16,800 lanterns to light up Chinatown for Mid-Autumn Festival
Four streets to be lit up in record display of lanterns at festival starting on Sunday
Published on Sep 12, 2012 6:00 AM
Chinatown is about to see its brightest-ever celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, with a record display of street lanterns.
Four streets - New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, Smith Street and South Bridge Road - will be lit by 16,800 lanterns over 2km of road.
Also being planned are giant lantern structures shaped like fruits - grapes and apples, for example. The display will be entered in the Singapore Book of Records for the "largest display of street lanterns".
Announcing the details of this year's Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, organiser Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens Consultative Committee said the event is expected to attract about 1.2 million people, 15 per cent more than last year's crowd.
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