A light-up to crow about

The Year of the Rooster was given an early welcome yesterday, as a 13m-tall rooster lantern with a length of about 100m was lit up, along with 5,500 other elaborate lanterns. About 50,000 people turned up for the light-up ceremony, with performances,
ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The Year of the Rooster was given an early welcome yesterday, as a 13m-tall rooster lantern with a length of about 100m was lit up, along with 5,500 other elaborate lanterns.

About 50,000 people turned up for the light-up ceremony, with performances, fireworks and firecrackers entertaining the crowds.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam was there to launch the light-up, which kick-starts the 51-day Chinese New Year festivities in Chinatown.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 08, 2017, with the headline 'A light-up to crow about'. Print Edition | Subscribe