i Light Marina Bay 2012

Hello Everyone, pardon us for not blogging much this whole entire week as we have been really busy with speaking engagements, events happening around our sunny island of Singapore, and eating at the many local restaurants. For this particular entry, we would be blogging about our experience at the i Light Marina Bay 2012.

We parked our car at Plaza Singapura and took a train from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and alighted at Esplanade MRT Station. Parking our car at Plaza Singapura cost us only $2.14 per entry so we felt that it was better to park there than to park elsewhere.

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Long time never take the train already... so we were really bored indeed...

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While on our way to the 1st installation, here are just some random photos that we took.

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Photos of the 1st Installation- Light of the Merlion by OCUBO, Portugal!

This was quite an interactive and interesting installation. In fact, it has to be my most favourite installation at the i Light Marina Bay 2012 because we could just paint the Merlion in any shades of colour that we want to.

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012

Fancy a Jade Green Merlion?

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Or how about a Rainbow-colour Merlion?

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012

Baby colouring the Merlion

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012

and this is Baby's Masterpiece!

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012

another masterpiece of another person

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and while we were walking around, we decided to stop by Frostbite for some energy booster

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these ice-creams you see here are many from 100% pure fruit puree! but, they are really expensive! one stick cost $6! for 1 stick of ice-cream like these, you could have bought 2 packets of chicken rice.

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012
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Second installation for the night- Coral Garden

it does kinda look like corals from afar...

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012

Third installation for the night- After Light

kinda eerie installation if you ask me. though some of the exhibits are quite interesting, the interior of the containers are kinda dark

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Fourth installation of the night- Bibigloo

this is perhaps one of the most interesting installation as well because the igloo-shaped like structure is made out of recycled chemical containers!

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Fifth installation of the night- Receptacle

this installation kinda give an eerie feeling.

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Baby trying to play a prank on someone by hiding inside there

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Some of the interesting fabric pieces that Baby noted

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I Love Jesus!

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Not sure if this was part of the installation... lol

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Sixth installation of the night- The Gate

This is one of the coolest installation! Although it has an eerie feeling to it, it's actually kinda interesting especially when you go through the laser beams.

Looks like a curtain of beams where you could imagine yourself getting sliced if you pass through it...

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YES! I passed through the gate without getting sliced

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Baby stuck behind the gate!

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While on our way to the next installation, we caught some flying activists in action with their toy!

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Seventh installation of the night- 5QU1D

A giant squid is about to invade the Singapore River

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Eight installation of the night- Deck Journey

you need to lie down there in order to activate the lighting mechanism..

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Ninth installation of the night- Garden of Light

These pictures were taken by Baby!

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Tenth installation of the night- Key Frames

I kinda like the effects of this installation.

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From ilight @ Marina Bay 2012
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Eleventh installation of the night- Urban Makyoh

This is also one of the coolest installations where you can have some interactive fun with it.

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That's me holding the torch and shining it on the metal reflective frame to cause the effect on the wall

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As you can see, there were many photos taken and most of the pictures here were taken using the iPhone 4S camera and the Samsung NX100 camera. Hence, we offer our sincere apologies if you find that the photos contain loads of "noise". As there are a total of 31 installations at the event itself, it is not possible that we take every single photo of the installations and put it up here on our blog. Hence, if you want to know more, you could either visit their official website at http://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/home.html or visit their Facebook Page.

Well, that's all for now and do stay tuned for further updates as we have many upcoming exciting blog entries! We hope that you have been inspired by this entry on i Light Marina Bay 2012 and do visit the Marina Bay to see for yourselves what this event could offer you and your family. Don't forget to bring along  a bottle of water with you as it will not be a normal 3.5km walk along the streets!

God bless!

About the Event i Light Marina Bay, Asia's first and only sustainable light art festival, was first held from 15 October to 7 November in 2010. Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and organised by Smart Light Singapore (SLS), the event celebrated Marina Bay's nightscape through the showcase of 25 dynamic and innovative light art installations along the 3.5km waterfront promenade.

The installations made use of energy-efficient lighting and created awareness for energy-saving lighting technology for the urban environment. The "Switch Off, Turn Up" campaign kicked off a programme supported by Marina Bay stakeholders to Switch Off non essential lighting and Turn Up air-conditioning temperatures for the festival period. This initiative has come about to offset energy usage and promote energy savings from lighting. Programmes and fringe activities targeting families, students, industry professionals and the general public were also planned as part of the Festival.

The inaugural festival was a substantial success and was attended by more than 433,000 visitors over a three-week duration, of which approximately 71,031 were international visitors. This is the second edition of i Light Marina Bay, and will be held from 9 March to 1 April 2012. Themed "Light Meets Asia", the sophomore will feature more than 30 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations, with a strong focus on works from Asia.

The Festival's curatorial team is helmed by Festival Director Mary-Anne Kyriakou, and includes two co-curators: Charmaine Toh, a Singapore visual arts curator; and the team from Singapore award-winning design studio FARM. In line with the theme "Light Meets Asia", the curatorial team has selected the sustainable light art installations from over one hundred submissions. The final selection of installations features a strong representation from new, emerging, and well-known artists from countries across Asia, including Singapore.

Apart from the visually arresting and interactive sustainable light art installations, visitors to i Light Marina Bay 2012 can look forward to a full array of complementary programmes and activities – including night carnivals, outdoor performances, guided tours, educational talks and workshops – all to ensure that there is something for everyone.

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