Korea.

Click on the gallery photos to know more about the paintings.

※ Source: National Folk Museum of Korea https://www.nfm.go.kr/english/index.do




Cultural Performances

Enjoy an array of Traditional Chinese Arts performances to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival.

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18, 19, 24 and 25 Sep 2021
1 and 2 Oct 2021

Performances from 5.30pm - 6.00pm, 7.00pm - 7.30pm, 8.30pm - 9.00pm

Flower Field Hall

Livestreaming on Gardens by the Bay Facebook on each performance day from 8.30pm to 9.00pm.

All performances are free. Pre-registration required. 

Bookings are available 1 week before the performance date.

Click here to register

In line with the prevailing Government-mandated safe management measures, all guests attending the performances have to be fully vaccinated*, or show valid proof of negative PET within 24 hours from the end of performance**, or proof of recovery from Covid-19, as part of the safe management measures.

Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below may be admitted if all children in a single group of 5 are from the same household.

Do note that there is limited number of children aged 12 and below can be admitted into the venue, this is to ensure the number of such children does not exceed 20% of the total audience size.

*Full vaccination refers to: Two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or any COVID-19 vaccines under the World Health Organisation's (WHO) emergency use list, and indication of 'Vaccinated' on Trace Together app.

**PET (Pre-Event Test) refers to: ART (Antigen Rapid Test) or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) administered by clinics approved by and listed on MOH (Ministry of Health https://www.moh.gov.sg/licensing-and-regulation/regulations-guidelines-and-circulars/details/list-of-covid-19-swab-providers). The validity of a negative ART/PCR Test result is 24 hours from the time the guest was registered at the testing premises to take the test, at their own costs. Please ensure that your test result is still valid at the time of your chosen performance time, and produce a valid Approved Document by approved test providers stating your results and the duration of validity of your resultsrecovered from a COVID-19 infection.

Do bring along your photo identification, and mobile device with updated TraceTogether (TT) app or token for SafeEntry check-in. We regret that patrons who do not have their photo ID, the app or token will be denied entry.

Performers

Click on the photos to know more about the performers and performance schedule!



Other Programmes and Highlights

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Miffy Meet & Greet

25 Sep and 2 Oct 2021

9.30am - 9.45am (25 Sep only)
10.30am - 10.45am
11.30am - 11.45am
12.30pm - 12.45pm

South American Garden (Flower Dome)

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Calling all Miffy Fans! Come meet and greet Miffy in person for a memorable photo opportunity as she celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Gardens!

Registration starts 18 Sep (Sat) at 12.00pm.

Register Here 

 

Friends of the Gardens Exclusive - 2 Oct, 9.30 - 9.45am
Members can click here for a chance to win an exclusive session with Miffy.

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Lantern Quiz

Contest period: 20 - 24 Sep 2021

Participate in a lantern quiz and stand a chance to win prizes!

Take the quiz here

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Miffy Merchandise

Conservatory Gift Shop

9.00am - 9.00pm

Discover a variety of Miffy-inspired merchandise at our Conservatory Gift Shop! Ranging from accessories and stationery to kitchenware, take your pick from cute yet stylish gifts for yourself or a special someone.

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Garden Rhapsody - Tales of the Moon

15 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

7.45pm, 8.45pm

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking concoction of dancing lights from the Supertrees and evocative soundtracks beneath the gentle glow of the moon. Let us take you on a journey filled with tales of wondrous fantasies and poignant memories about the moon like no other.

Find out more about Garden Rhapsody

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Airmesh

15 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

5.00am - 2.00am

Dragonfly Lake (opposite Bayfront Pavilion)

Free admission

AirMesh is the world’s first architectural structure made of 3D printed components in stainless steel, developed by AirLab at Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore. It is a reinterpretation of legacies, i.e. the traditional lantern synonymous with the Mid-Autumn Festival.