Thursday, September 27, 2007

SINGAPORE SNAPSHOT-12 MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL

In my last blog piece I had mentioned about the mid-autumn festival in brief and that this was also the time famous for consuming moon cakes. What I'll do here is keep the information brief and let the pictures do the talking. Mid-autumn festival is a Chinese festival. So, this is celebrated wherever Chinese people live, mainland China especially. Singapore has a strong Chinese origin population, hence the hungry ghost and mid-autumn festivals and so on.

(Musicians entertaining the crowd at Clarke Quay)

The festival revolves around the moon or rather stories built around the moon, it being the biggest brightest object in the night skies (when it's not raining, and it is raining a lot these days in Singapore!). Essentially a harvest festival as it started in China. The China town section of Singapore is specially decked up with lanterns, huge and innovative ones. Not ot be left behind, the Clarke Quay area next to the Singapore river is also lined up with such colorful lanterns, adding a bit of music to the festivities. Moon cakes from all the big name hotels are found in stalls, in many malls across the Island. My focus this time was the lanterns near the Singapore river. Enjoy the pictures, click on them to get full size.









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5 comments:

Technology Journal said...

Festivals are a good way of promoting tourism, goa also does the same.

Terry said...

Anup,

I am writing a confessions of a pilot story for AOL Travel. Can I interview you for my story? It would have to be very soon...you can email me on terryward90@gmail.com if you're interested. I don't have to use your real name in the story...

thanks for letting me know!
Terry

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

Technology journal is right. Goa does it quite well, one of my favourite places to be, Goa.

Terry, sending you mail now.

John T said...

Anup,
Visiting Seletar Airport next month and would like to ask a couple of questions.
can you email me at johntill21@yahoo.com

Thanks,

John

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

Thanks John, early next month I will be in India for a while. Wish you could come this month (October). However, I will be back in Singapore mid to late November. I have sent you mail.