|Starts||31 Dec 2014 (Wed) (ONE day only)|
Join in this annual tradition of gathering collective wishes and aspirations, and celebrate the dawn of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee year.
UPDATE 29 Dec: View the road closures here.
Jointly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the 10th edition of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown will usher in Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this New Year’s Eve with more wishes to be collected on a record 25,000 wishing spheres that will be set afloat in Marina Bay.
Five thousand red spheres will be included for the first time to form a giant number ’50’ in the Bay.
Members of the public can pen their wishes on the wishing spheres from 1 November at the 31 wishing stations around the island.
This year’s countdown will feature video projections on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel and the Merlion. Close to 400 drummers will also perform “live” to specially-commissioned music as the event culminates in an eight-minute firework display at midnight.
Red and White Wishing Spheres in Commemoration of Sg50
To commemorate Singapore’s 50th year of independence, 5,000 red spheres will be set afloat in the Bay to form a giant number ’50’ amidst a sea of 20,000 white spheres.
The wishing spheres will be installed in phases from mid- November and will be lit from 26 to 31 December. The spectacular visual installation will carry thousands of wishes from the public made for Singapore’s future.
From 1 November, the public can pen their hopes and wishes for the nation and their loved ones on the wishing spheres at 31 wishing stations set up across the island. Netizens and Singaporeans overseas can also make virtual wishes at www.marinabaycountdown.sg from 7 November.
The wishing spheres are sponsored for the first time by The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd. Refer below
3D Projection Mapping Shows on the Fullerton Hotel and the Merlion
This year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown will feature special 3D projection mapping displays on the façade of Fullerton Hotel Singapore and the Merlion. The video projection show will depict the growth and development of Singapore from past to present. From 26 to 31 December, the short shows will run between 8pm and 12am nightly.
On New Year’s Eve, the public can look forward to the final showcase beginning at 11.55pm that culminates in a countdown sequence to midnight, followed immediately by an eight-minute firework display.
Live Drumming Performed to Fireworks Music
The firework display will be specially choreographed to a score composed by two up-and-coming Singaporean music talents, Julian Wong and Riduan Zalani, under the guidance of renowned musician Iskandar Ismail.
This year, a special segment of the music will feature close to 400 drummers who will perform ‘live’ at the lower boardwalk in front of the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, adding a resounding beat to the music and firework display. The public can tune in to MediaCorp radio station Symphony 92.4FM to listen to the music as they watch the firework display.
Early countdown revellers can enjoy drum performances from 6pm onwards on New Year’s Eve. The public can also participate in drum circles to try their hands at creating rhythms with hand-held percussion instruments.
Something for Everyone Around the Bay
With the range of ticketed and non-ticketed events around the Bay, the evening promises something for everyone.
FREE events include:
- Esplanade’s Celebrate December music programmes that will take place at the Esplanade Concourse and Outdoor Theatre
- A carnival at The Promontory held in conjunction with Celebrate with the World 2015 concert
- The Marina Waterfront Bazaar where the public can enjoy some light refreshments and do a spot of shopping from as early as 4pm.
Ticketed events include:
- Celebrate with the World 2015 held at The Promontory where revellers can enjoy more than eight hours of non-stop performances and music by local artistes and international DJs for $10
- The Celebrate SG50 concert organised by MediaCorp at The Float @ Marina Bay.
