Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 invites all to ring in the New Year with hopes and dreams

Marina Bay and the Civic District will once again be transformed into Singapore’s largest countdown celebration venue come this New Year’s Eve, as people from all walks of life get to ring in 2019 with a variety of exciting events taking place in the heart of our city from early evening till past midnight.

Members of the public can look forward to a whole host of activities across various partner event hubs around Marina Bay and Civic District. There will be light projection shows on key landmarks around the bay; Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2019 countdown concert at The Promontory, made free for the public for the first time; the Food Truck Fest at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, offering modern local gastronomical delights; Esplanade Presents Come Together outdoor performances by local acts at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at the Bayfront Event Space. There will also be the Car-Free New Year’s Eve (Car-Free NYE) at the Civic District, where the roads around thePadang will be closed to vehicular traffic for activities such as movie screenings, live performances, bazaars, salsa dancing and more. Enter the New Year with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set against the iconic Singapore’s city skyline with STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition.

Help others build their dreams this festive season Continuing with the theme “Bay of Hopes and Dreams” and in partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 presents the Build a Dream initiative, a collective effort to support the less fortunate in fulfilling their dreams and personal development. As part of the initiative, artworks created by students and beneficiaries of local schools and welfare organisations will be transformed into a series of dazzling light projections on the facades of key landmarks around Marina Bay. These whimsical artworks portray the world seen through the eyes of these youths, as well as their aspirations for the future.

From 26 December to 31 December 2018, the façade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will be illuminated nightly with artworks by beneficiaries of the Metta Welfare Association (Metta) and the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). From 29 December to 31 December 2018, the public can catch light projections adapted from artworks by beneficiaries from the AWWA and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) on ArtScience Museum,
as well as artworks by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) on the Merlion.

Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said, “The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown has been a signature countdown event that draws both locals and overseas visitors, as it offers a unique cityscape and vibrant atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the New Year’s Eve. As we come together to celebrate the New Year and enjoy the activities that have been lined up, we hope that the public will also be inspired to play a part in helping the less privileged through the Build a Dream initiative.”

Members of the public who wish to help the talented youths from these schools and welfare organisations fulfil their dreams and aspirations can do so via www.marinabaycountdown.sg/build-a-dream.

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