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1) About The Photo

The Christmas decorations at the entrance of Pavilion Shopping Mall. The lamps installed inside the fountain always change the colors of fountain, even turning the water into various color at night.

" HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011" to all TE friends.

Workshop Photo 1 : The Decorations

Workshop Photo 2 : Another POV


2) About The Fountain

MALAYSIA’S tallest Liuli Crystal Fountain was unveiled at the Bukit Bintang main entrance of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and is set to be the nation’s new iconic landmark.

Valued at RM8mil, the fountain was conceptualised by Pavilion Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with artistic glassware expert Liuligong-fang.

It features the Bloom of Hibiscus, Malaysia’s national flower, which is described as a symbol of opulence, passion and progression.

The three bowls represent Malaysia’s multiracial culture of living harmoniously and its ascending structure signifies the growing aspirations of the people.The water converges from all directions – seen as an endless source of blessings and prosperity.

Malaysians and tourists also have the opportunity to emulate the symbolic gesture of tossing a coin into the Pavilion Crystal Fountain, just like the Trevi Fountain in Rome, where tourists would toss a coin into the fountain and whisper their hopes and dreams.

Source } Nation News : Liuli Crystal Fountain

3) About The Material - Liuli Crystal to built this fountain

Adding with Lead and Barium ( barium disilicate ), this type of glass have a jade-like appearance. Glass containing lead and barium emerged as early as the Western Zhou Dynasty. The lead-barium glass requites a relatively low melting temperature. It looks sparkling and crystal clear, but thin and brittle, and cannot resist sharp drop or rise in temperature. It is therefore unfit for making utensils or apparatuses. Often lead-barium glass was processed to make ornaments, ritual objects or funerary objects.

Liuli Glass(琉璃)

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