TAIPEI - The much-anticipated Taipei 101 fireworks finished its
extravagant display in 188 seconds yesterday in front of more than
800,000 spectators in Xinyi District, according to reports.
President Ma Ying-jeou arrived for the countdown, lauding the
nation's tourism industry that has flourished over the years and wishing
the crowd a happy 2013.
According to the French company Groupe F, 22,000 fireworks were set
off in 188 seconds, accompanied by the famous 1910 concert piece by
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Orchestrated to an adapted version of
"The Firebird," the fireworks were presented in four acts that resembled
different themes of 2012.
After the fireworks, LED light displays of "Time For Taiwan," "Taiwan
- the heart of Asia" and "Time for celebration" were shown on the
tower's walls in English and Mandarin characters. The Tourism Bureau
presented the LED show as part of their efforts to promote local
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