Ever since its opening 10 years ago, Marina Bay Sands has become an iconic part of Singapore's skyline. But the world-famous towers have been dimmer of late as it is no longer accepting guests due to the city's 'circuit breaker' measures. But all that changed on April 10, when the hotel turned its lights back on in order to spread a message of hope and support for #SGUnited.
Marina Bay Sands will continue to light up every night this month, with the shape 'SG ❤️' formed through the lights from some of its 2,500 plus guest rooms that are now empty. Singapore's crescent moon and five stars are also projected against a red background, making the base of the SkyPark look like our national flag. The words SG United can also be seen against the white walls of the ArtScience Museum.
During this period of quiet, where everyone is doing their part to stay home in order to slow down community transmissions, the light show hopes to lift spirits as we hunker down and keep those around us safe. The hotel, as well as its attractions, casino, shops and food and beverage outlets, are all temporarily closed till May 4. Till then, we'll be hoping for brighter days.
Here are some images of the light display for those of us who don't live close enough to MBS To see it in person.