The countdown at Marina Bay is usually an iconic event that we look forward to at the end of the year as we celebrate the end of the year with fireworks. However, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2021 this year will be different and replacing the fireworks display with a light show.
No Fireworks at the Bay This Year
To minimise the gathering of large crowds in this precinct, there will be no fireworks display at Marina Bay on 31 December 2020.
Instead, this year’s Countdown will feature two key highlights at Marina Bay: a light display named Shine a Light and a storytelling showcase, Share the Moment, which makes use of projection mapping.
Light Displays for Marina Bay Countdown 2021
The light display Shine a Light will comprise of 60 light beams projected from The Promontory. It will illuminate the Marina Bay skyline nightly from 1 to 31 December 2020.
The light display is conceptualised to symbolise unity with the collective formation of lights representing Singapore’s spirit as show by how the country has navigated through the pandemic and emerged stronger as a nation.
As for Share the Moment, it will be shown on the façades of three iconic landmarks at Marina Bay – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, ArtScience Museum and the Merlion.
Organised in partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), the projections will feature student artworks from various local educational institutions. The Share the Moment displays and will take place nightly from 25 December to 31 December 2020.
Detailed information on the timings for both displays will be announced nearer their commencement. Members of the public can head down to Marina Bay to view the displays during their respective run dates.
Enjoying Fireworks and Countdown from Home
This year, there will be fireworks set off at different heartland locations across Singapore. Agencies are working out details and more information will be provided in due course.
The public can also look forward to a special New Year’s Eve music programme presented by Mediacorp and Let’s Celebrate 2021. It will be broadcast on Channel 5 and streamed online.
The programme will feature international, local and up-and-coming creative talents from the fashion and dance communities presenting good music, dance and fashion to usher in the new year.
The heartland fireworks and scenes from Marina Bay will also be broadcast during the show so that everyone can look forward to a safe Countdown experience.
Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the URA said, “The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is a highlight that Singaporeans and visitors look forward to each year. It is all the more significant this year as it marks a time to reflect on the end of a challenging year, and an occasion to usher in 2021 with new hopes. As health and safety remain a priority, we have adopted a different format to ensure that the public can celebrate safely and meaningfully. We encourage all to join the Countdown at home on New Year’s Eve.”
For more details on the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2021, visit the Marina Bay Countdown 2021 website.