900 lanterns set Chinatown aglow

The streets of Chinatown turned into a dazzling display of lights last night as 900 lanterns were lit to mark the start of the month-long Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. This year's centrepiece is a 12m-tall sculptured lantern featuring mythical mo
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The streets of Chinatown turned into a dazzling display of lights last night as 900 lanterns were lit to mark the start of the month-long Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

This year's centrepiece is a 12m-tall sculptured lantern featuring mythical moon goddess Chang'e (right), designed by eight students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and produced by 36 professional craftsmen from Sichuan, China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 04, 2016, with the headline '900 lanterns set Chinatown aglow'. Print Edition | Subscribe