5 landmarks to be lit up in commemoration of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sep 21
The illumination is organised in observance of World Alzheimer’s Month in September.
Five landmarks will be lit up to commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day on Sep 21, announced Dementia Singapore in a Facebook post last Friday (Sep 16).
From 7pm, the Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, National Gallery Singapore, National Stadium and Marina Bay Sands will be illuminated with purple and yellow lights, in solidarity with Singapore’s dementia community and to champion the dementia cause.
The event is in line with the internationally recognised World Alzhiemer’s month that takes place annually in September.
Dementia Singapore encouraged people to use the hashtag #ShineForDementia when posting pictures of these landmarks. The social service agency will be sharing its favourite shots on social media.
It also recommended “prime locations” to get the “best shots” of these landmarks, such as the Jubilee Bridge, Padang and Merlion Park.
According to the organisation, the colours purple and yellow were chosen as purple is the symbolic colour universally associated with dementia, while yellow represents positivity and contrasts against the stigma associated with dementia.
Last year, only the National Stadium was lit up with yellow and purple lights to commemorate World Alzhiemer’s Day.
Those who wish to know more about dementia or how to support the community in Singapore can visit Dementia Singapore’s website.