01 Jan '12, 1pm

Annual Chinatown light-up begins to usher in CNY

Annual Chinatown light-up begins to usher in CNY

SINGAPORE: The dragons have descended on Chinatown in a big way as the centrepieces of the annual light-up for the Lunar New Year. Celebrations have started to bid goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit and usher in the Year of the Dragon. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the celebrations organised by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee on Sunday evening. The design concept is the work of six undergraduates from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Greeting visitors is also a 108-metre long 3D water dragon and eight other dragons, symbolising longevity and prosperity. The story of the dragon is told in a 70-minute musical by 600 participants from local and overseas dance troupes. The performances are choreographed by multi-award winner Zhao Bo Jun. Also making its mark is the giant head of a dragon featured in the Nam Sieng Dragon an...

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