VivoCity’s elaborate Mid-Autumn light installations look like a tumble down the rabbit hole into Wonderland

Down The Rabbit Hole. Photo: VivoCity
Down The Rabbit Hole. Photo: VivoCity

After last year’s Disney Tsum Tsum fest, VivoCity goes the whimsical route for Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 with a trip down the rabbit hole. The latest Alice in Wonderland-inspired showcase to grace our shores after the ArtScience Museum’s exhibition (which debuted earlier this year and is still ongoing), the waterfront mall’s family-friendly version is one illuminated with a medley of colors.

Book Entrance. Photo: VivoCity
Book Entrance. Photo: VivoCity

The huge, handcrafted lanterns, measuring up to 10m tall, will light up the building’s rooftop space for the next month, creating a winding journey through five themed zones based on Alice’s adventures. More than 50 artists were involved in the making of these pieces over 30 days, adorning them with a glow from 6,500 electric lamps and and 5,500m of fairy lights.

A fall down the rabbit hole. Photo: VivoCity
A fall down the rabbit hole. Photo: VivoCity

Start off at the book-shaped entrance before you meet the White Rabbit and spiral down the rabbit hole of twinkling lights and illusions.

The Mad Tea Party in daylight. Photo: VivoCity
The Mad Tea Party in daylight. Photo: VivoCity
Versus at nightfall. Photo: VivoCity
Versus at night. Photo: VivoCity

As you emerge from the tunnel, the Mad Tea Party awaits, with a 5m-long gleaming table stacked with psychedelic-looking desserts and tableware. The treats are non-edible, sadly, but you’ve got plenty to pose with, including the precariously leaning tower of lantern teacups.

Tunnel of Soldiers. Photo: VivoCity
Tunnel of Soldiers. Photo: VivoCity

Next, the Tunnel of Soldiers takes you through rose-studded arches across a 40m-long walkway, leading out to the Pool of Cards floating above the water.

Pool of Cards. Photo: VivoCity
Pool of Cards. Photo: VivoCity

Towards the end, a regal royal lies ahead at The Queen’s Castle, a 10m-tall structure made completely out of lanterns.

The Queen's Castle. Photo: VivoCity
The Queen’s Castle. Photo: VivoCity

If you’re interested in trying out the augmented reality (AR) element of the Rabbit’s Quest, you can scan the QR codes around the area to activate the game on Facebook and nab all the characters you see in 60 seconds. Vouchers will be up for grabs for the weekly winners.

 

FIND IT:
VivoCity’s Curious Adventures in Wonderland is on from now till Sept 22; 10am-10pm daily (light-up from 7pm-10pm) at VivoCity, Sky Park, L3.

Free entry.
MRT: HarbourFront

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