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Hong Kong Celebrates The Mid-Autumn Festival With The Unveiling Of ‘Rising Moon’ Lantern

September 17, 2013 Photo Gallery No Comments Email Email

Saturday evening (September 14) saw the official opening of Hong Kong’s “one2free Lantern Wonderland” in Victoria Park to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and the unveiling of the Lantern Wonderland’s centrepiece “Rising Moon”. 

The mega hemispherical lantern sculpture was conceived by four young Hong Kong-based architectural designers to embody environmental conservation, vitality and creativity.

The“Rising Moon” sculpture is approximately 10 metres in height and 20 metres in diameter and made from recyclable or reusable materials, including 7,000 recycled plastic bottles, steel frames, cable wires and energy-saving LED light bulbs. The designers have set the installation on top of a large pond so that the semi-spherical lantern joins its reflection under the special lighting effects, waxing and waning like the real moon.

Victoria Park’s Lantern Wonderland will be on display till September 22 and visitors can complete their Mid-Autumn experience by enjoying the Festival market, “Wishing Corridor”and performers of the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival (September 19).

To spread the message of environmental conservation, the plastic bottles used to create “Rising Moon” will be recycled by the Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre after the exhibition.

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Sitting on a large pool of water, “Rising Moon” waxes and wanes through the use of special lighting effects.

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