Marina Bay light festival returns in March

My Public Garden is one of the art installation that will be featured at the Marina Bay waterfront promenade during the 'i Light Marina Bay' event in 2010.

SINGAPORE - In March, the broadwalks of Marina Bay will light up in a sustainable fashion with colourful art installations.

The only sustainable light art display show in Asia, 'i Light Marina Bay 2012', will take place nightly at the Marina Bay precinct from 7.30pm to 11pm.

It is part of the "Switch Off, Turn Up" campaign which will run over a three-week period from March 9 to April 1.

During the festival, 42 participating buildings will commit to switching off non-essential indoor and outdoor lighting and office equipment whereever possible. Indoor air-conditioning temperatures will also be raised to 24 to 25 degrees during office hours.

The number of participants has more than double from 16 properties when it first was first introduced in 2010.

This year, buildings outside of the Marina Bay area like Wisma Atria, New Tech Park and Tampines Concourse will also be participating in the efforts.   

Visitors to the light festival will be treated to energy-efficient displays, entertaining performances, workshops and competitions that aim to prompt people to start thinking sustainably, said festival organiser Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in a press release.

Participating artists were chosen for the use of energy-efficient LED lights and the incorporation of sustainable, recycled or re-usable materials into their light artworks. Some of these artworks will also leverage on alternative energy sources such solar, kinetic or wind to generate the energy needed to power the light art installations.

The public are invited to submit innovative, practicable energy efficiency ideas through the festival’s website (www.marina-bay.sg/ilightmarinabay) to win attractive prizes.

More information on the festival programmes and activities will be shared in the coming weeks.

maryanns@sph.com.sg