Preview Guide

Go green with i Light Marina Bay!

By EditorEvents - 11 October 2010 10:50 AM | Updated 3:07 PM

Go green with i Light Marina Bay! is proud to be the Official Events Guide for i Light Marina Bay.

Drumroll, please! Our excitement is growing as we’re nearing the opening to Asia’s first ever sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay. While it guarantees to dazzle with its many spectacular highlights, did you also know that the festival comes with an environmentally-friendly theme designed to make us all that little more eco-conscious in our daily lives?

The objective is to create public awareness for energy-saving lighting technology both inside and outside of our homes. Every single installation utilizes some form of energy-saving technology, and we pick out the best of these for your viewing (and participating) pleasure. The best part is - it's all free!



One of the biggest highlights of the entire festival is Flora Magica, a massive installation that’s custom-built to suit the unique façade of the Maybank building. A mysterious monster plant blooms in phases before your very eyes, while at the same time being powered by bio-diesel generators that uses cooking oil made from plants.  

Fire Flies simulates the magical and whimsical qualities of real fireflies by smartly transforming recycled materials into a breathtaking art piece. It only uses 75 watts on top of being solar powered, this is one dreamy experience you’d want to catch.

Ever wondered how much energy Singapore’s Central Business District consumes? Lumenocity Singapore shows the amount of consumed energy and light pollution emitted by specific city blocks on a map of the CBD, using fluorescent lighting tubes with low impact on the environment.


Flora Magica


Fire Flies

Fancy a little interactivity? WattFish? invites its audience to wind up its ‘reels’ on the fishing poles (which are really LED light poles). In the process, you’ll get a better understanding of the relationship between energy production and lighting energy consumption!

Carry on with The Living! Project, an ever-growing light art sculpture created out of 3,000 recycled plastic cups and low energy LED lights. Watch this project grow before your very eyes with the help of students and the community who add to it on a daily basis.

There are even workshops to teach you how to recycle used bottles/ cups and turn them into every household objects, as well as make your very own windmill!

Inspired yet? We know we are! All it takes is a few tiny steps to pave the way for a more eco-conscious future, for which the generations to come will thank us for. Plus, it’s really easy!

Don’t miss our picks on the very best of the Festival’s highlights!

Check out the rest of the festivals happening in the month of October.


i Light Marina Bay is on from Oct 15 to Nov 7, at the Marina Bay. Free admission.