Singapore – To usher in the New Year, the country will hold its annual celebration called Marina Bay Singapore Countdown inclusive of an hour-long programme with firework display and so much more.
CEO of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Mr. Lim Eng Hwee, 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.”
The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 will also be featuring an advocacy called Build a Dream which aims to support the less fortunate in achieving their dreams and goals in life.
Students from local schools and beneficiaries from welfare organizations have submitted artwork that will be transformed into light projections to be portrayed on key landmarks around Marina Bay.
By doing so, URA hopes that the public will be inspired to lending a hand and extending support in helping the less privileged in the country.
Aside from the hour-long fireworks display, there will be a Food Truck Fest at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza that will offer modern local delights.
Bayfront Even Space will be holding the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival to further enhance the fun activities of the countdown celebration.
There will be numerous outdoor performances by local artists at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Civic District will be closed to all vehicles in order to make way for activities like movie screenings, live performances, bazaars, salsa dancing and so much more.
The fireworks display will be set against the beautiful Singapore city skyline during the countdown.
The two events:
- Let’s Celebrate 2019 is a countdown concert by Mediacorp at The Promontory, made free for the public for the first time.
- STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition is a multi-sensory musical, which is a ticketed event. Ticketing details can be found at www.starisland.sg.
Meanwhile, locals are expressing their opinions regarding the said event, with some showing excitement and some being quite opposed to the whole thing.
“An hour-long fireworks display is overly excessive. Taxpayers can literally watch their money go up in smoke.” – Wei Foo, Facebook user
“If they intend to do that they should make announcement much earlier so as to help tourists in their planning. How much more tourist dollar we could have earned by just share this information a lot earlier.” – Paul Tan, Facebook user