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Unveiling Singapore’s Sky Lantern Festival: A Spectacular Night

This February, Singapore invites you to partake in a magical tradition at its inaugural Sky Lantern Festival. On the enchanting evening of February 21st, Sentosa Island’s scenic Palawan Green will transform into a mesmerizing spectacle of light and hope.

Drawing inspiration from Taiwan’s iconic Pingxi festival, this event offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a tradition that’s all your own. Participants will thoughtfully inscribe their hopes, dreams, and intentions for the coming year onto a paper lantern. As night falls, these lanterns will be lit and rise gracefully overhead, creating a breathtaking spectacle of light. Watch as they float tethered in the darkness for 5 to 10 serene minutes, carrying your most heartfelt wishes heavenward before returning back to earth.

The festival organizers have taken great care to ensure the event is both beautiful and environmentally responsible. All lanterns are crafted from biodegradable, oiled rice paper and bamboo, and will be safely tethered to prevent litter. With approval from SCDF and CAAS, onsite personnel equipped with fire extinguishers will supervise the event closely to ensure peace of mind.

This ethereal experience provides the perfect setting to reflect on the year gone by and set intentions for what’s ahead. Visitors will undoubtedly be captivated by the reservoir of lanterns ascending to the stars, their warm orange glow growing fainter as they drift skyward.

The lantern releasing will be spread across five sessions to prevent overcrowding, offering more opportunities for photos and repeated experiences of this magical ritual.

But the lantern release is just part of the excitement. The festival will also feature live music performances, cultural songs and dances, and a buzzing night market with pop-ups. As the sun sets, get your groove on at the electric after-party under the stars. Doors open at 3pm, coinciding with the kick-off of the music festival. Make sure to grab the best seats early as it’s free seating. Then, at 7pm, it’s time for the grand ceremony where you’ll learn how to release your lantern.

With tickets priced at S$50, the Singapore Sky Lantern Festival 2024 promises to be a night of magic, wishes, and unforgettable memories. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event!

Singapore Sky Lantern Festival
Date: February 21st, 2024
Address: Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa, Singapore 098236
Timing: 3pm – 12am
Ticket Price: $50 Click here to purchase