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Singapore’s Spectacular Light Festival

Goh Jun Cheng

Singapore’s Light Festival is an annual spectacle that transforms the city into a glittering world of illuminations and light art installations.

Overview

The Light Festival occurs every March over several weeks at various venues across Singapore. It showcases sustainable light art displays, interactive media projections, and vibrant performances.

Some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks like the waterfront promenade, gardens and civic districts are lit up in dazzling multimedia shows. Local and international artists use lights to bring sculptures, buildings and everyday objects to life.

Highlights

Here are some of the highlights at recent Light Festivals:

  • Kinetic firefly-inspired lights along the Singapore River
  • Playful building projections at Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Glowing origami animal sculptures
  • “Ethereal Dreams” water projection show with music
  • “Sensory Rainbow” tunnel of shifting colors to walk through

The events and setups change each year but always include both large-scale displays as well as creative light art.

Getting Involved

Most of the light installations are free to view and open to the public. Light Festival group tours are also available.

Some illuminated areas have interactive features for visitors to play with. There are also workshops to teach about the sustainable LED technologies used.

Performances, food booths and contests round out the festivities over the 2-week period.

Plan Your Visit

The Singapore Light Festival creates a magical atmosphere each year. Visitors in March can tour the glowing displays spread throughout the civic district, gardens, museums and waterfronts.

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