1000++ Flying Lanterns Released at Eastwood Valley Miri

The event to release thousands flying lanterns to the sky was organized by Federation of Miri Division Chinese Associations on 22nd September 2012 with the aim to create a new record in Malaysia Book of Records counted by the most numbers of Kung Ming lanterns (孔明灯/天灯) in conjunction with the Mooncake Festival or Mid Autumn Festival. This event was held in Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club Miri at time. According to Chinese tradition, Before these lanterns were released to the sky, best wishes were written on the lantern to express lucks or dreams that may come true.

1000 more Sky Lanterns Released at Eastwood Valley Miri

The sky lanterns are traditionally constructed using oiled rice paper sticking on a bamboo frame to create a space inside the lanterns. Each lantern has a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material at the bottom. When using fire to lit the candle, flame heats the air inside the lantern causing lower density of air in the lantern, finally it rise up to the sky. Around 1,300++ lanterns were released to the sky during that night.