Photo credit: PUB

Over 50 buildings and landmarks to light up in blue for World Water Day from Mar 18 to 22

The City Turns Blue initiative marks a commitment to water sustainability.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 9 March 2023, 12:02 PM

Over 50 prominent buildings and landmarks across the island will turn their existing lights blue to commemorate the United Nation’s World Water Day on Mar 22.

The City Turns Blue is a signature initiative by Singapore’s national water agency PUB. It will take place in the evening from Mar 18 to 22 as a mark of commitment to water sustainability.

The initiative will include first-time partners like Village Hotel Sentosa, Yishun Community Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

They join other locations like the Arts House, Cavenagh Bridge, and Gardens by the Bay.


The Marina Bay Sands hotel, the Fullerton and Furama Riverfront will also participate in the light up. PHOTO CREDIT: PUB


The initiative is also in conjunction with PUB’s Make Every Drop Count campaign that aims to raise awareness and reinforce the concept of responsible water use and management.

Those looking to join in the water conservation cause can take photos at any of the 53 lit-up locations and post them on social media with the hashtags #GoBlue4SG and #MakeEveryDropCount.

With this year’s theme being “Simple Actions, Sustainable Future”, the campaign hopes to remind individuals to rethink their water use and incorporate good water habits as part of sustainability.

Additionally, 116 schools will also organise Water Rationing Exercises (WRE) to support the water cause and host water-related activities as part of Singapore’s World Water Day.

PUB said that through the WRE, students will get to experience the inconvenience of water shortage and “not take Singapore’s clean and reliable water supply for granted”.

“Together, our simple actions will contribute to a more sustainable water future for Singapore,” said CEO of PUB Goh Si Hou.

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