Asian Fireworks Festivals You Must Catch This Year | Clozette


Watching a bunch of fireworks light up the sky never fails to make anyone feel festive. There are some theories as to why we love viewing such spectacle. But it’s a universal fact that no matter what we’re celebrating, it isn’t complete without these. If you’ve been wanting to enjoy Asia in a unique way, why don’t you attend one of the many fireworks festivals happening this year? The colourful extravaganza will surely make your trip a blast!


Lake Toya Long-run Fireworks Festival, Japan


Fireworks light up the sky above Lake Toya in Hokkaido, Japan

The Lake Toya Long-run Fireworks Festival are just one of the many fireworks festivals held in Japan.


Believed to ward off evil spirits, the use of fireworks in celebrations has a long history in Japan. Pyrotechnic displays are a quintessential part of their summers, that’s why you might encounter a lot of them when you visit the country during that season. These fireworks festivals are abound throughout Japan, but if you’re planning on visiting Hokkaido soon, hopping off to Lake Toya is a must. Every night until 31 October, fireworks soar up the sky and can be seen anywhere from Lake Toya hot spring town. If you want, switch up your experience and follow the Japanese tradition of wearing yukatas while viewing these summer spectacles.


DaNang International Fireworks Festival, Vietnam



Witness the most eye-catching shows this year at DaNang International Fireworks Festival. Currently being held on five different Saturdays from 1 June to 6 July, the pyrotechnic competition is where you can witness the world-class performances of eight international teams. Catch all the spectacular action along Da Nang’s Han River and enjoy the city-wide cultural performances accompanying the festival in the coming weeks.


National Day Parade, Singapore



Although not strictly a fireworks festival, celebrating Singapore’s birthday isn’t complete without the breath-taking display that usually happens at the end of the National Day Parade. Even if you’re not a local, you’re free to join in the fun and learn the story of their heritage. This 9 August, sit back and enjoy the military parades, musical performances, and the brightest spectacle of fireworks at the Padang. 



Shanghai International Music Fireworks Festival, China



There’s no better place to enjoy fireworks festivals than their place of origin, China. First launched in 2000, the annual pyrotechnic event combines the lights, colours, and music to create a new visual art form enjoyed by all. Each year, they feature groups from around the world that take part in a fireworks display competition. The event, accompanied by food and performances, is spread into four nights on 30 September, 3 October, and 6 October. Don’t miss the sparkling extravaganza, along with the accompanying food and performances happening in Shanghai Century Park.


Busan Fireworks Festival, South Korea



Lastly, if you want to experience a one-of-a-kind multimedia show, fly off to the city of Busan. Drawing almost one million people each year, Busan Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular fireworks festivals in Korea. Your spirits will be lifted up once you see the colours burst in the sky in harmony with different songs. Aside from the fantastic display, you can experience the one-of-a-kind multimedia show with their high-tech laser performances. The show will happen right above Gwangalli Beach on 2 November, but you can enjoy a good view of the whole event in various spots across the coastal city. 



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They say that one must avoid wearing warm colours during summer. But it looks like rules are really meant to be broken when the results look as stellar as our Community's. Not only are orange outfits reigning as a favourite this season, this 'typically for autumn' shade also proves to be a stunning addition to one's wardrobe, even in regions with a year-round summer affair.


Don't believe us? Just check out these looks from our Clozette ladies that prove they are awesome in orange. 


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Would you believe we're already halfway through the year? With all the hustling, deadlines, and personal agendas we had to work through, we say a little mid-year pick-me-up is necessary. For us, that comes in the form of retail therapy, with some 'me time' on the side. Because nothing beats recharging and gearing up for what's ahead.


So what's on our mid-year wishlist? We're currently looking at these fashion, beauty and lifestyle picks for an empowering daily routine that will help us survive the rest of the busy year. 


Jorj

Deputy Editor


Clozette Covets: Glamglow GentleBubble Daily Conditioning Cleanser

SGD39


"I have to admit: cleansers are not my most favourite skincare products. But cleansing is the first step to a good routine, so surely, it should hold a bit more weight, right? So I’m putting more premium on it now and will start with the Glamglow GentleBubble Daily Conditioning Cleanser on my to-get list. Aside from its super fun packaging that’s truly hard to miss, it’s got hydrating, softening and protecting properties thanks to apple extract, vitamin E, Teaoxi Green Tea Leaf and oat amino acids — yes, all that on top of cleansing."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive


Clozette Covets: Furla x Hello Kitty

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"I believe that every woman cannot leave the house without a trusty bag. And yes, you can blame it on the fact that our clothes usually don't have very reliable pockets (if they have any at all). But we've embraced the piece like an extension of our personalities and choosing the right one is just as personal as one's own skincare routine. So as soon as I saw Furla x Hello Kitty's latest collaboration, I knew I found pieces that fit my taste just right. Elevating Hello Kitty's fun and quirky vibe is Furla's chic and sophisticated aesthetic, making it perfect for kids-at-heart like me who deal with #adulting on the daily."


Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist


Clozette Covets: Rouge G de Guerlain

Left to right: Guerlain Rouge G Matte Shades, SGD48; Guerlain Rouge G Cases, SGD31

 

"As cliché as it may seem, no one can deny that a red lip has unbeatable allure. The colour is bold, empowering and unapologetic wearing one is like saying to the world that you're unstoppable. Over the years, I've tried many red bullets and now have my all-time favourites, but it wouldn't hurt to add another tube to my collection. This month, I'm eyeing the Rouge G de Guerlain in the shade Rouge Intense. The best part is that you can even customise the case that comes with it when you purchase one. So chic!"



Em

Features Writer


Clozette Covets: Dyson Lightcycle Task Light

SGD799


"My eyes are suffering from fatigue a lot more lately and it makes it difficult for me to manage my daily tasks efficiently. That’s why I’m excited for Dyson’s Lightcycle Task Light, which is engineered to adjust automatically throughout the day to give you the perfect light. The desk lamp adapts to your local daylight and age, so you get the optimum brightness and temperature you need. Hopefully, when it’s released this July, it can finally reduce my eye strain and help me enjoy my night-time reading once more."



Sabrina

Community Executive


Clozette Covets: SS19 EVISU x Keith Haring


Left to right: SS19 EVISU x Keith Haring shirt, SGD1,099; SS19 EVISU x Keith Haring sliders, SGD599


"After a week's long vacation in my favourite city, Tokyo, my enthusiasm for Japanese High-Street Fashion has not dwindled. A new playful collection featuring EVISU and legendary '80s pop-art artist Keith Haring has just been launched. The collection includes a range of t-shirts, denim shorts, beach boxers, beach slippers and all other fashion items in fun and colourful prints. Throw on an EVISU x Keith Haring tee, a pair of pool sliders and be ready to indulge in an artistic and creative summer."


Laura

Creative Lead


Clozette Covets: The Hustle 2019 movie


 "I have been wanting to watch The Hustle featuring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, who star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them. Rebel Wilson, who studied law in her early days, fought in court for the rating of the movie as it was considered sexist towards men. I love such stories of women standing up for women! I can't wait to watch it." 


(Cover photo from: @guerlain; @furla)


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