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Fireworks to light up tourism festival
By Hu Min

Pyrotechnic artists from Malaysia, Australia, Mexico, Germany, the United States and China will hold a fireworks extravaganza at the Century Park in the Pudong New Area  later this month as part of  the Shanghai Tourism Festival.

The fireworks will be held at 7:30pm on September 30, October 3 and October 6. On each  day, the events will start with a small 20-minute fireworks competition from 14 companies from China. It will be followed by a 60-minute spectacle.

The organizers will invite 100 people with hearing disability to enjoy the evening.

The Shanghai International Fireworks Festival has been held in the park for 13 years.

On the first day, Malaysian pyrotechnic artists will display the culture and tradition of the country.

It will be followed by a Chinese act that will feature a beautiful lotus pond in splendid colors.

The second show will feature a splash of colors by Australian artists. Stuart Bensley has been designing fireworks for 17 years and draws inspiration from the natural landscape of Australia. They will be followed by the Mexicans who will use 137 varieties of fireworks. Beautiful peonies and chrysanthemums will open up in the sky followed by traditional Mexican music.

The Germans will carry the theme “romance of fireworks,”   while the US artists will pay tribute to rock music.

Tickets for standing cost 70 yuan (US$11.20) and seated tickets cost 260 yuan.

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