London Bridge fireworks

London Bridge Fireworks

I found this marvellous fountain on sale this year! It’s a new one called London Bridge and it comes in a large semi-circle format with the lyrics and sheet music of London Bridge printed on top. I’m not usually easily impressed by fountains coz they’re rather boring compared to the beautiful aerial breaks of a fireworks cake but this one is gorgeous!

The retail price for this is RM 50 which is quite high for a fountain. The latest 13” conic volcano shaped fountains are half that price. However, the format is relatively large and I got it for RM 30 so I figured it was worth checking out since it looked quite promising.

I wasn’t disappointed! I set it up on top of my ginormous 333 shot fireworks cake and lit the fuse:

The gerbs shoots outs vivid pink, orange and blue jets of flame across the arc. These are not very common colors and it’s wonderful to see such a brilliant color come out of a consumer firework. It turns to yellow, green and red and ends with plenty of sparkling rain.

Pro tip: Always elevate your fountains to get best effect. Don’t put them on the ground. It’s a lot more dramatic when a fountain is placed high up e.g. 3 feet off the ground so you can see the sparks fall longer before they hit the ground.

London Bridge Fountain

I thought this was quite a decent new arrival this year and I saw more than a few houses get it despite the price. It’s worth every cent with the rare colors. The sheer brightness of the arcs of flames overloaded the CCD on the camera but you can still see what a beautiful fountain it is from the video. :)

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11 thoughts on “London Bridge fireworks

    • Yeah, it’s amazing! :)

      I was quite surprised to see this new fountain on sale this year so I got it due to the unusual format. It’s well worth the price.

  1. I wonder where we can buy this same fireworks in KL. It is unusual and nice!

    I used to shoot many fireworks when younger until my mum screamed out that I was burning all my money! She asked me whether I ever donated to charity the same amount of my fireworks in one CNY. Ooops Mama!

    • I’ve never seen this particular one in KL! :)

      KL has different fireworks – it seems to be dominated by two groups with very similar stock, and there’s not a lot of variety here. In Sibu, we have loads and loads of options coz there are five different groups servicing that small town alone.

      Haha! Yeah me too, it’s part of the fun of CNY. I bought a huge 27 kg fireworks cake that’s equal to the average monthly salary but it was beautiful.

    • Yeah, I think you might be able to get it in Kuching! :)

      I know one of the groups in Sibu services several cities in Sarawak – Bintulu, Miri, Kuching and Sibu. It’s not this one though, this group only services Sibu and it’s “their” stock e.g. they’re the only ones who brought in this particular firework this year.

      There are other fountains out there though, none as pretty as this one though.

      Nice! I didn’t get firecrackers this year coz of my mom’s passing. I’ll get a box for next year, will share it with friends so we can split a box.

  2. Oooo, the name sounds canggih.. Bet I can hear lots of fireworks tonight (cho 8).. The only fire crackers I was allowed to play when I was young was the “tap tap” ones, those biji-biji ones when you throw on the floor (and if they don’t burst), you step with your feet, teehee..

    • Yeah, it’s a new fountain that one of the old groups brought in this year! :)

      I was quite curious so I bought it and it turns out that most of my neighbors got it too – it’s very popular this year coz it’s quite beautiful. I elevated it on my huge 27 kg fireworks cake so the sparks fall longer.

      Oh, those Pop Pop contact fireworks! The kids love them too, they played with them last night.

    • Happy CNY to you too Charmaine! :)

      Yeah, this is one of the unexpected impulse purchase this year – I was curious and bought one to see how it works and it was beautiful, more so than fountains usually are.

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