VivoCity Sets New Record For Largest Display Of Hand-Painted Lanterns
Celebrations for the 2013 Mid-Autumn Festival at VivoCity culminates in 568 lanterns, marking VivoCity’s seventh consecutive entry into the Singapore Book of Records
14 September 2013, Singapore – VivoCity has set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records for the largest display of hand-painted lanterns today. Shoppers gathered at the VivoCity rooftop Amphitheatre for two hours to collectively hand-paint a total of 568 lanterns in a spectacular display of light and colour.
This is the seventh year that VivoCity has included a record-setting event as part of its annual Mid-Autumn celebrations. In the past, VivoCity has set records for feats such as “Most Number of Signatures on a Lantern” and “The Largest Display of Floating Lanterns”. This year, lanternpainting was chosen to encourage participation, by allowing shoppers to display their creativity and artistic expression through personalised lanterns.
Throughout the lantern-painting and festivities, shoppers were entertained by live performances. In addition to partaking in a record-setting milestone, the 1,500 shoppers who registered received a goodie bag consisting of vouchers and gifts. Lucky shoppers also won prizes from the lucky draw conducted at the event.
ANNEX A – Participant Quotes
Ms Rosie Tan, 68, said “I enjoy painting, but most importantly I’m here to spend time with my grandchildren. This is the fourth time we are celebrating Mid Autumn Festival at VivoCity. We come back yearly as we enjoy the performances and the energy of the crowd. The atmosphere is very festive.”
Mrs Thangaswami Divya, said “This is my second year celebrating Mid Autumn Festival at VivoCity. What I like most about this festival is spending time with my family. My son especially loves the colourful lanterns and admiring the beautiful lights.”
Mr Wang Wei Jia and Ms Chong Yuwen, said “For our lantern painting, we included a famous Chinese poem from the Song Dynasty. It is about love, and how love transcends distance. Whether oceans apart, or as far as the moon, love is everlasting. we’ve painting my wishes on this lantern.”