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Mid-Autumn Celebration at Punggol Park

We’ve been staying in this neighbourhood for five years, but it was our first time attending the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at Punggol Park last Saturday. Our apartment is just five minutes’ walk to the park, but I just couldn’t recall why we didn’t join it for the past four years.

V was working till 6pm on that day. When he got home, it was 6:30pm and I reckon every restaurant that we go will be full-house on that day and at that hour. So, I suggested going to Punggol Park to play lanterns with Little Edison. There is a cafe at Punggol Park, and we can try our luck there.

So, off we go!

The cafe is called Wild Oats (used to be Bliss Restaurant). The ambience is really good, and the food is reasonably-priced. Luckily, it wasn’t full-house. So, we managed to get a table and enjoy our family dinner together.


After dinner, we walked to the area of the park where the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration was held. It was a crowd. A really BIG crowd. There are counters offering free drinks, snacks, lanterns and stuffs, not forgetting the loud getai performance too.

Punggol Park

Punggol Park 2


After picking up our drinks, snacks and lanterns, we found ourselves a nice spot to put up our candles and play with our lanterns. Our boy spotted the beautiful full moon and said, “Can I make a wish to the moon, Mama?” And I said “Sure, you can!”

Then he put his fingers together and said, “I want to be a good boy. I love my Papa and Mama.”

Full Moon


The moment I heard this, I immediately carried him up and gave him a big BIG HUG!

I’m so touched! This is one of the most memorable Mid-Autumn Festivals that I’ve ever had in my life. And I will always remember my son’s wish on this day.

Traditional candle-type lantern AND modern battery-operated lantern. Which one do you prefer?


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Susan October 2, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Edison is so sweet… And for choice of lanterns, it is anything that has Hello Kitty for me! But seriously, traditional lanterns get my vote. There is just something so nostalgic about holding a lantern that is lit up by a candle and holding on it carefully as we take a walk around the neighborhood.

Emily October 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Hi Susan,
Anything with Hello Kitty will work for me & Edison too, cos we’re both big fan of her.. Haha! I prefer the traditional lantern type too, it gives the real “feeling” of mid-autumn celebration.


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