It will be loads of fun for the whole family
“Light and nature” is the theme at this year’s i Light Marina Bay Festival, and the inspiration for the 20 gorgeous light art installations from Singaporean and international artists along the Marina Bay waterfront parade. Besides being wow-ed by these artistic showcases, there will also be three “hubs” – Art-Zoo, The Fantastical World of eco.me, and GastroBeats – featuring various community-centric activities. Here are reasons why you should head for Marina Bay if you happen to be in Singapore between March 3 and 26.
The kids will love Art-Zoo …
An experiential inflatable playground and an art installation within the setting of a zoological garden, the young ones will have a ball of a time exploring nature through art. This visual and interactive adventure wonderland is the brainchild of a Singaporean artist, designer and curator Jackson Tan, whose works are based around his fascination with “finding meaning” through signs and symbols.
… but there’ll be something for grown-ups too
The Promontory @ Marina Bay will be transformed into an enchanting playscape illuminated by huge nature-themed large light installations and play host to a slew of hands-on activities at its second hub, The Fantastical World of eco.me. Highlights include the OCBC Urban Garden, where you’ll be able meet green advocates who champion local produce as a sustainable food resource. Singaporean musicians and bands will also be performing, and there’ll be captivating performances that fuse storytelling, theatre, music and dance.
Shop till you drop
In the spirit of eco-friendliness, the festival will also feature Marketplace, where you can get your hands on organic clothing, up-cycled furniture pieces, and accessories made of recycled materials.
You’ll be well-fed, too
Of course, what is a Singaporean event without food? GastroBeats is the festival’s third hub. Fuel up on gastronomic delights by “food artisans” such as Skewer Bar, Poke Theory, and Starker before having a ball of a time at the Uncle Ringo carnival. Exhausted from all that walking? Then whizz around the festival compound in a rented Ninebot Mobility Device as you check out the slew of Singaporean music acts that will be performed here.
Take a chill pill with Silent Yoga
If all that light and activity is proving to be an overload for the senses, then try a Silent Yoga session. Led by top-notch fitness instructors and using cutting-edge wireless headphone technology, this is yoga like you’ve never experienced before.