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i Light Marina Bay 2018: What you will get to enjoy!

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i Light Marina Bay is thrilled to be back this year! The festival returns with a spectacular showcase of visual art, as well as an exciting line-up of programmes and activities for everyone!

Get ready to eat, sing, play, repeat this March as Singapore’s biggest carnival, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, collaborates with GastroBeats from 9th March 2018 till 1st April 2018, in conjunction with i Light Marina Bay 2018.

 

Watch Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay shine this March with the return of Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay.

Date: 9th March 2018 to 1st April 2018
Time: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm daily (Extension to 12 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
Free Admission

Feast your eyes on the vibrant display of innovative and sustainable light art installations from Singapore and around the world lining the waterfront precinct. Beyond the spectacular showcase of visual art, the festival will also feature an exciting line-up of programmes and activities for people of all ages. From music performances, an interactive art inflatable park, a carnival, to delectable outdoor dining options and a pop-up bar, come experience the rousing atmosphere around the bay.

Be charmed by the local works of architect BP Loh’s Milk Bottle Cows, a selection of six pairs of cows made from plastic milk bottles, and six works by students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, Raffles College of Higher Education, School Of The Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts.

Featuring 22 sustainable artworks from 14 countries, the event will be extending to the Esplanade Park for the first time this year. Among these is the Transistable Plastic by Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus, which will be installed under the Esplanade Bridge. Made of 20,000 recycled PET bottles, they will be combined to form rows of rotating panels through which the public can walk through.

Be enthralled by international works such as Whareatua, a series of glowing giant mushrooms by New Zealand artist Jamie Boynton, and Octopoda, an interactive octopus-like work by Australia’s amigo and amigo featuring eight tentacle drums.


South Korea’s Yuree Hong and Siyoung Kim is presenting Dancing Grass, which comprises 200 “blades of grass”.


GastroBeats, which debuted in i Light Marina Bay 2017, will find its new home at the Promontory and present a neon/glow playground for all food and music lovers to enjoy, with the all time favourite Star Flyer ride in the backdrop. Visitors can look out for  new activities such as LED-lit hula hoop stations, and glow-in-the-dark renditions of familiar games such as hopscotch, chess, tic-tac, jenga, floor pong, twister and paintball.

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The second edition of Art-Zoo Inflatable Park @ i Light Marina Bay 2018, the largest experiential art inflatable playground in the heart of Singapore’s city centre, returns this March with a new line-up of 15 giant inflatables clusters to welcome visitors of all ages. Inspiring imagination and learning through its collective of larger-than-life inflatable characters in a playful and creative environment, look forward to saying hello to friends we have not seen in a long time, characters you might have seen around Singapore, as well as mythical creatures from our imagination!

“Art-Zoo Inflatable Park was born out of my childhood memories of visiting and drawing the animals at Singapore Zoo and the animal-inspired playgrounds. Similar to what I’ve been exposed to as a child, Art-Zoo encourages visitors to explore nature through accessible and interactive art. This year, we have created a new line-up of giant inflatables with characters within our natural habitats where some species are at risk of being endangered, extinct, or exist only in our imagination. I hope Art-Zoo will inspire visitors to not just have fun and stretch their imagination, but also do their part for conservation.” said creator Jackson Tan.

Art-Zoo opens daily

Date9th March 2018 till 1st April 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PriceEarly bird tickets at S$15.80 each (till 19th February 2018) Standard tickets are S$18 each.

It opens earlier at 3pm on weekends, public holidays, eve of public holidays and during school holidays. Children under 24 months get in free with each paying visitor.

Entry tickets can be bought from artzooworld.com or at the gates.

The public can already get a sneak peek and experience some of these inflatable clusters at the Art-Zoo Preview Tour happening exclusively at six CapitaLand Malls, namely Bedok Mall, Bugis+, JCube, Plaza Singapura, Raffles City and Westgate. From today till 25 February, members of the public can find the Yellow Woods, Pink Lagoon, Orange Rocks, Green River, Red Reefs and Checkmates inflatable clusters at these malls. More information can be found here: https://www.capitaland.com/sg/en/shop/malls/discover/ArtZooPreviewTour.html.

PSST: Stand a chance to win tickets to Art-Zoo at The Float @ i LIGHT MARINA BAY 2018! Be one of the lucky 530 families to win a set of 4 tickets to Art-Zoo at The Float @ Marina Bay, from 9th March 2018 to 24th March 2018! Hurry take part now before 25 February 2018!

On three consecutive Sundays from 18 March 2018, it will partner social enterprise Terra SG to put a spotlight on sustainability with the Sustainability Sundays at Terra Villageprogramme. Gathering a community of crafters, designers and upcyclists to encourage public consciousness in caring for our environment, visitors can both shop for earth-friendly products and participate in eco-craft workshops.

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In addition, visitors can participate in a series of complimentary weekly mass workouts as part of the Fitness by the Bay programme, held in collaboration with Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga. Singaporean music groups including alternative rock band Cadence, indie-pop band M1ldlife, hip hop collective Mediocre Haircut Crew will also take the stage from Friday to Sunday to add to the electrifying atmosphere.

On 31st March 2018, it will host the ILLUMI FEST RUN where participants will be splashed with glow-in-the-dark water as they experience various activity zones that includes a giant ILLUMI slide, ILLUMI Splash Box and end the night as a glowing light installation.

“As a carnival for the people, we continue to curate interesting programmes with our partners to provide a meaningful destination for families and friends to spend quality time together. We look forward to welcoming more to come by the Carnival grounds and enjoy the accessible entertainment at Marina Bay.” shared Mr Barnabas Chia, Lead of the Organising Team behind the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival. 

In addition, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at Marina Bay’s The Promontory and Bayfront Event Space opens daily from 4:00 pm to 11:0 pm. Admission is free for all, and credits for rides and games can be purchased on-site and online via http://marinabaycarnival.sg. Both Gastrobeats and Prudential Marina Bay Carnival are Festival Hubs of i Light Marina Bay 2018.

The festival itself also host a series of talks and workshops, and will switch off its art installations during the Earth Hour island-wide hour-long initiative on 24th March 2018.

For more information, visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg. Be sure to follow their social media channels at https://www.facebook.com/ilightmarinabay/ | https://www.instagram.com/ilightmarinabay/ |

Do catch all the awesome moments on your camera and hashtag #ilightmarinabay and #marinabaysg

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Insta-Worthy Kaya Balls, Crepes and More at Bukit Batok Outdoor Pasar Malam Till 21 July

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Westies! This one is for you. If you’re getting jealous of all the sprawling pasar malams that spring up in the East or if you’re simply missing the food at the Geylang Bazaar, this is for you.

Come down to West Mall for the West Mall Outdoor Food Fair.

Taking place right outside the mall, this bazaar is a real treat for any food lover.

Indulge in some of the yummiest street food you can find here. If you’re craving something with meat, you have to try the flame grilled beef cubes which are grilled right in front of you.

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For something a little more filling, stop by for a mouth-watering Turkish Kebab.

If you’re feeling a little fancy, why not try the Salmon Pizza which features square cubes of pizza topped generously with salmon.

And of course, no Pasar Malam is complete without the famous Ramly burgers. Make sure you head down to snag one of these sloppy and oh-so-delicious burgers.

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End off your food adventures with some desert. The bazaar sells kaya balls and gorgeous crepes that are totally fit to go on your Instagram page.

The bazaar will be on from 5th July to 21 July so make sure you head on down!

Location: Open space outside West Mall
Address: 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, Singapore 658713
Date: 5 July-21 July

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Pop Up Stores, Street Food, Chill spots and more at GSS Orchard Road!

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It’s that time of the year again. Just when you thought you shopped enough. Orchard Road just got more interesting this year with their Great Singapore Street Pop Up!

From the 21st to the 30th of June (11 am to 10 pm), there will be tons of new and exciting editions from 43 retail and F&B outlets. From cult jeans and active sportswear, fashion apparel and accessories, furniture and home furnishings, jewellery and vintage collectables, cosmetics, arts and crafts, lifestyle speciality gifts to gourmet burgers, lala clams, craft beers, salted egg rostis, Ah Hoi’s famed Chilli Crab. Talk about being spoilt for choices.

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After all of that, check out the various pop-up installations and chill out at the air sofa and picnic benches at Grange Road Carpark. There will be performances by Jazz bands and screenings of both local and foreign full-length films along with short films produced by students from Temasek Polytechnic! 

Also, if you spend a minimum of $100 (same-day combined receipts), you can redeem a GoSpree tote bag at any pop-up store.

Here is the list of brands that will be participating:

RETAIL

Aldo • Aldora Essentials • Cash Converters • Chomel • Downtown East • Evisu • Fatimah Mohsin • Punk Candy • Green Genie “The Concious Concept”• Haylee• Kampong Gelam Gallery • Melissa Shoes • Noir Hom • On Cheong Jewellery • Pick A Plant • Playdress • Reole • SingTel • Slesta • The Golden Rule Barber • The Kettle Gourmet • The Shirt Bar • Trove of Gaia • Under Armour • VT Cosmetics

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F&B

25 Degrees • Ah Hoi’s & J65 • Alley SG • Asia Pacific Breweries • Beiruit Grill • Bodacious • Keisuke • Ooh SG • Oishi Taro • Quarters • Streetfeed.SG • TCC • The Claw • The 6ixes • The Flying Squirrel • Ugly Food • Wawa SG

Need I say any more?

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8 New Year’s Eve Celebrations to end 2018 in Singapore

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It’s finally time, 2018 is coming to a close. No current plans to end the year? We got you covered!

Before we bring in the “New Year, New Me” memes and start coming up New Year Resolutions that we “commit” to, here are a few places to celebrate and spend the last moments of 2018 with your beaus.

To new beginnings!

1. Block Party Countdown 2018 at Clarke Quay

Photo Credits: CapitaLand Malls

Unleash your inner child in this year’s epic Block Party Countdown at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square! The block party theme, “PLAY”, will feature vibrant coloured interlocking play blocks, specially constructed three-dimensional structures, and a pedal-powered illuminating LED wall, all designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.

Get your Instagram-worthy photo moments and interact with dancing green toy soldiers and unicorn mascots that will be roaming the area.

Hosts, DJs Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang from 987FM, will kick the party into gear high with music from award-winning local bands, Shirlyn and The UnXpected, and entertainment from plenty of fun stage games prepared.

After the countdown, remember to not leave as the party continues all around the various clubs and bars at Clarke Quay!

For more information: https://www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/clarkequay/en/events/block-party-countdown-2018.html

Address: Clarke Quay Fountain Square, 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024

Time: 9PM – 1230AM

Ticketing Price: Free

 

2. Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2019 at The Promontory

Photo Credits: Toggle SG

Why watch the live telecast when you can be there? This year’s celebration is hosted by Chua Enlai and Sonia Chew at The Promontory.

Dance your way through the night in a Dance Party done by Republic Polytechnic’s Electronic Music Production.

Catch performances by local acts such as Taufik Batisah, Joanna Dong, Gentle Bones, Shabir, Sufi Rashid, Yung Raja & Fariz Jabba, Shak and the Baits, Joie Tan and Nadi Singapura.

Jarrell Ng, Newly-crowned SPOP SING! winner, and finalists, Marcus Tay, Daryl-Ann Jansen and Karena Yeo, will be performing as well.

There will be also a collaboration between Mediacorp celebrities, Pierre Png, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong, Sheila Sim and Joel Choo, and ten of Singapore’s top fashion models, to put up a special item with homegrown singer Aisyah Aziz, to showcase some of the works done by local designers.

And of course, it isn’t a New Year’s celebration without the iconic mass display of fireworks! An explosion of technicolour fireworks will light up Singapore’s beautiful skyline at the stroke of midnight.

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For more information: https://tv.toggle.sg/en/channel5/shows/lets-celebrate-2019

Address: The Promontory at Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940

Time: 730PM – 130AM (Doors open at 7PM)

Ticketing Price: Free

 

3. Star Island Singapore Countdown 2019 at The Float at Marina Bay

Photo Credits: Star Island SG

If fireworks are the only thing that sparks your interest in New Year celebrations, you won’t want to miss the multi-sensory technicolour fireworks and light show at The Float at Marina Bay. Be the first in Singapore to experience the futuristic magic of fireworks as Star Island Singapore will debut for the first time outside of Japan.

