I have never seen the Mid-Autumn Festival done on such a grand scale before. It must be because of our million tourists, but I like it as well.
I was thinking it would be much prettier here at night when the streets are all lit up, but we were not prepared to be jostled by the crowds. I am starting to get a flu too. It must be the weather – sweltering hot for the past 2 days and today it pours. I also got a bit wet in the rain.
Anyway I digress…If you’re a tourist here, it would be be great time to soak in the atmosphere. A bit like going to Germany during Oktoberfest?
The princess from the legend who flies to the Moon.
I saw loads of pomelos and mooncakes for sale.
Traditional lanterns zigzagged along the streets where the festive bazzar was held.
Red is the main colour in Chinatown -it’s lucky.
Poor crabs in a cage – makes you think twice about having chilli or pepper crab!
Tourists seemed excited by the unfamiliar and captivating sights – exactly why I find travel so enthralling myself.
More elegant expensive lanterns for home decoration.
You could get your child a traditional cheongsam. Tots look cute in these.
Beautiful red paper cuttings and carvings based on ancient art.
If you get this, you will be marked as a tourist. A bit like wearing sneakers in Paris.
Most traditional kind of lanterns on sale too, but these days people seem to like the pink olive shaped ones.
I prefer dining in the open air at food street over the Chinatown market which can get too hot and steamy for me.
An old man buying a traditional type icecream which is a rectangular block encased with 2 wafers. Looks like it’s sweet corn flavoured – yum.
There are plastic lanterns galore for little kids and even spongebob lanterns.
Lantern in the form of your zodiac animal.