Taipei2016Dec: May the New Year bring you to new places for fresh experiences and sweet memories!
Photo: Reindeer wire sculptures in Taipei Zoo.
Taken with Canon EOS 5DsR with Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM lens.
Held this year from 25 to 27 November, the region’s largest and most followed Japanese popular culture and anime festival boasts more than 130 exhibitors, a line-up of popular artistes, and an exciting programme. Prices below.
The annual Anime Festival Asia (AFASG2016) kicked off its three-day experiential showcase today in Singapore.
Attendees and aspiring cosplay enthusiasts can also look forward to meeting celebrity cosplayers from the region this year.
Some new highlights include the inaugural ANiBEATS, a 1-night only after party on 27 November, featuring DJs who blend EDM (electronic dance music) with anisongs (anime songs).
You can find immersive experiences at various experience zones, including a Sword Art Online centric exhibition booth that showcases artwork and animation cuts of all seasons of this beloved series.
Original merchandise direct from Japan, including merchandise exclusive to the festival, will be available for shoppers.
If you’re in Singapore this December, check out the annual yuletide fair (2 December, 2016 – 1 January 2017) that transforms Gardens by the Bay into a festive playground, open daily from 3.30pm to 11pm. Prices below.
This is the third year for the Christmas Wonderland in Singapore, and the first time entrance is being charged (see sidebar).
The Christmas extravaganza is almost twice the size of last year’s – with an additional 57,000 square metres of event ground – offering new experiences such as the Magical Forest a Hi-5 Fantastic House, and more carnival attractions.
Visitors to the fair can embark on a festive journey and marvel at the Italian luminarie – Sculptures of Light illuminating the fairground, which has been expanded to 57,000sqm, almost twice the size of last year’s fair.
New experiences await visitors of all ages, from wintry fun at the Ice Palace, to the local debut of the Hi-5 Funtastic House and a magical forest of Christmas trees.
Visitors can also look forward to a bigger festive shopping and dining experience, more carnival games and curated festive performances.
Parking at Gardens by the Bay is limited so visitors are encouraged to take public transport to the event.
More details about the Christmas Wonderland and its attractions in the press release below.