It’s that time of the year again 13 September, 2010 by Chad
The Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festival is currently open from 26 August – 22 September at the Ngee Ann City Event Hall. It provides a convenient one stop venue for fussy buyers to compare the pastries from all the different hotels and restaurants this season. Photos ahead.
Ngee Ann City Event Hall.
To most people, the Mid-Autumn Festival means mooncakes. There are a great number of different brands to choose from this year and many have set up shop in the middle of Takashimaya Ngee Ann City during this period. It’s slightly more expensive to get them here instead of at the hotels directly, but you get to sample all the different tastes and pick from the prettiest designs at the fair.
Spoilt for choice.
There were bins to throw the used toothpicks.
But as expected of Singaporeans, they threw all on the floor instead.
Lots of alternate versions have popped up over the past few years.
Haagen Dazs. Not really mooncake but rather mooncake shaped ice cream cakes.
These were really popular this year. Couldn't understand why.
Overpriced atas tea to match your mooncakes. It says 1837 but its actually some new local brand pretending to be classy.
Since 1837, because that was when the first migrant ships came to Singapore...
Making it on the spot.
You could get your traditional lanterns here.
For some mysterious reason, they were selling Furikake there too.
Sanrio Kuromi Mooncakes.
More Japanesy boxes to mess up the cultural significance.
Nicer Chinese type boxes.
Hilton had nice oriental boxes too.