Glittering snake trail (CNY series part 3 of 6)

Report and pictures by: 
Jeremy Long

A 168m-long snake sculpture by Singaporean sand sculptor Tan Joo Heng, titled Glittering Snake Trail, is on display as part of the Sentosa Flowers Festival 2013 to celebrate Chinese New Year. Mr Tan, who is a Singaporean, has worked in India, Denmark and Qatar.

A total of 128 staff volunteers used dyed sand to colour the snake. About 30 tons of sand is used to form the Chinese character "Fortune".

The festival which opens on New Year eve, is held at Palawan Beach in Sentosa. It will run until Feb 17.

Here are some pictures of the slithering sand snake.