Top dogs for Chinese New Year celebrations

A 37-member team of craftsmen from the Zigong Zhongyi Culture Industry flew in from Sichuan late last month to begin work on giant lanterns for the Chinese New Year light-up in Chinatown to welcome the Year of the Dog. This year's design is a collabo
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A 37-member team of craftsmen from the Zigong Zhongyi Culture Industry flew in from Sichuan late last month to begin work on giant lanterns for the Chinese New Year light-up in Chinatown to welcome the Year of the Dog. This year's design is a collaboration between the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee. A total of 2,188 lanterns will be on display from Jan 27, with the largest one standing at 11m tall.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2018, with the headline 'Top dogs for Chinese New Year celebrations'. Print Edition | Subscribe