30 Nov '11, 2pm

SUTD students design CNY 2012 Chinatown street light-up

SUTD students design CNY 2012 Chinatown street light-up

SINGAPORE: The Chinatown street light-up is one of the most anticipated events during the Lunar New Year. And six students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will make sure next year's light-up is no different. The six 19-year-old girls took about five months to design the concept and incorporated ideas received from shop-owners and visitors in Chinatown. Built around the theme, 'A Bountiful Year of the Dragon', the design features a 108-metre-long three-dimensional dragon overlooking a 'golden gate' entrance into Chinatown. The head of the dragon will start at the main traffic junction of Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. The rest of its body will weave through the centre divider of the roads. Nine other smaller dragons will also be found throughout the entire light-up. The number '9' is believed to be an auspicious number. Felicia Lim, wh...

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