Known as Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, the annual ilight Singapore welcomes artists from around the world to showcase their interpretation of sustainable living. This year’s rendition is a special edition to commemorate the bicentennial founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles. As such, the event area has expanded, with art displays and performances at iconic places in Singapore’s history such as the Marina Bay Waterfront, the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning Park.
When: 24 January to 24 February 2019
Time: 730pm to 11pm, weekends extend to 12pm
Where: Marina Bay Waterfront, the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning Park.
How to get there: Raffles Place MRT, Downtown MRT, Bayfront MRT, Esplanade MRT.
- Do wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring plenty of water as the night can be hot and humid.
- Use the festival map to plan your journey and the installations to see.
- Some performances such as Time Rhythm at Anderson Bridge and Bridges of Time at the Singapore River have specific timings, so do check the performance times at the website if you want to catch them.
- There are multiple exciting events happening concurrently as part of the Bicentennial celebrations, such as the Light to Night Civic District and Prudential Marina Bay Carnival. Spread your visit over a few days as there is so much to see and play!