Playground icons come to light

They are beloved landmarks that many a childhood memory was made of.

Now, five lantern sculptures resembling the playgrounds popular in the 1980s have been set up on the lawn of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The 2.5-metre tall sculptures will be lit from Sept 9 to 18, and promise to be great for family photo moments under the stars.

It took two weeks to conceptualise and design them, and a team of five experienced lantern-makers and three helpers to construct the structures over 21/2 weeks.

Visitors can enjoy lantern-making, among other activities, this weekend as part of the Wan Qing Weekend: Mid-Autumn Festival 2016. Admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2016, with the headline 'Playground icons come to light'. Print Edition | Subscribe