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Lunar New Year 2020 Featuring The Ratrobats | Act One

Lunar New Year 2020 Featuring The Ratrobats | Act One

In celebration of the Year of the Rat, World Square presents ‘The Ratrobats’.

Meet our troupe of eight larger-than-life ‘Rats’ showing off their acrobatic skills in an installation inspired by the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobats and performers.

Eight Rat sculptures (each 2.5m high) will be on display at World Square during Lunar New Year, from Monday 13 January – Sunday 16 February. The friendly Rats are made from hard-coated sculpted polystyrene and are dressed in brightly coloured costumes, each in a different pose. While the Master Rat welcomes visitors to World Square, performing Rats are also scattered through the Square – performing a handstand, balancing pinwheels, juggling on a unicycle and even one suspended high above the Square. Another giant Rat balances on a large chair, and will interact with visitors, perfect for that Selfie moment.

Be sure to post your selfie with a World Square Ratrobat on Facebook or Instagram between 13th Jan - 16th Feb with #WSqLNY20 for your chance to WIN!* There are over 20 prizes up for grabs:

  • 8x pairs of Carolina Lemke sunglasses

  • $200 Cue Voucher

  • DJI Drones Osmo Mobile

  • $500 Kiwi Buy Voucher

  • 2x $250 Miracle Asian Supermarket

  • OPSM Bvlgari Sunglasses

  • 5x $118.80 Quanjude Peking Duck Vouchers

  • $500 worth of Superga shoes

  • 5x $100 dining voucher to Dainty Sichuan

  • Overnight accommodation at Rydges World Square (Includes a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast for 2 and complimentary valet parking

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Then watch the cheeky Ratrobats come to life in Augmented Reality on the interactive live screen – that’s when the fun really begins.

World Square will also host the renowned Jin Wu Koon which will bring on the good luck and prosperity as they perform the traditional Plucking of the Greens on Friday 24 January, and traditional Lion Dance on Poles on Saturday 25 January.

The installation is amusing, engaging and interactive, and follows the success of the ‘Three (not so) Little Pigs’ installation for LNY 2019 at World Square.