6 Celebration Highlights at Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2016


The 11th edition of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown return in the heart of Marina Bay and will be the largest in Singapore, jointly organised by Esplanade Theatres by the Bay and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

For the first time, the 8 minutes long fireworks display span the entire Marina Bay accompanied by a rousing original score composed by a young music director Julian Wong. There will be more viewing locations for the public especially with the opening of the Jubilee Bridge this year. Likewise, here are the 6 highlights for the coming Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2016 celebration.

1. Wishing Spheres
The wishing spheres are installed in Marina Bay which are penned by members of the public since mid-November at the 21 wishing stations around the island. It is lit from 26 to 31 December. The visual wishing spheres will represent the collective wishes of residents and visitors for Singapore’s future. In addition, netizens and Singaporeans overseas can also make virtual wishes at www.marinabaycountdown.sg

2. 3D Projection
From 26 to 31 December, a special projection show on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore which depict the dynamism and vibrancy of the future of Singapore, whilst remaining anchored in images that capture our identity as a nation, from shophouses to HDB flats to lush tropical landscapes. On New Year’s Eve, the public can look forward to the final showcase beginning at 11.55pm that culminates in a countdown to midnight, followed immediately by the firework display.

3. Events around the Bay
Both ticketed and non-ticketed Esplanade events are available. There is something for everyone. Free entry. They are located at Esplanade Concourse, Outdoor Theatre and other locations around Esplanade for the Esplanade’s Celebrate December music programmes. www.esplanade.com/celebrate_december

4. Marina Waterfront Bazaar
Public can enjoy a festive shopping on 31 December 2015 3pm-3am. Check out the details at www.facebook.com/BazaarsINSingapore. Location: Marina Bay waterfront promenade. Free Entry.

5. MediaCorp Celebrate 2016
Star-studded ensemble of local artistes as well as international superstar Adam Lambert will be there to entertain the public in the biggest countdown event of the year. More information at toggle.sg/celebrate2016
Time: 31 December 2015 8pm to 3am
Location: The Float @ Marina Bay
Entry: $168, $88, $38

6. Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Photo Competition
The annual Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Photo Competition with the theme “A Brighter Future. Participants can submit photos capturing the various highlights of the countdown celebration that depict this theme and stand a chance to win attractive prizes sponsored by Tigerair. Winning entries will be showcased in a digital exhibition on Suntec Singapore’s The Big Picture and The Nicoll Corner Screen in 2016. Find out more at www.marinabaycountdown.sg

There are also online contest. Public are invited to like and follow the Marina Bay Facebook www.facebook.com/marinabaysg and Instagram www.instagram.com/marinabaysg account and participate in weekly contests to stand a chance to win amazing prizes.

Author / Photography: Derrick See
Editor: Yeo Hong Peng