i Light Marina Bay

The school holidays is here, and if you are looking for some scenic activities for the kids, you have got to head down to Marina Bay.

ilight marina

Yes! The i Light festival will be starting Today at Marina Bay and it will be running from the 9 March to 1 April 2012.

Organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the festival is Asia’s first and only sustainable light Art Festival, showcasing more than 30 innovative and environmentally sustainable light installations. The Artists come from  17 different countries, and this light show is one that is Environmentally friendly Smile

A key objective of i Light Marina Bay 2012 is to advocate environmentally-responsible behaviour and promote the Bay as a culturally vibrant and sustainable urban waterfront precinct. With much of the bay lights coordinated to bring out the effects of each installation, the bay was definitely transformed!

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect at the festival. Pictures were taken with a Lumix GF3, a mirror-less compact camera, which is the official camera for the Marina Bay Bloggers.

key frames Marina ilight

ilight collage

Entitled “Key Frames” and conceived by a group of French designers, this installation  tells a story of human movement through light animation. As lights are coordinated in sequence, the stick men tell a story.


Parmenides I is a large scale geometric sculpture incorporating 360º projection mapped video. The work has been previously exhibited at the New Museum’s New Ideas for the New City Festival in New York. This sphere is a hypnotic 3D projection of swirling abstract patterns that present an amazing sense of movement, colour and form.

The Art Science Museum has also been transformed into a backdrop for an 8 minute animated feature. Using light and a variety sound effects, the Art Science Museum (Called the Mangosteen by my friends as it is next to the “Durian-like” Esplanade), the light display looks really impressive against the Marina Backdrop.

art science musuem

If these sneak pictures are enough to whet your appetite and you intend to bring your family down, here is a map to help you move around the Marina Area.

iLMB map

Free Guided tours are available from Friday to Sunday (Registration required) and you can even hop onto the boat taxis to get a better view of the lights ($4 per pax)

For a full listing of the events at the Bay, do check out this link

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