The first ever Singapore Sky Lantern Festival will take place at Palawan Green, Sentosa on 21 February.
Light a Sky Lantern at Palawan Green on 21 February
Head to Sentosa for an evening of lantern lighting and making wishes in the sky.
What are Sky Lanterns and Their Purposes?
Sky lanterns are also known as Kong ming lanterns. They are hot air balloons made of paper with a fire source suspended at the bottom. Traditionally, sky lanterns were used by the military to send signals or illuminate battlefields. They are also released during festivities to symbolise good luck, wishes or sending away misfortune.
Singapore Sky Lantern Festival at Palawan Green, Sentosa
This family-friendly festival will be an unforgettable event filled with fun, positivity, happiness, unity, hope and love.
HOLIDAY CAMPS: Discover Exciting Camps & Workshops for the March Holidays
SO MARCH FUN: Get Amazing Ideas for the March School Holidays 2024
Start off the afternoon with music festival and cultural performances when the gate opens at 3 pm. Then prepare for the grand ceremony with instructions on releasing the lanterns. At 7.30 pm, there will be five batches of alternate release of Sky Lanterns.
Environmentally Friendly Practices at Singapore Sky Lantern Festival
If you are concerned about the Sky Lanterns being potential safety hazards and pollutants, the organisers have taken measures to ensure there will be minimal land and sea pollution.
The biodegradable lanterns made of oiled rice paper will always be tethered to the ground using 60 metre bamboo strings. They will hover in the air for 5 to 10 minutes. Then participants can retrieve their lanterns via the strings and dispose of them responsibly.
Singapore Sky Lantern Festival
When: 21 February 3 pm onwards
Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Ticket Prices: $50 for normal admission, $25 for students, free for children below 7,
Get your tickets here, each ticket comes with one paper lantern and one marker. Children below 7 enter for free.