The Latern Making Competition started about 3pm on 3rd Nov 2007 at Taman Rempah, Sungai Melaka. More than 60 participation during this competition and this competition was a part of the numberous activities lined up for the ‘Pesta Sungai Melaka 2007’ celebration. Besides the Taman Rempah, there was three others venues of the celebration which will be held from Nov 1 to Nov 8. The venues was Kampung Morten, Padang Nyiru and the estuary of Sungai Melaka.
This competition managed to attract large number of participants including those from the neighbouring states like Johor and Negeri Sembilan. The public also took advantage of the competition to have a closer look at how these lanterns of various shapes and sizes were made. The interesting of this competition was participant also be able to show their creativity by turning discarded items such as tin cans, straw, plastic bottles, cd, cocunut shells and others into these amazing lantern. The lantern also may have a theme and concept to be win.
The prize giving at night and presented by YB Datuk Wira Gan Boon Leong, The Jonker Walk Community Presiden. Thank you to Datuk for your kind attention. For the others, please come and lets have a fun at The Pesta Sungai Melaka 2007. You will love it. This is our first time doing this Melaka River Festival. Lets celebrate it.