Tote smartphone lanterns during Gardens by a Bay this Mid-Autumn …

September 6, 2016 - garden totes

SINGAPORE – Old and new will accommodate in a brilliantly illuminated mash-up during Gardens by a Bay’s jubilee of Mid-Autumn Festival subsequent month (September).

This year outlines a initial time visitors can use their mobile phones as a “lantern” and join in a mass lantern way holding place on Sept 4 during a annual Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by a Bay festivities.

It entails downloading a smartphone focus on a handset, attaching a lantern phone surrounding and affixing a mobile phone onto a selfie stick, to impersonate carrying an tangible lantern.

The surrounding was designed by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) lecturers, who were also concerned in a app’s development.

Visitors regulating a app will see their phones light adult in opposite shades of colours as they travel down a lantern way route.

The app can be downloaded for giveaway on a Apple App Store and Google Play store from Aug 24.

The 10,000 lantern phone casings will be given out giveaway on a first-come-first-serve basement on a day of a procession. Selfie sticks are also accessible in singular numbers and visitors are speedy to move their own.

The mid-autumn event, in a fourth year, is jointly organized by Gardens by a Bay, Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH’s) Chinese Media Group and a National Arts Council, in partnership with a National Library Board and a People’s Association.

The festival will run from Sept 3 to 18 and President Tony Tan Keng Yam will strictly launch it on Sept 4.

Ms Ong Chui Leng, Gardens by a Bay’s Director of Programming pronounced on Tuesday (Aug 16) that a gardens directed for an “old-meets-new twist” for a festival.

“That’s because we’ve collaborated with a SUTD to come adult with a singular interactive lantern that leverages on a entire smartphone to yield light.”

The event’s mass lantern way involving phones will move festival-goers to a prominence of this year’s celebrations – 10 large lantern sets, some adult to 27-m long, depicting scenes from Asian misconceptions associated to a moon.

In another curtsy towards introducing some-more complicated elements in this year’s event, multimedia designation Ron Arad’s 720 Degrees, brought in by a Singapore International Festival of Arts, will also be featured.

The 18-m far-reaching round designation resembles a enormous lantern visitors can admire from a outward and in, with a 6,000 curtain-like silicon strands that light adult with images and videos.

Visitors can also locate nightly performances featuring multiracial performers during a mid-autumn event. They can also suffer riddle games down during a qualification booths, while those inspired for a discerning punch can conduct down to a food travel and be gay with options such as pickled egg fries.

There are also giveaway nightly storytelling sessions pity tales of a moon to keep children occupied.

As partial of a celebrations, SPH’s Chinese Media Group will also organize a special caricature eventuality during a garden on Sept 4. Visitors can attend for $10 and a net deduction from a eventuality will be donated to a beneficiaries underneath President’s Challenge 2016.

janlee@sph.com.sg

For some-more information, revisit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg.

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