10 reasons to take your family to iLight Marina Bay 2018

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March 09, 2018

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    i Light Marina Bay 2018 return for its sixth edition until April 1 at the bay area. Designed with energy-saving lights and recycled or environmentally-friendly materials, the light art installations are meant to serve as reminders to encourage festival-goers and the public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives.

    Apart from the artworks, the festival will also see a slew of other fun activities to look forward to. If you’re not sure where to start, we have created a comprehensive guide on what to do and where to go at our city’s biggest sustainable light art festival.

    Related: Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: March 2018

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  • 2 / 11 Art-Zoo

    Known as the largest experiential inflatable playground in Singapore, this year’s edition will introduce a brand new lineup of larger-than-life inflatable characters to welcome visitors of all ages.

    Related: 5 reasons to visit Sesame Street at Changi Airport during the March school holidays

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  • 3 / 11 Gastrobeats

    Presenting an all-new neon playground at the Promontory, urban lifestyle park Gastrobeat will feature everything from delectable food options, music performances, unique game experiences and Gastrobeats’ signature neon installations.

    Spanning over four weekends, it promises an eclectic lineup of programmes and activities, offering something new for festival goers to look forward to each time they visit.

    Related: Kidzland indoor playground at The Grandstand: What you can expect here

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  • 4 / 11 Illumi Bar

    Illumi Bar is an LED-lit pop up lifestyle space making its debut at the festival. With furniture made of reusable plastic tanks, it aims to increase awareness of the importance of sustainability.

    Festival goers will be able to gather at the bar’s illuminated lounge for drinks and food. While you are there, revel in music performances and watch Spectra, Marina Bay Sands’s free outdoor light and water show.

    Related: T-Play indoor playground at HomeTeam NS Bukit Batok: What you can expect here

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  • 5 / 11 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

    Occupying 25,000 square metres of the Promontory and Bayfront event space, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, which is also known as the city’s biggest carnival yet, is a giant wonderland for ardent lovers of thrill rides, carnival games and delicious cuisines. Read our review here and watch our video guide here.

    Related:  6 things you need to know about the revamped Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

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  • 6 / 11 With Love… by Franck Pelletier(France)

    This is a monumental bright red inflatable heart, which has been installed in the heart of the town. This heart takes the pulse of the city by sensing the light, the temperature and the atmospheric pressure.

    Related: Sandy Dandy indoor playground at Forum The Shopping Mall: What you can expect here

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  • 7 / 11 MailboX by Christopher Simpson & Isabella Bain

    This aims to inspire individuals to be more positively connected by verbal and written conversation.

    Receiving a letter from a good friend used to be common practice but sadly, many of us have forgotten the importance of written correspondence.

    Festival goers can even send a tweet using the hashtag #ilightmarinabay and the message will then be displayed on the MailboX, engaging the sender with the audience around the installation.

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  • 8 / 11 Kloud By School Of Interactive Design and Media, Nanyang Polytechnic Artworks from Singapore

    This is an interactive light installation that connects people and the colours of their ever-changing emotions.

    How it works: Festival goers can touch the cloud to change its lights. The light changes are meant to represent the flow and transition of emotions within humans.

    The accompanying web app extends the experience into a digital interaction to express emotions onto the physical installation.

    Related: Best playgrounds in Singapore: Parents’ guide to fun and safety at Admiralty Park

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  • 9 / 11 Light Breeze by Lasalle College of the Arts

    Inspired by the gentle sways of the cogon grass, affectionately known as the lalang plant, Light Breeze is a tribute to the overlooked and diminishing flora and fauna within Singapore’s urban landscape.

    Related: Parent’s guide to the new Airzone playground at City Square Mall

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  • 10 / 11 Starlight by School of Art

    Just look around at night — our city is constantly brightly lit and we are always exposed to light pollution, which hides the appearance of stars.

    This artwork pays homage to the pre-pollution era, when many were easily mesmerised by the sigh of stars and clear skies.

    Related: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival: What you can expect from this family-friendly attraction

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  • 11 / 11 Chandelier of Spirits by Living Spirits

    As a symbol of the hard-working and can-do spirit of Singapore’s workforce, cold brew coffee bottles from Chye Seng Huat were collected to create this installation.

