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Flower lanterns to bloom in Chinatown

Handmade flower-shaped lanterns will light up Chinatown during the Mid-Autumn Festival

Published on Aug 1, 2014 11:53 AM

From Aug 24, 3,100 handmade flower-shaped lanterns will "bloom" along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown.

The flowers are being made by a team of 36 craftsmen from Sichuan, China, who were flown in specially by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee to create the cloth lanterns.

Since July 16, they have been labouring away under a large tent in Indus Road that covers the entire lantern construction space. They work non-stop for around 15 hours every day, taking a break only for lunch.

The craftsmen are from Zigong Zhongyi Lantern Lighting Art in Sichuan, the same company which created this year's large-scale horse lanterns in Chinatown for the Lunar New Year celebrations.

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