Some 7,000 lanterns are displayed around Sibu town from today until 4th October to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on 3rd October.
The lanterns are displayed from the Tua Pek Kong temple to Jalan Channel, Lembangan Market towards Sibu Gateway. The whole idea is to light up Sibu town and provide the perfect ambience for the people to celebrate the Lantern Festival.
The dragon head can be found at the Tua Pek Kong area. This is where the lanterns display begins.
And pass through one of the oldest coffee shop in town, Moi Soung into Channel Road
The 15 inch by 20 inch red lanterns are said to be specially imported from China. This project is jointly organised by Sibu Municipal Council and Sarawak Kutien Association.
From Channel Road, it continues through Pansar Building, Ambank and Tanahmas Hotel (Chambers Street)
At Sibu Gateway, the lanterns comes in a colourful display of red, green, yellow, pink and blue which represent the multi racial Malaysian population who live in harmony together
Hopefully this will be an annual event. The lantern display will continue until 4th October.
It should be a magnificent sight at night and hopefully I'm able to capture some images with my compact digital camera.