Guide To Lights By The Lake Singapore: Halal Food, Attractions, And Much More


Syahirah Mazlan •  Sep 09, 2022

Singapore is a multicultural city which means that when there’s a festival happening, there’s bound to be something for everyone experience. ?As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, get a glimpse of the annual Lights by The Lake 2022 event held at the Jurong Lake Gardens from now till 18 September 2022. If you’re curious about what to expect, we’ve put together everything you need to know about it!

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What to see at Lights by The Lake

In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Jurong Lake Gardens has undergone a full transformation to feature a spectacular lantern display! ? Additionally, ActiveSG and PassionWaVe have curated a series of special programs for visitors to watch musical performances and much more. Put on your walking shoes and take a stroll through the many lantern installations with three main themes such as “It’s a small world”, where different countries ranging from faraway Egypt to neighbouring Malaysia are represented by thematic designs. Various Chinese artists created these works of art! ✨

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“It’s a small world” display offers you a trip around the world in one viewing, with lantern displays inspired by countries like Germany, Italy and much more! You can see amazing lantern installations that are truly mesmerising. ? There are iconic landmarks made up into lantern displays which really add to depth to the festival. 

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Near ABC Waters Jurong Lake, you can also view a display of four-season lanterns portraying spring, summer, fall, and winter! ?There’s adorable fruit inspired lanterns too (like mangosteens and pineapples) that you have to snap a picture with. Another highlight of the festival that you simply can’t miss is the Water Lanterns attraction. As part of the President Star Charity, you can write a wish on a lantern and release it into a water pool! You could also bring home a mini sky lantern memorabilia or a cute potted plant as a way to remember the festival. 

Halal food available

You must’ve wracked quite the appetite after all that walking, so why not head over to the food village that’s been decked out in fairy lights and picnic tables? ? There are halal stalls like Ramly Burger, a classic when it comes to festival foods. Sink your teeth into juicy burgers as you enjoy the romantic and peaceful atmosphere! You won’t even feel like you’re in Singapore here! 

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There’s also a snack stall that sells all kinds of local favourites like Keropok Lekor ($4/a bag), Takoyaki Balls ($4.50/6 pieces) and many more Pasar Malam style goodies that we love! ?If you’re craving for something sweet, there’s popcorn and cotton candy beside a drink stall which (once again) serves everything we’re familiar with every variation of Thai tea like Thai Milk Tea, Thai Lemon Tea and much more!

How to get to Lights by The Lake


Nearest MRT Station: Lakeside MRT Station

It’s relatively easily to find your way from the MRT station! Simply alight at Lakeside MRT Station and exit at the south entrance of the station. Then follow the directional signs to Jurong Lake Gardens.

By Bus

Bus Services: 154 & 246

Alight at Bus Stop 21649 (Chinese Garden) or Bus Stop 21651 (Opp Chinese Garden). Take bus 154 across the road from Lakeside MRT Station and alight at the second stop.

It’s still not too late to get into the festive Mid-Autumn spirit! Grab a lantern and a friend and hurry to check out the stunning lantern displays and food village. It’s a memorable experience that perhaps you’ll look forward to next year. ?