Locations & Timings of Wishing Stations
|1||Bedok Point, L3||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|2||Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 10pm|
|3||Century Square, L2||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|4||Changi City Point, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||11am – 10pm|
|5||CityLink Mall, B1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|6||Compass Point Shopping Centre, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|7||JCube, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|8||Marina Bay Link Mall, B2||24 Nov – 28 Nov||11am – 8pm|
|9||Marina Square, L3||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|10||Orchard Gateway, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|11||Suntec Convention Hall, L3||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 9pm|
|12||Suntec Fountain of Wealth||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|13||The Cathay, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 10pm|
|14||The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|15||Toa Payoh Hub, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|16||Westgate, L1||28 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|17||Central Public Library||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 8pm|
|18||Jurong Regional Library||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 8pm|
|19||Serangoon Public Library||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 8pm|
|20||Tampines Regional Library||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 8pm|
|21||Woodlands Regional Library||28 Nov – 14 Dec||12noon – 8pm|
|22||Esplanade Outdoor Theatre||1 Nov – 23 Dec||6pm – 10pm|
|23||Esplanade Concourse||1 Nov – 23 Dec||6pm – 10pm|
|24||Changi Airport Terminal 3, B2||14 Nov – 14 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|25||Gardens by the Bay, Visitor Centre||28 Nov -14 Dec||10am – 8pm|
|26||Great Eastern Building||14 Nov – 12 Dec||11am – 7pm|
|27||Marina Bay City Gallery||1 Nov – 12 Dec||10am – 8 pm|
|28||One Fullerton||28 Nov – 12 Dec||10am – 10pm|
|29||OUE Building||8-12 Dec||12noon – 2pm|
|30||Singapore Flyer||28 Nov -14 Dec(Fri-Sun)||10am-10pm|
|31||The URA Centre||28 Nov – 12 Dec(Mon to Fri)||12noon – 2pm|
Celebrate December is an annual year-end celebration that gathers all with hope and optimism for the New Year. Visitors can join in festivities including music performances, craft workshops and other activities for all ages.
Find out more at www.esplanade.com/celebrate_december
Date: 19 to 31 December 2014, various timings
Location: Esplanade Concourse and Outdoor Theatre Entry: Free
To herald in 2015, a spectacle of 400 drummers will perform ‘live’ to specially- commissioned music as fireworks paint the sky at Marina Bay.
Earlier in the evening, members of the public will not only be treated to drum performances but can also participate in drum circles, where they get to try their hand at creating rhythms with hand-held percussion instruments.
Date: 31 December 2014, 6pm onwards
Location: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza Entry: Free
Marina Waterfront Bazaar
From artisan handicrafts, fashion apparel and accessories, to lighted gadgets and party novelties, the bazaar promises a unique and fulfilling shopping experience for revellers from as early as 4pm on New Year’s Eve. The bazaar also offers tidbits and thirst quenchers at pocket-friendly prices.
Find out more at www.facebook.com/BazaarsINSingapore
Date: 31 December 2014, 4pm – 3am
Location: Marina Bay waterfront promenade Entry: Free
Celebrate With the World 2015
Held for the second time this New Year’s Eve, the star-studded concert features local artistes, as well as international and local DJs bringing revellers more than eight hours of non-stop music.
There will be a carnival zone with games of yesteryear catered for families and the young at heart. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased at www.celebratewiththeworld.com
Date: 31 December 2014, 6pm – 2:30am
Location: The Promontory
Entry: $10 (includes one complimentary drink)
Superstars Stefanie Sun, Kit Chan and Dick Lee unite with a line-up of over
60 local celebrities to commemorate 50 years of local pop culture and diversity. An outdoor party with DJ Tinc will follow right after the concert, allowing concert goers to dance into the night.
Find out more at xinmsn.com/celebratesg50.
Time: 31 December 2014, 8pm – 3am
Location: The Float @ Marina Bay Entry: TBC
Snap & Win
In celebration of SG50, the annual photo competition is themed “Happy Jubilee!”. Participants can submit photos of wishing spheres, fireworks and joyful celebrations at Marina Bay and stand to win attractive prizes.
Winning entries will be showcased in a month-long exhibition at The Fullerton Heritage Gallery in 2015.
Instagram users can share photos of MBSC on Instagram with the hashtag
#MBSC2015 and stand a chance to win prizes. Find out more at marinabaycountdown.sg.
Other terms and conditions apply.
Event on 31 Dec 2014. For more info, click here.
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