Responsive Ad Slot




Buhay Pinay



Business Ideas for OFWs

Join us at Facebook!

Thousands watch drone show to mark Tuen Ng Festival

11 June 2024


The Dragon Boat image formed by more than 1k drones (photo by Irene Liban)

Thousands of people gathered along the Wan Chai waterfront last night to watch the first ever drone show held to mark Tuen Ng, or the Dragon Boat Festival, in Hong Kong.


The night sky was lit by more than a thousand drones that created various images, all inspired by the spirit of the traditional Chinese holiday which intertwines praying for good luck and taking respite from the summer heat.

A fierce-looking dragon lights up the sky (photo by Gail Hills)

The festivity is marked by holding dragon boat races and eating sticky rice dumplings called zongzi, which were among the images formed by the drones, leaving spectators gasping and applauding in delight.

Many of them held up smartphones to record the rare visual feast.

Thousands lined up the Wanchai harbourfront for the drone show (Irene Liban)

Before the show, thousands of people were treated to free ice cream by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which also recommended the best viewing spots for the drone show. The refreshing treat lasted until the supply had run out.

The spectacular light and image show started at 8pm amid a nearly cloudless sky, and lasted for 10 minutes.

It was held as part of the HK Tourism Board’s effort to attract more visitors to Hong Kong.

Don't Miss