Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lantern Festival at Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, about 5 mins walk from Clarke Quay MRT, this is the only place in Singapore which near the river and combines food, shopping and entertainment  In the area of 23,000 square meters, the shop houses here are returned to their original style in the 19th century, Colourful pubs and restaurants line along the river 's edge, water taxis motor up and down the river... 
Mid-Autumn Festival also called lantern festival, or "Zhong Qiu jie" in Chinese which is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, 12 Sept this year is the "Zhong Qiu Jie", the lantern display actually started 30Aug.
In recent years, Mid-Autumn activities at Clarke Quay River Side has gained pupularity as a result of its impressive display of lanterns, buzzling food stalls, colourful night life and of course the accessible location.
Here are some of the photos I took on 3 Sep, a night walk along  the area.
The beautiful lantern at Clarke Quay, Singapore
More photos are here
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Unknown Mami said...

Stunning. I love the last shot. So beautiful.

Jama said...

I didn't go this year, but last year they had a big dragon lantern across the bridge, I love that! Have you see the lanterns jusst outside Chinatown MRT?