Conrad and I took the MRT to Shuanglian station where we boarded the firework bus:
It was a warm and humid evening.
The usual delicious streetfood was on offer.
We were entertained by a puppet play (enlarged on a screen).
And a mini-pop concert.
There was also a celebrity/politician who spoke at some length but I didn't bother getting a photo of him!
At last the fireworks!
As you can tell I'm rubbish at taking photos of fireworks!! I can report, though, that I knew I was amongst the people who invented fireworks at that display. There were even things that I have no idea how they were done, such as a river of sparks falling continuously into the real river for about 20 seconds, and fireworks that appeared to be exploding in slow motion. Here's a Youtube video of the display, though I confess I haven't watched through, so apologies if it isn't very good quality:
There was a long wait and a crush leaving the grounds, and next year we'll be coming by bike using a different route, but we'll definitely be back! Here's Conrad with his obligatory flashing toy waiting for the train to go home: