In its second edition, i Light Marina Bay 2012 will have the entire perimeter of the already vibrant bay area of Singapore turn into a glistening arena of light art installations. Themed “Light Meets Asia”, this shimmering event will feature more than 30 innovative and environmentally sustainable installations by both local and international artists.
Yet another reason to visit the island-nation, these stunning light art installations will transform the Bay into a magical space of illumination and colour. Boasting several interactive displays as well, the festival encourages participating artists to use recyclable materials while adopting energy-efficient lighting technology to promote environmentally-responsible behaviour for a sustainable future. Even alternative forms of energy sources such as solar, kinetic or wind will be used to generate the energy needed to power the art installations.
With a full array of complementary programmes and activities such as carnivals, outdoor movie screenings, musical and dance performances, guided tours, talks and workshops, this 24-day long festival is an ideal opportunity for friends and family to enjoy the luminous Singapore skyline and serene ambience that the waterfront provides.
Singapore’s multi-racial population and the government’s initiative to build and promote the island-nation into a place of vibrant colours and exciting things to see and do; keeps it on the bucket list of most travellers who seek to visit South-East Asia for the first time. With plenty of entertainment in store, delicious food and a diverse culture, visitors to Singapore have always left with fond and unique memories, vouching to return for another whirlwind around the island.
This could be just that additional reason to revisit and explore sunny Singapore!
For a detailed look at the festival programmes, click Calendar of Events and Event Listings for more information. i Light Marina Bay will open nightly from 7.30pm to 11.00pm from 9th March to 1st April, 2012. Admission is FREE!
**UPCOMING POSTS** (1) What is “sustainability” and how some of Singapore’s buildings are working towards the island’s sustainability call (2) Photographs and reviews of installations and events that captivate me during the festival!
The i Light Festival Map on the right provides visitors an idea of where each art installation will be positioned. (Click to enlarge). When it comes to hotels in Singapore there is a multitude of choice and no matter where you stay you’ll never be too far away from the marina.
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
To get to Marina Bay, you can take the MRT and alight at either City Hall, Raffles Place and Marina Bay Stations on the North-South Line or the Promenade, Bayfront and Esplanade Stations on the Circle Line. Click here to view the MRT Network Map.
Other Forms of Transport
Marina Bay is also easily accessible via public buses or water taxis. For routes and services, click here.
*In the event of bad weather, outdoor events and activities may be cancelled, but light art installations will go on as usual. Check with festival staff at the Info Kiosk for latest updates or call +65.62905702
**i Light Marina Bay is presented by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore’s national land use planning and conservation agency. With a mission to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play in, they strive to create a vibrant and sustainable city of distinction by planning and facilitating Singapore’s physical development in partnership with the community.
i Light Poster and Map courtesy of Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore