Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is i Light Marina Bay all about?

Answer: i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, held around Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay waterfront. Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA), it started out in 2010 as one of several initiatives to add vibrancy to the Marina Bay precinct while reinforcing an important message on sustainability, advocating an environmentally-responsible society and way of life. The festival has grown to include not just sustainable art, but a full array of complementary programmes and exciting events. In its sixth edition this year, the festival will run over four weekends from 9 March – 1 April 2018.

Q2. Do I have to pay admission fees to visit i Light Marina Bay?

Answer: Admission to i Light Marina Bay is free, however, charges may apply for selected programmes and events. Please click here to view more details of our partner programmes and events. 

Q3. What are the opening hours for i Light Marina Bay?

Answer: The opening hours for i Light Marina Bay are 7.30pm to 11.00pm (extended to 12mn on Friday and Saturday nights). Opening hours for selected programmes and events may vary. Please click here to view more details of our partner programmes and events.

Q4. How do I get to i Light Marina Bay via public transport?  

Answer: The nearest MRT stations are the Downtown MRT Station (DT17), Raffles Place MRT Station (NS16/EW14), Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16) and Esplanade MRT Station (CC3). Please view our map for more information. 

Q5. What can I see and do at i Light Marina Bay? 

Answer: There are a total of 22 outdoor art installations that are showcased around the Marina Bay waterfront and Esplanade Park. Please click here to view more information on the art installations. 

Also, there are 4 main festival hubs namely, Art-Zoo Inflatable Park at The Float, GastroBeats at The Promontory, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at the Bayfront Event Space, and the ILLUMI Bar at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza.  Expect to experience a series of exciting line-ups from family-bonding games, music performances to art workshops. Please click here to find out more about our partner programmes and events.

Q6. How is i Light Marina Bay a sustainable light art festival?

Answer: The festival features a series of initiatives to encourage festival goers to adopt sustainable habits in their daily lives under the i Light Sustainability programme. Please click here to view more details of our partner programmes and events.

All artworks showcased at the festival are conceptualised and produced with sustainability in mind through the use of recycled materials, biodegradable products and energy-efficient light bulbs. For example, Milk Bottle Cows by BP Loh is created with used plastic milk bottles collected from local cafes, while Transistible Plastic by Luzinterruptus is also created with used plastic bottles crowdsourced from the public and the business community.

Throughout the festival, the public can explore and learn more about the topic of sustainability by participating in a series of talks and workshops. The signature Switch Off, Turn Up campaign, held in conjunction with the festival, will continue to rally corporate organisations around Marina Bay and beyond to switch off non-essential lighting and turn up their air-conditioning temperatures to save energy. 

The festival also provides a platform for sustainability initiatives such as Earth Hour and Singapore World Water Day, and takes an active role in working with event partners to incorporate sustainability elements into their programmes. For example, the Art-Zoo Inflatable Park allows visitors to learn more about the importance of conservation with its showcase of endangered and extinct species, while GastroBeats plays host to Sustainability Sundays at Terra Village which houses a community of crafters, designers and upcyclers, who come together to curate a unique selection of environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious products, as well as activities such as eco-maker workshops and Eco-Craft upcycling workshops.

Q7. Does i Light Marina Bay work with international festivals?

Answer: This is the second year that i Light Marina Bay is collaborating with overseas light art festivals such as LUX Light FestivalCanal ConvergenceBella Skyway Festival, which allows our local artists opportunities to showcase their works around the world, and at the same time allow local audiences the opportunity to appreciate quality artworks from festivals around the world. For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact

Q8. What are some of the dining options at the Festival?

Answer: Each year, we partner some of Singapore’s top restaurants and cafes to offer festival-goers a selection of exclusive menus, discounts and offers. Please click here for more details on our dining partners. 

Q9. Are there any hotel packages available at the Festival?

Answer: This year, our official hotel partner YOTEL Singapore is offering festival-goers a special deal to experience a stay in smartly designed cabins. Quote iLMB to enjoy exclusive rates at YOTEL Singapore. Please click here for more information.