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Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2012

© Ng Chai Hock, Singapore, Shortlist, Arts and Culture, Sony World Photography Awards


 

“Monks looked up at the magnificent night sky filled with thousands of lanterns in awe. Yi Peng lantern festival is meant as a time for tham bun to make merit. This was the moment I’ve been waiting for and it lasted very quickly due to strong wind. A very heavy downpour occurred right after we left the place. The lanterns were made of organic materials.”