I’m so excited and happy to be one of the official bloggers as you know, i spent almost all my countdown party for the past few years at marina bay (damn die hard supporters okay!) hahaha~ So this year, being one of the official bloggers, i get to know more about the hard work put into the preparations for the biggest party of the year in singapore. can’t wait! 😀
Just in case you are not aware of what is this Marina Bay Countdown all about, here’s a brief introduction.
Started in 2005, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is a contemplative celebration that brings people from all walks of life together and aims to connect them through a collective expression of their wishes for the year ahead. Wishes are written on white wishing spheres and lit as part of a visual arts presentation in Marina Bay. Jointly presented by Esplanade and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the development agency for Marina Bay, the event hopes to create a New Year’s Eve tradition, which is unique to Singapore and offers an opportunity for the community to bond in a meaningful way.
Not forgetting friends and family members who are overseas, a dedicated website has been created to enable overseas Singaporeans and friends of Singapore to ‘virtually’ be part of this meaningful celebration. By logging on to www.marina-bay.sg/countdown, they can submit their wishes online and send personalized greetings with the newly introduced digital Wish Cards to friends and loved ones from all over the world.
Not bad right, they not only care about the people over here in singapore, but the singaporeans overseas as well!
The Significant Wishing Spheres Project. This is extremely important and i would considered it one of the main highlights of the whole marina bay countdown project as every single one of us can pen down our wishes on these wishing spheres at 27 wishing stations located island wide, which will then be lit and afloat on marina bay, creating a water installation on marina bay. Together with lighting and lasers, it’s just sooo beautiful~ dun believe me? see the pics taken last year!
Marina bay Waterfront Promenade
31 Dec 2012, Mon, 5pm – 7pm, Free admissionRhythms by the Bay is a series of free performances and concerts taking place on the last Saturday of every month at the Marina Bay waterfront Promenade. In conjunction with the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, the December edition of Rhythms by the Bay had been specially scheduled on 31 Dec 2012, Monday, instead to add on to the many other exciting activities happening at Marina Bay on New Year Eve. This community engagement and outreach initiative by the Urban Redevelopment Authority is intended to create a more vibrant Marina Bay as well as to serve as a showcase for performing talents in Singapore.
DOWNTOWN BITES by MARINA BAY LINK MALL
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
31 Dec 2012, Mon, 5pm–2amCome on down to Marina Bay Link Mall to enjoy spectacular views of the fireworks as we count down to 2013 at Marina Bay!Fill your midnight hunger pangs and quench your thirst at the ‘Downtown Bites @ MBLM’ – Four Seasons Gourmet Market, Fruit Frolic, Munch, Salad Stop!, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, The Rotisserie.
“HAPPY 3+65!” A NYE COUNTDOWN PARTY 2012
The Promotory@Marina Bay
31 Dec 2012, Mon, 10pm – 1am, Free admissionWelcome 2013 with Republic of Pop! This music event that is all “Made in Singapore” aims to celebrate the success of local music artistes who have achieved recognition in 2012. Be enthralled by the melodius performances by Singapore’s emerging talents such as Vanessa Faith, Cheryl Wee, Shimona Kee, Siti Zahidah and more!
“Skydancing by GOFLYKITE” at NYE Countdown Party 2012
The Promontory@Marina Bay
31 Dec 2012, Mon, 10pm – 1am, Free admissionGoFlyKite marries the principles of remote-controlled planes with the feather-light materials of kites and LED lights to produce a uniquely Singaporean invention. Watch in awe as these revolutionary kites soar over the Marina Bay waterfront, creating colourful configurations and bringing with them, your aspirations for 2013!
The Float @ Marina Bay
31 Dec 2012, Mon, 7.30pm–3amUsher in the New Year with Celebrate 2013! The year’s biggest countdown party revs it up with regional acts like Korean hip hop act M.I.B, and Malaysia’s multi-talented diva Sheila Majid. Together with the international cast of award-winning musical Jersey Boys, Singaporean-Korean K-pop girl group SKarf, and a star-studded lineup of homegrown talents. This includes regional sensation Taufik Batisah, John Klass and his band The Professionals, and young artistes such as rapper ShiGGa Shay, indie band The Sam Willows, pop/hip-hop duo Trick, and contemporary rock band Brandon Lee. They’ll be sharing their talent on The Float @ Marina Bay. Celebrate 2013 will wow audiences with spectacular and exciting musical performances to ring in the New Year.At the stroke of midnight, the skies ignite as the magnificent fireworks display lights up Marina Bay! Then boogie, strut or do gangnam style into the early hours of the New Year with DJs Foxxxy and Inquisitive as they spin up a storm on the dance floor right on The Float @ Marina Bay. With 8 hours of non-stop partying, it’ll definitely be a night to remember!Tickets are priced at S$25 and are available at www.sistic.com.sg
20% Discount for Group Purchase (5 or more tickets)
10 % Discount for Student and NSF
50% Discount for children 12 years and below and Senior CitizensFor more details, check out xinmsn.com/celebrate2013
Other than taking part in the exciting activities that they’ve lined up for you, there’s awesome prizes to be won as well! 😀
If you love taking photos, why not take part in the photography competition by capturing the beauty and joy at Marina Bay! Submit your photographs based on the theme of “Loving you, Loving Marina Bay” as that’s the theme for this year Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Photography Competition 2013!
Some tips and examples that you can look into for composing your shots 😉
Marina Bay skyline
Wishing Spheres installation and display
People and festivities around Marina Bay waterfront on New Year’s Eve
People penning wishes on Wishing Spheres at the Wishing Stations
And you stand a chance to win extremely GREAT prizes from OSIM, ranging from uSoffa Runway (worth S$3,088) to uPhoria (worth S$798) and many many more!!!
*Click herefor the full prizes and participation details.
Lastly, not forgetting the MAIN highlight for the night FIRWORK DISPLAY!!!
8-minute long fireworks display synchronizing to the music composed by Iskandar Ismail, Cultural Medallion Winner!