Gardens by the Bay Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

by Rosemarie John on September 11, 2013

Gardens by the Bay Flower Field

There’s always something magical about walking into the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. The array of colours and scents transport you to a magical world of mother nature. During our first visit to Gardens by the Bay, we felt transported to the Wonderland forest. It was enchanting! All that was missing was the Cheshire Cat, the Doormouse, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter and their perpetual 6pm Tea Party. This time round, Gardens by the Bay celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with a vibrant flower field, dazzling lanterns, extended admission hours and festive promotions.

Here’s what’s happening…

From 9 September onwards, the Mid-Autumn Festival line-up transforms Gardens by the Bay into a magical display of light and colour, bringing the Gardens to life with an enchanting display of lanterns and flowers!

The new Mid-Autumn themed floral display in the Flower Dome features three striking dragonfly lanterns perched amidst a field of vibrant flora such as “lantern flowers” like Begonias and autumn-blooms like Chrysanthemums, Astilbes and Celosias, while Chinese lanterns add to the festive ambience and traditional paper cut-outs illustrate the myths and legends behind this festival. In celebration of the festival, there will be an extension of operating hours and a 15% discount on admission tickets to the conservatories from 13 to 22 September 2013.

From 13 to 22 September, keep an eye out too for Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013, with a colourful display of hand-crafted lanterns in the outdoor gardens and The Meadow, exciting stage performances, competitions, and activities where proceeds will go to the President’s Challenge 2013.

Visitors will also get a chance to win Gardens by the Bay memorabilia gift packages worth $50 in their Snap & Win! Contest, when visitors upload photos of the Mid-Autumn celebrations at Gardens by the Bay on their Instagram account.

Dining outlets such as Peach Garden Noodle House and Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant are also running mooncake promotions exclusively for selected credit cards till 19 September.

MID-AUTUMN TICKETING PROMOTION

15% discount on admission tickets to Conservatories from 13 to 22 September 2013.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Discount is applicable on the prevailing Standard and Local Resident admission rates only.
  2. Applies to tickets purchased at on-site Ticketing Counters only.
  3. Limited to 4 discounted tickets (mixture of adult and child) per transaction.
  4. Offer does not include OCBC Skyway and Garden Cruiser.
  5. Child admission ticket is valid for children aged between 3 to 12 years old.
  6. No claims will be entertained for any lost, torn, defaced or expired tickets.
  7. Admission ticket purchased is not refundable or exchangeable for cash and is only valid for the day of entry.
  8. Discount not valid with any other offers/promotions.
  9. Discount is not valid for Friends of the Garden Individual and Family Annual Pass.

EXTENDED ADMISSION HOURS

Operating hours for the two conservatories and OCBC Skyway will be extended to 11pm from 13 to 22 September. Operating hours for selected F&B outlets in the Gardens will also be extended during this period.

Date: Friday, 13 September – Sunday, 22 September
Time: 9am to 11pm

SNAP&WIN!

Head on down to Gardens by the Bay from 13 to 22 September 2013 and share photos of the Mid-Autumn celebrations with them! It could be the elaborately crafted lantern sets displayed around the Gardens, the Mid-Autumn themed floral display in the Flower Dome, or the exciting performances and delicious food at The Meadow. Add an interesting caption to your photos and upload onto your Instagram account with the following hashtags – #midautumnatgb & #gardensbythebay. 3 lucky winners will each win a Gardens by the Bay memorabilia gift package worth $50! Winners will be announced on @gardensbythebay and Facebook page (http://facebook.com/gardensbythebay).

PEACH GARDEN NOODLE HOUSE

Enjoy Mid-Autumn mooncakes with credit card discounts at Peach Garden Noodle House. Get a 15% discount on a 4-piece box and above from 1 to 19 September. A special credit card discount applies for 4-piece traditional mooncake combination by selected banks.

Date: Till 19 September
Location: Peach Garden Noodle House
Details:

  • Not valid with other offers, credit cards, discount card promotion.
  • Peach Garden Management reserve the rights to change the mooncake flavour if necessary.
  • Please check with Peach Garden Noodle House service staff for the selected bank promotion.
  • Not valid for “Premium Lotus Paste (White) with 4 Yolks” mooncake.
  • For more information, please call 6604 6733.

MAJESTIC BAY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Celebrate Mid-Autumn with traditional mooncakes by the Majestic Culinary Team. Citibank credit and debit card members enjoy a 15% discount till 19 September.

Date: Till 19 September
Location: Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
Details:

  • Customers can purchase the traditional mooncakes from the booth at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant. For snow skin or bulk orders, customers will be referred back to Majestic Restaurant.
  • For more information, please call 6604 6604.

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL @ THE GARDENS 2013

Jointly organised by the Chinese Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings, People’s Association and Gardens by the Bay, Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013 comprises a series of lantern displays, performances and activities featuring talent search competition, photography competition, lantern-making exhibitions, Chinese chess competition, lantern riddles and fitness challenge, and various displays of Chinese art forms. Several fundraising activities will also be held during the celebrations, with proceeds going to President’s Challenge 2013. These include releasing water lanterns and sky lanterns, as well as a one-day Family Fun Walk.

Themed Lantern Exhibitions
Check out themed lantern exhibitions such as Jurassic Park, World of Fairy Tales and lots more in various locations in Gardens by the Bay.

Asian Food Street and Handicraft Stalls
Try different types of delicacies from China, Taiwan and Singapore, and purchase intricate Chinese handicrafts from the variety of stalls!

Creative Lantern-making Exhibition
This creative lantern-making exhibition will see a display of the most elaborate and creative of lanterns submitted by contestants.

Performances by China Hainan Provincial Committee
The China Hainan Provincial Committee will grace the event to showcase the region’s specialities and celebrate the festival through dance, music, food and handicrafts.

Date: Friday, 13 September – Sunday, 22 September
Time: 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 3pm – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
Location: Bay South Gardens
Programme Charge: Free admission

*Photo and text by Gardens by the Bay

**This post was brought to you in partnership with Gardens by the Bay.

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