i Light Marina Bay is more than just a celebration of sustainability: this light art festival showcases 22 visionary installations by artists from Singapore and across the globe. Held annually since 2010, this visual extravaganza features interactive works set around one of Singapore’s most iconic waterfront destinations – the breath-taking Marina Bay.
Marvel at a technicolour video projection emblazoned across the lotus-inspired facade of the ArtScience Museum or immerse in a surreal interpretation of the theme on sustainability. Each edition highlights a selection of unique creations curated by a panel of industry experts, some of which are designed using recycled materials.
The event’s line-up of activities and programmes offer plenty of highlights for everyone and visitors can expect a larger edition each year. In addition to the sustainable light extravaganza, i Light Marina Bay brings forth an exciting range of attractions that can be found around the exhibits, such as the ever-popular Art-Zoo Inflatable Park, a whimsical playground with bright and colourful cartoon characters for the young and the young-at-heart. The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is another key feature – this festive funfair’s a hotbed of nostalgia. Think vintage carousels, thrilling rides and classic carnival games, with twinkling lights to boot. Looking for a place to rest or to fuel up? GastroBeats at The Promontory is a cosy enclave filled with satisfying food options and free music performances. The ILLUMI BAR, located at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, provides a quick respite from the action. This neon cocktail bar offers bespoke cocktail experiences together with DJ acts and live bands. Do check out the bar decor, made with only sustainable materials. Major crowd-pleasers aside, the festival will also be hosting a series of artist talks and workshops, perfect for budding art enthusiasts.