Autumn Festival By The River (Part II)

Splitting this post up, because I took so many photos today. Let’s continue our walk down the river while looking at lantern animals.

Here’s the dragon and you can see Clarke Quay (where young people chill out and go clubbing at night) in the background, which is on the other side of the river.

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Another close-up shot of the sunny and non-threatening looking dragon.

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The snake was the most identifiable and favourite of all the animals for me. According to the zodiac calendar, those born in the year of the snake are charming people, however superstition still reigns and sometimes very few babies are born in this year while many are born in the year of the dragon. The dragon year is like a baby boom year for the Chinese in Singapore who believe in the zodiac.

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Lanterns are also traditionally red, so maybe that’s why I love this piece the most.

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This hardly looks like a horse to me.

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The buck teeth make the usually majestic horse look goofy. I am sure those born in the year of the horse will agree.

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And does this look like a goat to you? As you can see I am pretty passionate about my Zodiac animals. If you’re born in Singapore, you tend to be.

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Goat looks a bit stunned with those huge eyes, but I like the horns. I like the bright yellow though and these are supposed to be cartoon like. They are fun lanterns after all.

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On to part III.

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