Date
20 September 2017
Central will host a romantic art installation to celebrate Valentine's Day. Photo: AllRightsReserved/Facebook
Central will host a romantic art installation to celebrate Valentine's Day. Photo: AllRightsReserved/Facebook

HK to celebrate Valentine’s Day with 25,000 glowing roses

Light Rose Garden, a South Korean art installation featuring 25,000 white roses with LED lights, will be staged in Hong Kong in time for Valentine’s Day.

The show will be held at the Central and Western District Promenade and Tamar Park from Feb. 14 to 22, the Sky Post reported on Friday.

It was first displayed at Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza by creative agency Pancom in October 2014 and was reinstalled in April last year.

Pancom said it took the organizers six months to install the Hong Kong edition.

The water-proof LED roses measuring 70 to 80 cm in height will have seven layers of petals planted in a triangular open space in Central to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Chinese Lantern Festival.

Against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour, the installation will have spaces to allow visitors to take romantic selfies with their loved ones.

SK Lam, creative director of events planner AllRightsReserved, said Light Rose Garden involves an eight-digit investment. 

The presentation is aimed at bringing more positive energy to the people of Hong Kong, especially at a time when the economy is not looking so well, he said.

“We want to make Hong Kong the most beautiful place in the world for Valentine’s Day,” Lam said, adding that the art installation will be exhibited in Europe and two other Asian destinations next.

Visitors can also opt to buy an LED rose for HK$100 each, with part of the proceeds to be donated to the Hong Kong Fair Trade Alliance.

(Dongdaemun in South Korea)

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