Guide to i Light Marina Bay 2018

We shed some light on five artworks to look out for at this year’s edition of i Light Marina Bay
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Passage
By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Bust out your cameras – the Marina Bay precinct is looking a lil brighter than usual this month as it lights up for the annual sustainable light art festival, i Light. Spanning three weeks, from March 9 to April 1, this year’s showcase – which extends from Marina Bay to Esplanade Park – displays over 20 installations that use energy-saving lighting and environmentally friendly materials. Here are five Instaworthy pieces to look out for.

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Dreamscape

Let your imagination run wild as you enter a world of dreams and fantasies. Presented by Polish artist Magdalena Radiszewska, Dreamscape features fairytale-like orchid structures that glow in hues of blue and purple along Anderson Bridge.

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Passage

Skip, dash or stroll – anything but stay stationary because this hypnotising multisensory display activates colourful lights and sounds when it senses movement. Transport yourself to an alternate dimension as you walk through Passage, an installation featuring giant ringed lights that are arranged to form a psychedelic tunnel.

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Flawless

Drawing inspiration from elm trees and the science behind photosynthesis, Flawless is a self-illuminating artwork that strings together hundreds of artificial leaves created from transparent resin and phosphorescent pigments. This allows it to store energy from the sun that’s absorbed during the daytime so it can glow in the dark.

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Illumaphonium

Here’s one installation that’s bound to pique your senses. Combining light and sound, this massive interactive chime bar sculpture by UK-based artist Michael Davis lets you make spontaneous music with other people. Simply pick up a mallet and strike the aluminium rod – watch it come to life and make illuminatingly sweet music.

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Milk bottle cows

Moo-ve over because cows are invading The Promontory waterfront area at Marina Bay. Frolic through the field with these adorable life-sized cattle that are constructed out of recycled plastic milk cartons. Designed by BP Loh from Singapore, the cows light up at night so you can spot the herd even from afar.

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Art-Zoo

Art-Zoo Inflatable Park

For the young at heart, get ready for another round of bouncing good fun. The adorable inflatable playground returns with even more supersized versions of your favourite animals and characters. This year stars not-so Little Kong, a giant gorilla towering at 16.5m.

The Float @ Marina Bay

GastroBeats

Gastrobeats

Back for its second year, Gastrobeats is offering more than just mouth-watering food options this time around. Indulge in tasty bites, sign up for upcycling craft workshops and be part of mass workout sessions such as yoga and Zumba, all hosted at the Bay.

The Promontory @ Marina Bay

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ILLUMI Bar

Illumi Bar

Lounge around on furniture entirely made out of reusable plastic tanks at this sustainable LED-lit pop-up space. Chill out to live music as you enjoy food and drinks, and get front row seats to Marina Bay Sands’ outdoor light and water show, Spectra.

Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

Marina Bay Carnival games

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Adrenaline junkies, you’re gonna love this one. Featuring 40 amusement rides and game booths, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is set to send your heart racing. 

Bayfront Event Space @ Marina Bay

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Things to do

4 cool festival hubs to check out during i Light Marina Bay

Apart from presenting 22 spectacular light art installations spread across Marina Bay and Esplanade Park, this year’s edition of i Light Marina Bay – held from March 9 to April 1 – also boasts four exciting ‘festival hubs’ to look forward to. From a giant inflatable park and a LED pop-up cocktail bar to a neon food village, there’s surely something to entertain everyone.

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