i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition presents a curated mix of more than 20 programmes alongside 33 light art installations from 28 January to 24 February 2019 (more about i Light Singapore here). An anchor event to kick-start the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration in 2019, the Festival will connect people across generations through shared experiences, delectable food, delightful music and immersive play, while promoting awareness about sustainability and the evolution of our city through time.
Spanning Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park, i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition will feature five distinct programming hubs for festival-goers looking for a fun, engaging and unique experience as they traverse our iconic waterfront – bridging old and new Singapore along the Festival route.
Hosting the light art installations for the first time, the historic Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park will welcome visitors with a musical experience, as the National Parks Board presents Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore. Programme highlights include acoustic music acts and special piano showcases by local talents, roving performances, movie screenings and guided tours of the historic Fort Canning Hill led by fellow heritage lovers.
Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore by NParks
28/01/2019 – 24/02/2019, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | Raffles Terrace, Fort Canning Park
Held in celebration of the rich heritage of Fort Canning, one of the most historical places in Singapore, Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore will highlight the life and legacy of Sir Stamford Raffles. Visit the Raffles Terrace, which has a replica of Sir Stamford Raffles’ residence in 1822, and explore the newly planted area. Alternatively, join one of the guided tours and learn more about the stories surrounding the magnificent Fort Canning Hill. There will be activities for the whole family. Be enthralled by the visually stunning light art installations such as Land-pass Bird, Reflecting Holons and Keys of Light. In addition, enjoy the music performances by local talents as part of the programming for Keys of Light, or interact with the installation by playing a tune on the piano to create an array of magical light displays. Various food and drinks options will also be provided at the festival. Come check out the kiosks and picnic under the stars!
SG Pianists x Keys of Light
8pm, 9pm, 10pm (Thursdays) | 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm (Fridays and Saturdays) | Free
Enjoy a series of memorable piano recitals by local music talents who combine their artistry with the technical virtuosity of this light art installation.
Eco Lawn @ i Light Singapore
28/01/2019 – 24/02/2019 | The Lawn @ Marina Bay | Free Entry
Eco Lawn @ i Light Singapore will take centre stage at The Lawn @ Marina Bay, where environmental sustainability, fitness and social good come together. Anchored by City Gazing Singapore, a sprawling light art installation that suspends in mid-air, the hub will also host upcycling workshops, pop-up booths that retails eco-friendly products, yoga and wellness activities, and film screenings under the stars.
Fridays and Saturdays | 7pm, 8pm, 9pm | Ticket prices vary from $5 to $15
Join us at the Terra Village for the Upcycling Workshops, where one can learn how to transform ordinary waste objects into unique upcycled products such as bedside lamps and quirky pop-art wallets. This is a perfect opportunity for families to learn and bond together while doing your part to save the Earth. Pre-registration is required.
Sustainable Lifestyle Market
Fridays – Sundays | 7pm – 12am
At the Sustainable Lifestyle Market, browse through a range of eco-friendly, artisanal goods and services provided by our specialist vendors and aim towards a more sustainable living. Get all set to bag your loot!
15/02/2019 | 7pm – 8pm | Free
Grab a mat and be one of the 500 participants to be part of an exclusive, one-time-only mass yoga event in the outdoors, organised by PURE Yoga at i Light Singapore. Pre-registration is required.
Popcorn Pop-up Cinema
Fridays – Sundays | Free
Indulge in an outdoor cinematic experience at I Light Singapore with Popcorn Pop-up Cinema. From classic films to blockbusters and award-winning eco-themed films, kick back, relax and enjoy the intriguing storylines amid the glittering cityscape of Marina Bay.
Camp Kilo @ i Light Singapore
28/01/2019 – 24/02/2019 | 7.30pm – 12am (Fridays and Saturdays), 7.30pm – 11pm (Sundays – Thursdays) | Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza | Free Entry
Alfresco dining of flavourful grilled platters and crowd-pleasing roast dinners awaits at Camp Kilo @ i Light Singapore, located at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza.
Festival-goers are also welcome to groove to eclectic soundtracks played by resident DJs at the same time, while catching up with old friends or making new ones.
Transporta @ i Light Singapore
28/01/2019 – 24/02/2019 | 7.30pm – 12am (Fridays – Saturdays), 7.30pm – 11pm (Sundays – Thursdays) | The Incubator @ Esplanade Park | $4 per entry
Inspired by the Big Bang theory and the birth of the Universe, Transporta @ i Light Singapore invites visitors to journey through the beginning of space, light, matter and time by casting spotlight on the ‘Quark’ – a fundamental particle of matter.
Through gamification, multimedia, sound effects and projection mapping, the immersive space reacts to interactions by visitors as they enter from one space to another to learn the quirky characteristics of the quarks including how they form light.
Republic Polytechnic Student Performances
02/02/2019 | 8pm, 9.15pm | Various Venues in Marina Bay | Free
Student performers from Republic Polytechnic’s CREATE Republic will turn Marina Bay into an exciting and vibrant stage with their electric performances for an evening. With acts by Beats Encore (percussion ensemble), Capoeira, RP Seni Silat, Wushu Warriors and Style Groovaz Crew, the precinct is set to be enlivened with energy and passion from our youths.
Straw Free @ i Light Singapore
28/01/2019 – 24/02/2019 | Festival-wide + Partners
In collaboration with Straw Free Singapore, i Light Singapore will launch Straw Free @ i Light Singapore in partnership with various establishments in the vicinity to encourage the reduction of single-use plastic straws during the Festival.
Festival-goers can look out for sticker and poster displays indicating the level of straw-free support at various establishments:
Level 1 – where patrons are encouraged to go straw-free but straws are still provided for use
Level 2 – where plastic straws are available only upon request
Level 3 – where alternatives (such as metal straws) are provided instead of plastic straws
An educational booth is also available at the Eco Lawn @ i Light Singapore for festival-goers to pledge their support, as they learn about the efforts by Straw Free Singapore to help reduce waste and pollution.