    It lights up the city after sunset. Not only does it shine does it shine brighten when there are more people around it, it also creates harmonious chime sounds.

    Related: 7 reasons to visit the new family-friendly Maritime Experiential Museum

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i Light Marina Bay 2018 return for its sixth edition until April 1 at the bay area. Designed with energy-saving lights and recycled or environmentally-friendly materials, the light art installations are meant to serve as reminders to encourage festival-goers and the public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives. Apart from the artworks, the festival will also see a slew of other fun activities to look forward to. If you’re not sure where to start, we have created a comprehensive guide on what to do and where to go at our city’s biggest sustainable light art festival. Related: Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: March 2018 Art-Zoo Known as the largest experiential inflatable playground in Singapore, this year’s edition will introduce a brand new lineup of larger-than-life inflatable characters to welcome visitors of all ages. Related: 5 reasons to visit Sesame Street at Changi Airport during the March school holidays Gastrobeats Presenting an all-new neon playground at the Promontory, urban lifestyle park Gastrobeat will feature everything from delectable food options, music performances, unique game experiences and Gastrobeats’ signature neon installations. Spanning over four weekends, it promises an eclectic lineup of programmes and activities, offering something new for festival goers to look forward to each time they visit. Related: Kidzland indoor playground at The Grandstand: What you can expect here Illumi Bar Illumi Bar is an LED-lit pop up lifestyle space making its debut at the festival. With furniture made of reusable plastic tanks, it aims to increase awareness of the importance of sustainability. Festival goers will be able to gather at the bar’s illuminated lounge for drinks and food. While you are there, revel in music performances and watch Spectra, Marina Bay Sands’s free outdoor light and water show. Related: T-Play indoor playground at HomeTeam NS Bukit Batok: What you can expect here Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Occupying 25,000 square metres of the Promontory and Bayfront event space, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, which is also known as the city’s biggest carnival yet, is a giant wonderland for ardent lovers of thrill rides, carnival games and delicious cuisines. Read our review here and watch our video guide here. Related:  6 things you need to know about the revamped Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden With Love… by Franck Pelletier(France) This is a monumental bright red inflatable heart, which has been installed in the heart of the town. This heart takes the pulse of the city by sensing the light, the temperature and the atmospheric pressure. Related: Sandy Dandy indoor playground at Forum The Shopping Mall: What you can expect here MailboX by Christopher Simpson & Isabella Bain This aims to inspire individuals to be more positively connected by verbal and written conversation. Receiving a letter from a good friend used to be common practice but sadly, many of us have forgotten the importance of written correspondence. Festival goers can even send a tweet using the hashtag #ilightmarinabay and the message will then be displayed on the MailboX, engaging the sender with the audience around the installation. Kloud By School Of Interactive Design and Media, Nanyang Polytechnic Artworks from Singapore This is an interactive light installation that connects people and the colours of their ever-changing emotions. How it works: Festival goers can touch the cloud to change its lights. The light changes are meant to represent the flow and transition of emotions within humans. The accompanying web app extends the experience into a digital interaction to express emotions onto the physical installation. Related: Best playgrounds in Singapore: Parents’ guide to fun and safety at Admiralty Park Light Breeze by Lasalle College of the Arts Inspired by the gentle sways of the cogon grass, affectionately known as the lalang plant, Light Breeze is a tribute to the overlooked and diminishing flora and fauna within Singapore’s urban landscape. Related: Parent’s guide to the new Airzone playground at City Square Mall Starlight by School of Art Just look around at night — our city is constantly brightly lit and we are always exposed to light pollution, which hides the appearance of stars. This artwork pays homage to the pre-pollution era, when many were easily mesmerised by the sigh of stars and clear skies. Related: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival: What you can expect from this family-friendly attraction Chandelier of Spirits by Living Spirits As a symbol of the hard-working and can-do spirit of Singapore’s workforce, cold brew coffee bottles from Chye Seng Huat were collected to create this installation. It lights up the city after sunset. Not only does it shine does it shine brighten when there are more people around it, it also creates harmonious chime sounds. Related: 7 reasons to visit the new family-friendly Maritime Experiential Museum

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