There’s really no autumn here. We only have rain or shine. But somehow, this doesn’t stop us from tasting a little bit of autumn in our Little Red Dot (that’s how we affectionately call Singapore). But it’s not the red, orange or yellow falling leaves or the chilly breeze at night, though. It’s the versatile pumpkins and a tad bit of Halloween!
Two weeks ago, my younger son and I visited the exhibit at Garden’s by the Bay themed ‘Autumn Harvest’. The internationally-sourced pumpkins were adorable! Enormous, tiny, shiny or wrinkled – we loved them all.
And is that Cinderella getting in the carriage?
Halloween is not a very big deal here in Singapore, but anything that is fun, our family is up for it. Carving pumpkins is one of them. We started with this family tradition 4 or 5 years ago when we realised that large, orange pumpkins are sold at the supermarkets. My husband and the kids have been carving yearly ever since.
The kids would also decorate our home mostly with arts and crafts made by them. There are some places, condominiums that organize Trick or Treat, but the one we love is the area around the Singapore American School. The houses, many of them occupied by American families, join the fun and outrageously decorate their front yard with everything Halloween.
Getting artistic with arts and crafts at home, creepy mansion and spider web at the main door
Spooky bats hanging from the chandelier, ghost origami and glow in the dark skeletons
Treats for the kids and the mother of all arachnids
Like I’ve said, we don’t have autumn here in Singapore or a grand-scale Halloween, but with the little that we have, we are quite happy…
In the spirit of Halloween, you may also want to watch our family’s video at the spooky Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.