Let there be Night, let there be Light, Marina Bay

Last night I was at the ilightMarinaBay Festival at Marina Bay.

It was a beautifully breezy evening with dark clouds looming but kept at bay (no pun intended).

The theme this year is on Sustainability and many of the office buildings participated by dimming their lights at night. Hey, time to go home, it’s the weekends!

Take an Mrt and alight at Raffles Place station. Have dinner around the area and walk towards the Fullerton Bay Hotel or better, treat your date for dinner at the Hotel. Walk off your dinner.

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The Ocean Pavilion at 7pm.

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Step inside and explore. It’s made of repurposed evian mineral water bottles.

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Bottle caps.

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800 Moonflowers looking for adoption by local artist Lee Yun Qing.

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Transformed into a lake of luminescent display of flowers, each powered by its own solar-powered LED light.

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Shimmering “Northern Lights’ for the artist’s commentary.  Download App found here:
https://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/

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A blur photo of the artist, Aleksandra Stratimirovic (Sweden) and Randy Chan,  the Festival curator.

More information:
https://www.ura.gov.sg/uol/media-room/news/2017/Jan/pr17-05

This year, the festival will see three distinct event hubs complementing the light art installations. Held at The Promontory @ Marina Bay, The Float @ Marina Bay and the Bayfront Event Space, the three festival hubs will be anchored respectively on themes of sustainability, imaginative play and lifestyle. Festival goers can look forward to sustainability themed workshops, children-friendly activities and a variety of food and beverage options.

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Don’t know what to do with all your nervous energy spent on crochet? Transform it to art. Made with ropes.

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Learn to make salt dough crafts. This Mexican passerby is getting a free lesson on the spot to make a rose for his girlfriend.

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I’m going to sign up at their website. Subsidised classes at Orchard Central for senior citizens. I’m not quite there so my subsidy is lesser. Peer to peer taught classes. I like Marina Bay!

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Learn about planting vegetables from these friendly guys in red. Giving out free vegetable seeds and compost.

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Fancy your own vegetable Farm in your living room? Veera from Greenology has a solution. It doesn’t need airconditioning and comes with own fan and water system. I guess you need to plug it next to a electrical point.

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I bought an enzyme cleanser for removing pesticide from vegetables. We will see. I was told that your vegetables taste sweeter after washing off pesticide. 

Festival hub at The Promontory will take place over two weekends from 3 to 12 March with ‘live’ music, workshops and arts and crafts fair.

Tip: Do bring an umbrella in case the weather is unpredictable. There’s a children playground next door.

Next: I am returning next week to catch Art-Zoo At The Float @ Marina Bay, an inflatable playground in the setting of an imaginative zoological garden. $15 per pax.

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