i Light Singapore 2019 is bigger and bolder! Here’s our pick of the best installations to experience.
Do you recall visiting the oh-so-popular i Light Marina Bay? This time, they’re presenting i Light Singapore 2019, a special edition conceived as part of Singapore’s bicentennial celebrations. It’s bigger and bolder, with installations spread out over Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River, and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park. Comprising five exciting programming hubs, families can enjoy over 33 sustainable light art installations! Not sure which are worth visiting? Here are our favourites.
The Cat in the Garden
Watch in awe as Singapore’s iconic Merlion gets a makeover! Light waves create images on its surface, revealing scenes of nature. You may even get to witness snippets of daily life here on our sunny island! Stand back, and be transported through seven colours of the light spectrum, reminiscent of the rainbow.
Squiggle is sure to be a hit with the kids! Made of a twisting mass of 200m long digital neon tubing, the sea of twists and turns fill The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Visitors can even interact with it by using joysticks to change the colour, speed, and direction of the Squiggle. Remember to snap a picture for the ‘Gram while basking in the bright neon colours!
The Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection is a display of solar light modules that form a shifting prismatic projection on the ground. Forming a canvas of light, it explores the fantastical dreamscape of the deep sea, the woods, and even the clouds! Look on as the sculpture comes alive with shifting shadows, especially when the modules sway in the wind. Co-created with the community, every module used in this installation is as unique as the individual who created it!
City Gazing Singapore
Look up, City Gazing Singapore appears above you! This installation presents the view of Singapore as if you’re flying over it on a plane at night. Don’t forget to catch the special animation, as you travel over the past 100 years to see how Singapore’s cityscape has changed. Suspended over The Lawn @ Marina Bay, you’ll get to experience the city upside-down in the starry sky!
Flower Clock was inspired by the relationship between blooming flowers and time. The 3rd prize winner of the i Light Student Award, the installation rotates to simulate the movement of a clock. Celebrating Singapore as a Garden City, it also reflects on how time affects nature. Plus, the bright colours of the flowers make for a great family photo backdrop!
Keys of Light
Keys of Light is an interactive piano installation that merges music and graphics. By playing the piano, captivating graphic compositions are revealed on The Lighthouse @ Raffles Terrace. Different notes on the piano result in unique visual outcomes. No two performances are the same! Play your favourite tune and watch it come to life in amazing graphics.
Shades of Temporality
Paint your very own videos at Shades of Temporality! Using electronic paint rollers and custom software, you’ll be able to virtually “paint” the videos – in real time – onto walls. Stand back and watch, or try your hand at some “painting”, as endless combinations of moving murals are created. It’ll be an experience like no other.
The Floating Lighthouse
Made of sustainable materials, The Floating Lighthouse represents flexibility, resilience, and resourcefulness – just like the people of Singapore. The kids can activate buttons that play unique sounds as the lighthouse gently floats in Marina Bay! Complemented by lights radiating out of the floats, these beacons remind visitors of Singapore as a port of call, welcoming others to our home.
Crystallisation of Thoughts
If you’re walking past Clarke Quay Central, be sure to check out Crystallisation of Thoughts at the entrance of the mall. The gorgeous LED display interconnected waves of small crystals symbolise how ideas are generated and formed into thoughts. That’s not all! Visitors can use D-Pads to play the classic game of “Pong” through the installation, simulating the way people bounce ideas off one another!
(See also: Fun CNY 2019 Activities for the Whole Family)
With over 33 sustainable light art installations, there’s tons more to see and do at i Light Singapore 2019! Perfect for a night out with the family, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about art and Singapore. Not to mention, there are special programmes happening in conjunction with i Light Singapore 2019. Click here for more information on activities such as yoga, a silent disco, and a pop-up cinema.
i Light Singapore 2019
When 28 January to 24 February 2019
Where Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River, and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park