|Starts||31 Dec 2013 (Tue) (ONE day only)|
End the year with a blast at the crowning event finale of the year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014, in the company of magnificent fireworks, light show and revelry.
Join them at Marina Bay tonight in a poignant and meaningful celebration that binds people of all walks of life together as Singapore looks forward to a year filled with new hopes and possibilities.
New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection, resolution and renewal. It is a time for sharing and a time for wishes, for what is to come.
- Date: 31 Dec 2013, Tue
- Venue: Esplanade Waterfront & Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, held at the heart of downtown Singapore, is more than a year-end celebration; it has become an annual tradition for all Singaporeans since the first edition in 2005.
This signature event brings together the collective wishes and aspirations of thousands of Singaporeans and visitors alike, uniting all during the final seconds of the year to celebrate a new year full of hope and dreams.
Be part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014 by coming down to Marina Bay with your friends and family on 31 December 2013 to participate in an array of exciting events and activities planned around the Bay.
Celebrate the dawn of a new year in a warm and meaningful way, by counting down to 2014 as a nation at Marina Bay!
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014 (MBSC) will usher in the New Year with an eight-minute fireworks display, 20,000 wishing spheres set afloat on Marina Bay, and a 40-second LED countdown display on the façade of the Ocean Financial Centre – a first for the countdown.
Jointly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for the ninth year, Singaporeans will be brought together by music, film and fireworks based on the theme Beautiful Life.
Fireworks by the Bay; LED Countdown
As a new feature for the countdown, the Ocean Financial Centre façade will light up in a specially designed LED countdown display. This will begin 40 seconds before midnight, ending in a 10-second countdown to the New Year
This will be followed by an eight-minute display of fireworks launched in a five-pronged formation representing intertwined lives. The play of colours and water illustrates the beauty of life.
This year, Esplanade has selected fireworks music first presented at the 2011 countdown. In turns rousing, contemplative, dramatic and delicate, the music reflects the evening‟s theme: Beautiful Life. Its range of musical motifs also reflects the cultural diversity of the country.
Performed by young Singapore artists, Rit Xu (dizi), Yang Jiwei (sheng) and Yvonne Tay (guzheng), alongside established musicians such as Adam Lee (guitar), Mike Chiang (erhu) and Lazar Sebastien (Indian violin), the music will be broadcast „live‟ on MediaCorp radio station Symphony 92.4FM.
The public can watch the fireworks ‘live’ on Channel NewsAsia and MediaCorp Channels 5 and 8 or enjoy them from the various vantage points around the Bay.
Wishing Spheres: Reflecting Singapore’s Hope’s, Wishes and Dreams
Every year, more than 500,000 Singapore residents and visitors pen their wishes, hopes and dreams on spheres that are set afloat in the Bay. For the first time, these will include wishes from overseas Singaporeans who wrote their wishes during Singapore Day in Sydney, Australia, in October. The first spheres were launched into the Bay in late November and 20,000 of these will be lit from 26 December, transforming the bay into an eye-catching visual arts display.
Students from Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic have set up wishing stations on their campuses to encourage their peers to pen their wishes. From 29
November, the public can look out for several wishing stations across the island – from malls and libraries to parks. This year, new wishing stations have been added such as at Changi Airport and Gardens by the Bay.
Performances and Short Films
The evening will feature a series of free performances as well as a specially- commissioned short film by Singaporean director Kelvin Sng. The film features a child‟s view of the simple joys of life, such as the beauty of time spent with loved ones and friends. Complementing the film are interviews with individuals who will share their interpretation of what a “beautiful life” means to them.
Free performances will begin at 6.15pm at the Esplanade Concourse. “The Singing Chef” Irene Jansen and her friends will kick off the evening‟s performances with a heartfelt musical performance that celebrates friendship and gratitude. At the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, host Vivien Tan will take the audience on a musical journey that calls to mind life‟s beautiful moments.
Cat Ong and Sheila De Niro will bring their powerful vocal harmonies to the stage and bubbly personalities from local band Singapore Char Siew Baos will perform lively tunes past midnight.
There will also be a free outdoor music extravaganza at The Promontory @ Marina Bay from 6pm till 1.30am, featuring local acts such as Juz-B, Chriz Tong and Queen Inc. featuring Sylvester Sim. Other international and regional artists include German DJ Ronski Speed, Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee and Filipino rock band Rivermaya.
Early revelers can visit the waterfront promenade and browse the various items on sale at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar or grab some light refreshments from Downtown Bites.
15 Nov – 15 Dec (10am – 10pm)
1. Changi Airport Terminal 3, B2 (New!)
Malls (10am – 10pm)
29 Nov – 15 Dec
2. Bedok Point, L3
3. Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, L1 (12pm – 10pm)
4. Changi City Point, L1
5. CityLink Mall, B1
6. Compass Point Shopping Centre, L1
7. Jcube, L2
8. Marina Square, L2
9. The Cathay, L1 (12pm – 10pm)
10. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2
11. One Fullerton, L1 (Fri – Sun)
12. Marina Bay Link Mall, B2 (2 – 6 Dec, 11am – 8pm)
29 Nov – 15 Dec
13. Gardens by the Bay, Visitor Centre (9am – 9pm) (New!)
14. Singapore Flyer (Fri – Sun, 10am – 10pm)
15. Chinatown Visitors Centre@ Kreta Ayer Square (Mon – Fri: 9am – 9pm, Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm) (New!)
16. Ocean Financial Centre (Mon – Fri, 11am – 3pm) (New!)
17. DBS@MBFC (9 – 13 Dec, 11am – 3pm)
18. The URA Centre (Mon – Fri,12pm – 2pm)
19. Marina Bay City Gallery (Tues – Fri: 10am – 8pm, Sat & Sun: 10am – 9pm)
Libraries (12pm – 8pm)
29 Nov – 15 Dec
20. Central Public Library
21. Jurong Regional Library
22. Serangoon Public Library
23. Tampines Regional Library
24. Woodlands Regional Library
Esplanade (6pm – 10pm)
29 Nov – 25 Dec
25. Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
26. Esplanade Concourse
27. Republic Polytechnic (2 – 5 & 9 – 12 Dec, 12pm – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm)
28. Nanyang Polytechnic (11 – 15 Nov, 11am – 4pm) (New!)
Activities along the Marina Bay waterfront promenade
31 Dec, Tue @ Marina Waterfront Bazaar
4pm – 1am, Free admission
Feel the soothing breeze and admire Singapore‟s spectacular skyline as you shop at the Marina Bay waterfront promenade. With a variety of good buys from fashion accessories and apparel to toys, books and souvenirs, there will be something for everyone.
31 Dec, Tue @ Downtown Bites by Marina Bay Link Mall
6pm – 1am, Free admission
Planning to arrive at Marina Bay early in the evening to reserve your favourite spot to count down to 2014 and watch the majestic fireworks at midnight? Satisfy your hunger pangs and quench your thirst with gourmet food and beverages from Buzz, Eskimo, Four Seasons Gourmet Market, Fruit Frolic, Jollibean, Old Tea Hut, Smoothie King and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
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