Photo credit: URA SINGAPORE

i Light Singapore festival to illuminate Marina Bay from Jun 3 to 26

Last held in 2019, the festival showcases sustainable artworks by local and international artists.

Nicki Chan

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Published: 12 May 2022, 2:41 PM

i Light Singapore, Asia’s leading sustainable light festival, will return for its eighth edition, lighting up Marina Bay from Jun 3 to 26. 

Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), i Light Singapore aims to raise awareness of sustainability and inspire environmentally friendly habits through the appreciation and enjoyment of art.

The festival showcases light art installations by Singaporean and international artists. The artworks are created with energy-saving lights and environmentally friendly materials to encourage viewers to live sustainably.

Starting this year, each festival will be anchored on a colour from different wavelengths of the visible light spectrum, to symbolise various ways of interpreting the world. This year’s festival is anchored on the colour violet, which signifies the awakening of the senses and the spark of ideas in one’s mind. 

The 2022 festival is themed Spark of Light and will return with artworks first submitted in 2019 but could not be displayed at the time due to COVID-19. The artworks were submitted through an open call for creative interpretations like repurposing everyday objects and waste into light installations. Several new artworks will be showcased as well. 


Alone Together, a collaboration between Singaporean artist Ping Lim and American artist Ian Grossberg, is an interactive projection capturing the collective experience of living in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO CREDIT: URA SINGAPORE


Apart from artworks, the festival will also feature a series of complementary programmes and fringe activities for visitors. 

One such programme is Lightwave: Isle of Light, empowered by OPPO, a specially constructed floating pontoon on the Lower Boardwalk at Marina Bay. It features five unique zones with immersive features for a multi-sensory experience.


Lightwave: Isle of Light will include holographic projections, motion-capture graphics and shadows, and a light art showcase. PHOTO CREDIT: URA SINGAPORE


Lightwave: Isle of Light tickets are priced at $8 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. Tickets can be purchased through Klook’s website

URA’s CEO Mr Lim Eng Hwee said:  “We hope this year’s lineup of artworks and programmes will further invigorate Marina Bay and bring cheer and delight to festival-goers. At the same time, we hope that visitors will be encouraged to reflect on our individual relationships with the environment and with one another.”

i Light Singapore will be held from 7.30pm to 11pm daily from Jun 3 to Jun 26, with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free but charges apply for certain programmes.

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