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Mid-Autumn Festival by the river goes bigger

Published on Sep 5, 2012 2:11 PM
 
A passer-by photographs the completed lanterns laid out all over Hong Lim Park while a fish lantern lays on the ground next to him.  An 8m waterfall, a lovers' bridge and giant pandas. These are some of the lantern displays that will be found at this year's Mid-Autumn Festival by the river. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

An 8m waterfall, a lovers' bridge and giant pandas. These are some of the lantern displays that will be found at this year's Mid-Autumn Festival by the river.

In its fifth year running, the event will take place at the Singapore river promenade and the nearby Hong Lim Park for the first time.

The 16-day celebrations is jointly organised by Singapore Press Holdings' three Chinese newspapers. It costs $1.5 million.

From Sept 15 to 30, lantern displays will depict the different Chinese festivals such as the Lunar New Year, Hungry Ghost Festival and Chinese Valentines' Day.

 
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