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Spectacular "Radiant Romance" lantern display on show at Kowloon Park

A spectacular lantern display entitled "Radiant Romance" will light up Kowloon Park from today (January 20) in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the display will run until February 26, featuring five sets of spectacular lantern displays and adding colour to the festive season.

Greeting visitors at the main entrances at Haiphong Road and Austin Road are lanterns featuring the dragon, phoenix and flowers. Together with the flying bats (same pronunciation as "blessing" in Chinese) from the clouds, they wish us prosperity and peace in the coming year.

At the fan-shaped pool, spectacular lantern display "Morning Flower and Evening Moon in One String" depicts the legendary Matchmaker pulling the Red String to arrange marriages in the world. Cylindrical rotating lanterns with different colours represent men and women of different races and characters being tied together by the Red String of fate.

Another set of lanterns "Bonded Couple Saying Love Forever" is set up at the lotus pond illustrating the well-known legendary characters "Cowherd and the Weaving Maid". They are carried by giant birds with mandarin ducks, lanterns and twin lotuses around them.

Spectacular lantern "Renewal and Blessing in the Fruitful New Year" is put up at the landmark. With 12 rotating coin lanterns representing the 12 ancient Chinese hours, they encircle the giant petal-shaped lanterns. It symbolises good fortune in the coming New Year.

Colorful lanterns of flying bats and green bamboos are also displayed at the piazza.

For more information on the lantern display, please call 2591 1340 or visit the website: .

Ends/Friday, January 20, 2006

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