Saturday, March 26, 2016

I Light 2016 @ Marina Bay

This is the third time we brought the children to explore the lights installation at I Light Marina Bay festival since 2010. This year, we were a little late to visit but glad to make it on time before it ends on Sunday.

The weather has been pretty hot lately but we were blessed to enjoy the breeze by the bay as we took a stroll along Marina Bay. Beginning our walk from The Float@Marina Bay, we explored the stunning, innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations by creative talents around the world.

Stepping into the glimmering rocket was pretty interesting for my girl. I guess as a child, we do fantasize on going up to space someday.

This year, the projection on the facade of the ArtScience Museum is a collection of Chinese characters where viewers can participate by 'swiping' the characters onto the facade using a web application.

Beams of laser were shining across the skyline of Marina Bay. They were spotted at different locations around the bay and its best view from The Promotory @ Marina Bay.

Marina Bay has always been a dazzling waterfront and we enjoy taking a stroll particularly in the night. This was also our first time crossing the Jubilee Bridge since it's opening last year. Compared to the existing Esplanade Bridge, the new walkway provides direct access to the Merlion Park. With the wider path, pedestrians can leisurely stroll across the Singapore River and enjoy the scenic view of Marina Bay.

We caught a glimpse of the water and laser show - WONDER FULL from the Jubilee Bridge. .

Moving on from the rocket, we went further up close to the Moon! The gigantic ball representing the full moon enchanted many visitors to take photos as if they have landed on Moon.

Lampshade - another art installation, made of bamboo and lots of photovoltaic cells which light up intensively at night with solar energy enough to power a thousand lamps.

It's amazing I don't feel the heat despite standing within the lampshade full of lights.

Check out the LED tubes which lights up when touched! It creates a spark and mimics the ethereal nature of lightning. The children enjoyed touching the tubes and see the LED tubes flashing.

From afar it looks like a colourful board of pixels with changing displaying lights. Moving nearer to the art installation, there are wordings on every hanging acrylic boards. We only realised later that it actually showcase how shadows can be manipulated with technology to make them interesting and fun. Though I could not quite figure out how it works. :)

The 3D printed lanterns is one of my favourite as I love the design and how the lanterns create a carpet of light when a point light source is shone through. I would love to have one of these art pieces in my home.

The main highlight of I Light 2016 must goes to the Angels of  Freedom. Five sets of giant, colourful wings stood along The Promontory @ Marina Bay and attracted many visitors queuing to take a shot. Waiting time is about 10 - 15 minutes but it was definitely worth the wait as it was gorgeous and picture perfect to stand with the gigantic wings against the beautiful backdrop of Marina Bay!

We took a 2 hours walk leisurely around the bay before heading home. Am glad that we made it to I Light 2016 and we look forward to the next I Light Festival!

I Light 2016 @ Marina Bay
Date: 4 - 27 March 2016
Time: 7:30pm - 11.00pm (Extended to 12mn on Friday & Saturday)
Location: Marina Bay Waterfront
Free Admission

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