20,000 lanterns for moonfest in Chinatown

Visitors to Chinatown enjoying themselves among colourful lanterns during the launch of the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 Festive Street Light-up last night.

Some 20,000 multi-coloured lanterns were strung up along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and various lanes in the area, breaking last year's record of 16,800. The Chinatown light-up, which also features a 9.6m-tall giant lantern made up of 580 smaller ones, will last until Oct 4.

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