The free release of sky lanterns (also commonly known as Kong Ming lanterns) is not allowed in Singapore.
The flight of sky lanterns cannot be controlled. If released freely, they may drift far from the point of release to areas and heights that may affect aircraft operations by distracting pilots especially during take-off or landing, or by being ingested by aircraft engines. In turn, this may endanger lives and cause harm to aircraft in the air and property on the ground.
The release of sky lanterns may be permitted subject to the following conditions:
- To apply for a permit to release sky lanterns, click here.
- Note: Applications must be submitted to CAAS at least 7 working days before the intended release of tethered sky lanterns