Q1. What is i Light Singapore all about?
i Light Singapore in 2019 is a special edition in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration. Previously known as i Light Marina Bay, i Light Singapore is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, held around Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay waterfront and expanding into the Civic District, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park in 2019.
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 seventh edition this year, the festival will run over four weekends from 28 January to 24 February 2019.
Q2. Do I have to pay admission fees to visit i Light Singapore?
General admission to i Light Singapore is free, however, charges may apply for selected programmes and events.
Q3. What are the opening hours for i Light Singapore?
The opening hours for i Light Singapore are 7.30pm to 11.00pm (extended to 12am on Friday and Saturday nights). Opening hours for selected programmes and events may vary.
Q4. How do I get to i Light Singapore via public transport?
The nearest MRT stations are the Downtown MRT Station (DT17), Raffles Place MRT Station (NS16/EW14), Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16), Esplanade MRT Station (CC3) and Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5). Please view our map for more information.
Q5. What can I see and do at i Light Singapore?
There will be a total of 31 light art installations and one multimedia show at the Festival. Please click here to view more information on the installations.
Also, there will be a few exciting Festival Hubs with a host of programmes and F&B options within the Festival ground next year. More details will be shared at a later date.
Q6. How is i Light Singapore a sustainable light art festival?
The Festival will continue to feature a series of initiatives to encourage festival goers to adopt sustainable habits in their daily lives under the i Light Sustainability Programme.
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, The Rainbow Connection by Yun is created with upcycled cookie containers that were designed by more than 300 community members.
Throughout the Festival, the public can explore and learn more about the topic of sustainability by participating in our programmes. 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 temperature to conserve energy.
The Festival will also provide a platform for sustainability initiatives and take an active role in working with event partners to incorporate sustainability elements into their programmes.
Q7. Does i Light Singapore collaborate with other international light art festivals?
Yes, we are happy to collaborate with other overseas festivals every year. It will be the third year that i Light Singapore will be collaborating with overseas light art festivals such as LUX Light Festival and Bella Skyway Festival. This gives our local artists an opportunity to showcase their works overseas, and at the same time allow our local audience to appreciate quality artworks from festivals around the world. For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact email@example.com.