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Three iconic Marina Bay landmarks to be illuminated for Singapore Countdown 2022 till Dec 31

The light projections spotlight Singaporeans’ spirit of giving.

Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan

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Published: 27 December 2021, 12:14 PM

As part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC) 2022, the facades of three iconic Marina Bay landmarks will come aglow with vibrant projection shows celebrating the spirit of giving to the community. 

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion, and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands will be illuminated from Dec 26 to Dec 31

In place of the usual fireworks display, light projection Share the Moment will showcase 15 artworks by local students from nine local educational institutions, telling heartwarming stories of the year past, and inspire hope and optimism to welcome the year ahead as one Singapore.

In collaboration with the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) 2021 nominees – a diverse range of individuals, leaders and organisations recognised for their acts of giving to the community, the students translated the nominees’ inspirational stories into creative and colourful artworks which are now projected as vivid light projection shows.

The shows illustrate stories of how Singaporeans of all backgrounds have worked together in the past year to strive towards the vision of a caring and equal society, and aim to rally the community together through an uplifting visual experience.

Here’s a quick look at some of the artworks:

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Taking inspiration from the Migrant Workers Vision Care programme which has provided 300,000 migrant workers with free reading glasses, vision screenings and eye care education, Shannen Sutanto of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) illustrated a cheerful and uplifting portrait of migrant workers in Singapore that depicts their stories of friendship, love and sacrifice.

 

Shannen Sutanto’s artwork depicts EVF’s vision care programme and the close-knit nature of the migrant worker community. PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS ENCE

The Merlion

Another such artwork is by Temasek Polytechnic student Nur Qistina Bte Soherdy, who was inspired by the stories of cleaning and antimicrobial technology company Speco Singapore and the Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The two organisations share a common goal of uplifting marginalised communities through training and employment opportunities. 

 

Nur Qistina’s artwork depicts people from all walks of life, such as construction workers, delivery riders, the older generation and healthcare workers. PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS ENCE

 

Nur Qistina’s artwork pays tribute to the spirit of inclusivity and empowerment, and depicts people from different walks of life coming together to do their part for Singapore.

ArtScience Museum

NAFA student Elsa Tania’s artwork features another meaningful social initiative – I Am Talented (IAT) by David Hoe, a youth empowerment programme which creates opportunities for disadvantaged students to discover their talents in non-academic pathways.

 

Her artwork is inspired by David Hoe’s I Am Talented initiative depicting the range of non-academic programmes offered to disadvantaged youths. PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS ENCE

 

Her artwork depicts how pursuits such as songwriting, photography and fashion have helped students ignite their inner spark, making their world more colourful and fulfilling.

For light projection shows at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and the Merlion, the artworks will show every 15 minutes from 8pm to 10.30pm nightly.

As for the ArtScience Museum, the showtimes are at 8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, 9.30pm, 9.45pm, 10.15pm and 10.30pm.

There will be extended showtimes till 11.45 pm on Dec 31 for all three locations

Besides Share the Moment, MBSC 2022 also has Shine A Light, another display located at The Promontory which features 60 light beams illuminating the night sky in a display of unity and strength. There are also additional light installations along the waterfront promenade adjacent to Marina Boulevard.


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