From 29 September to 3 October 2021, famous buildings and landmarks in Singapore will illuminate the city skyline in red to mark World Heart Day.
World Heart Day 2021
Headed by the Singapore Heart Foundation, World Heart Day is a global initiative that aims to educate and motivate people to take care of their hearts.
The colour red is used as a symbol of heart health while serving as a warning to look out for the red flags of cardiovascular disease.
Where to see the World Heart Day light up
Locals can expect to see the following places lit up in red during this period: Gardens by the Bay, Marina Square, Millenia Tower & Centennial Tower, OCBC Centre, Ocean Financial Centre, One Raffles Place, Republic Plaza, Singapore Flyer, The Fullerton Hotel and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.
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The Singapore Sports Hub, orchardgateway and SGH Museum (Bowyer Block) will also be participating in the Go Red for World Heart Day Light Up for the first time this year.
Online World Heart Day Activities
This year, World Heart Day will be focusing on raising awareness of hypertension. There are various online activities, workshops and tutorials that participants can take part in. Participants can also attend a health talk and ask their questions to a Cardiologist.
Stand a chance to win an Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors
The Singapore Heart Foundation will be giving out three Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors in a contest to encourage more Singaporeans to monitor their blood pressure regularly to maintain a healthy heart.
The contest will take place from 29 September till 3 October 2021, 11:59 pm, and three lucky winners will be announced on 8 October on SHF’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Participants have to do three steps to take part in the giveaway contest. First, they have to take a photo of one of the participating red-lit buildings or landmarks with a finger heart and post the photo on Facebook or Instagram. Do note that the accounts need to be set to public. Then, tag @HeartFoundation for Facebook or @SingaporeHeartFoundation for Instagram and hashtag #GoRedforWHD and #WorldHeartDay.