Photo credit: MBSC 2022

What to expect at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2022

In light of the COVID-19 situation, there will be no fireworks display.

Amanda Tan

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Published: 1 December 2021, 11:14 AM

The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC) 2022 – Singapore’s iconic New Year’s Eve celebration – will usher in a brighter 2022 come this December.

You can look forward to a series of light displays and projections such as Shine a Light and Share the Moment, both of which have made their debuts in previous years.

The Shine a Light display will return with 60 light beams in a circular formation and will be projected from The Promontory @ Marina Bay.


These beams are meant to represent strength in diversity as we rally together to navigate the pandemic. PHOTO CREDIT: MBSC 2022


They shine the spotlight on frontline workers, ground-up groups, as well as charities meeting needs within our communities during these difficult times.

As part of a fundraising campaign, local philanthropic organisation The Majurity Trust has rallied donors, corporates and private individuals to ‘adopt’ these 60 light beams.

The funds raised will go towards five grants that support various vulnerable communities in Singapore, such as youths struggling with mental health issues, people living with dementia and their caregivers, and at-risk families.

The Shine a Light display will run for the whole of December and each week, it will light up in a different colour to spotlight a different cause.

The final light up, which will take place from Dec 29 to 31, will be in magenta to represent the harmonious spirit of Singapore Together.

There is also Share a Moment, a series of light projection shows in partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC).


These light projections will feature original artworks by local students, who were inspired by the stories of this year’s President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards nominees. PHOTO CREDIT: MBSC 2022


These illustrations portray heartwarming moments where people have come together to give their best for others during difficult times.

Nightly light projection shows will transform the facades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion into a storytelling showcase. These shows will run from Dec 26 to 31.

Additionally, part of the Marina Bay waterfront promenade alongside Marina Boulevard will also be lit up with special light installations and projections.

The installations aim to offer visitors an uplifting experience as they walk through a kaleidoscope of colours on a treetop canopy, immerse themselves in a galaxy of stars, pose with an installation comprising lighted inflatable bird structures, or contemplate an abstract clock face projection display.

They will be on display nightly from Dec 1 to 31, 8pm to 10.30pm, with extended display times on Dec 31.

Unfortunately, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no fireworks display at Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve so as to avoid crowding. 

Instead, fireworks will be set off from different heartland locations across Singapore, bringing the Countdown experience closer to Singaporeans at home. More information on the heartland fireworks will be provided in due course. 

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