It is a one of a kind fireworks musical with a new action-packed universe of world-class fireworks, 3D surround sound, synchronised light displays and performances.

Individual LED bands will be given so attendees can fully immerse themselves in the multi-sensory show.

Pre-show activities such as the Food Truck Fest with various food and delights and a bazaar selling quirky items will also be featured.

For more information: https://star-island.sg

Address: The Float at Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805

Time: 5PM – 130AM

Ticketing Price: $30 – $148

 

4. New Year’s Eve Countdown at Esplanade

Photo Credits: Esplanade Theatres On The Bay Singapore

Music lovers, this is your chance! Esplanade is hosting six hours’ worth of dynamic music at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre to usher in the new year. The celebration will be carried by celebrity host, Timothy Nga.

Be entertained all night long with performances by Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah & The Hustlers, NovoBloco and Bloco Singapura. Spend the last moments of 2018 moving to the grooves and dancing to the beats!

For more information: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/come-together/2018/new-years-eve-countdown

Address: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

Time: 7PM – 1AM

Ticketing Price: Free

 

5. New Year Countdown Celebration at Heartbeat@Bedok

Photo Credits: Heartbeat@Bedok

Newly-opened early this year, Heartbeat@Bedok is hosting its first countdown party.

Catch a performance by TMD (Too Much Drama), a multi-lingual band from Singapore and put your dancing to good use and help break the record of the “Largest Silent Disco” in the Singapore Book of Records, by dancing non-stop for 5 minutes.

Participants are provided with a wireless noise cancelling headphone and can choose between channels of disco, house and rock. What are you waiting for? Every thing is provided, you just have to show up and dance into the new year!

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Address: Heartbeat@Bedok, 11 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469662

Time: 7PM – 1AM

Ticketing Price: Free

 

6. Our Tampines Hub Countdown 2019

Photo Credits: Our Tampines Hub

Join Our Tampines Hub for a fun-filled evening with local celebrities, Jade Seah and Suhaimi Yusof.

There will be community performances, and for the first time ever, 10-minute synchronised fireworks, laser and wave flames display at the stroke of midnight.

Our Tampines Hub has got you covered. Attendees will be given a party pack and a special eco-gift for the new year.

Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523

Time: 7PM – 12AM

Ticketing Price: Free

 

7. Sentosa Siloso Beach Party 2018

Photo Credit: Sentosa

Calling all beach fans, here’s where you can have a beachin’ time! The annual beach party is back once again for its 12thedition.

The iconic party promises a night of non-stop fun with a medley of international and local DJs from all around the world and spectacular fireworks.

Jay Hardway, South Holland producer best known for his collaboration with Martin Garrix, will be headlining the party this year.

The full list of acts are DJ Kaylova, DJ Luane, Make You Freak, Twins Gone Wrong, DJ Ezra Hazard, DJ YouKeep, DJ Jensen, DJ Caden, DJ Xin, DJ Kevin O’Hara, DJ Boy and DJ Natchang.

The stellar DJ line-up will keep you pumping adrenaline all night as you party next to the coastal waves and sand.

For more information: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/silosobeachparty

Address: Siloso Beach, Sentosa

Time: 6PM – 6AM

Ticketing Price: $48 – $108

 

8. New Year Eve Party at Wave House Sentosa

Photo Credits: Wave House Sentosa

Spend the night riding the waves at Wave House Sentosa’s countdown party!

Join the exhilarating flowboarding experience by riding the FlowRider and the FlowBarrel. It is an endlessly fun ride with the waves creating a safe, non-curling, endless sheet of water flowing over a composite vinyl surface, much like a trampoline. For a more sporty new year’s celebration, experiment and perform tricks by carving up and down the surface, just like you would in other board sports!

Apart from the waves, there will be comfortable sofa seating where you can chill and count the hours away to 2019. Choose from a variety of extravagant food and drinks from the restaurant and bar whilst listening to the feel-good music.

For more information: https://wavehousesentosa.org/nye_party/

Address: Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007

Time: 9PM – 4AM

Ticketing Price: Free (18 years and above only)

 

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