“i Light Marina Bay” festival supported by over 10 buildings

More than 10 buildings, including One Fullerton and Marina Bay Sands, will support the “i Light Marina Bay” festival which starts this Friday and will last till 7th November.

Properties involved will light up using less energy to raise awareness on sustainable urban development.

One Fullerton, for example, will switch off selected building facade lights, while Marina Bay Sands will raise air-conditioning thermostats in the property’s basements.

The main draw of the festival will be the light installations placed around the Marina Bay reservoir being done by local and international artists.

Many of these installations are made from recycled materials and use little energy to dazzle the cityscape.

Mary-Anne Kyriakou, the festival’s director, is hoping that audiences will be able to enjoy the dazzling displays.

“What we’re hoping that the audience takes away with them and the public, is the feeling of inspiration, excitement, fun, and an event whereby the built environment is not just about spending money, it’s about bringing your own picnic and just enjoying the built environment and urban space in its most natural form,” she said.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 13 Oct 2010