Q1. What is i Light Singapore all about?
As the place manager of Marina Bay, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore promotes exciting activities within the precinct in collaboration with other government agencies and private stakeholders. Organised by URA, i Light Singapore was previously known as i Light Marina Bay. It started out in 2010 as one of several initiatives to inject vibrancy to the Marina Bay precinct, while reinforcing an important message on sustainability, advocating an environmentally-responsible society and way of life. The Festival has grown over the years to feature not just sustainable light art, but a full array of complementary programmes and exciting events. Returning for its ninth edition this year, the Festival will run over four weekends from 1 to 25 June 2023.
Q2. Do I have to pay admission fees to visit i Light Singapore 2023?
General admission to the Festival is free, while charges apply for certain programmes.
Q3. What are the opening hours for i Light Singapore 2023?
The opening hours for the Festival are 7.30pm to 11.00pm daily, with extended hours to 12.00am on Fridays and Saturdays. Opening hours for various programmes may vary.
Q4.How do I get to i Light Singapore 2023 via public transport?
All MRT lines (East-West Line, North-South Line, Downtown Line, Circle Line and Thomson-East Coast Line) have stops in the Marina Bay area. The nearest stations are:
City Hall (NS25/EW13)
Marina Bay (NS27/TE20/CE2)
Raffles Place (NS26/EW14)
Q5. What can I see and do at i Light Singapore 2023?
There are a total of 14 captivating light art installations that aim to spark fresh perspectives on the environment and world around us. Check out the line-up of artworks installations here.
The Festival also offers exciting programmes that promise a fun-filled experience for families and friends while encouraging conversations on sustainability. Explore how you can have an enriching time here.
Q6. How is i Light Singapore a sustainable light festival?
The light art installations at the festival are designed with energy-saving lightings, and recycled or environmentally-friendly materials. They serve as reminders to festival-goers to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives.
This year, the Festival is once again partnering susGain, a local social enterprise championing sustainability, on i Light i Pledge, presented by Alibaba Cloud. The public is encouraged to pledge their commitment to eco-conscious practices by making small but impactful changes in their daily lifestyle to cultivate sustainable habits.
They can do so through two separate pledges:
The Switch Off Turn Up (SOTU) pledge calls for all to switch off non-essential lightings and turn up air-conditioning temperatures during and beyond the festival period. Since the Festival’s inception in 2010, SOTU has been a key component of i Light Singapore's sustainability drive. The initiative has rallied many building owners, corporations and businesses around and beyond Marina Bay to reduce their energy consumption in lighting and air-conditioning. This year, more than 140 buildings and properties will be participating in the initiative (see list of participants here). The programme has also been extended to the public and schools for the first time this year.
The Be a Zero Hero pledge encourages the public to adopt zero-waste habits such as reducing the use of single-use items and food waste.
For each pledge submitted by participants up to the first 5000 pledges, 100g of waste will be removed from Singapore waterways* by All Clear – a sustainability enterprise providing offshore and ocean clean-ups – will remove 100g of waste from Singapore waterways. As such, up to 500 kg of waste will be removed as an outcome of the pledge.
Take part in i Light i Pledge, presented by Alibaba Cloud here.
Q7. Does i Light Singapore collaborate with other international light festivals?
Yes, we have been collaborating with other overseas light festivals and are happy to continue to do so.
For more information on collaboration opportunities, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Q8. Do you have a general hotline?
For general enquiries, please call or Whatsapp: 88252095