Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019

As the year draws to an end, Marina Bay and the Civic District are set to host an exciting line-up of events and activities for all ages and interests. Celebrate in the City, Marina Bay’s festive line-up of year-end activities, will conclude on a high note with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019, bringing everyone together to usher in the New Year right in the heart of the city.


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EVENT LISTINGS

AT MARINA BAY


Build a Dream Light Projections

Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Date and time:
26 to 30 December 2018, 8pm-10.30pm, every 15 minutes
31 December 2018, 8pm-11.30pm, every 15 minutes

Venue: ArtScience Museum
Date and time:
29 to 31 December 2018, 8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, 9.30pm, 9.45pm, 10.15pm, 10.30pm

Venue: The Merlion
Date and time:
29 to 30 December 2018, 8pm-10.30pm, every 15 minutes
31 December 2018, 8pm-11.30pm, every 15 minutes

In partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 presents the Build a Dream initiative, a collective effort to support the less fortunate in fulfilling their dreams and personal development. As part of the initiative, artworks created by students and beneficiaries of local schools and welfare organisations will be transformed into a series of dazzling light projections on the facades of key landmarks around Marina Bay. These whimsical artworks portray the world seen through the eyes of these talented youths, as well as their aspirations for the future.


STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition in conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 5pm to 2am

This multi-sensory fireworks musical will feature a combination of dazzling fireworks and pyrotechnics, lights, 3D surround sound and performance acts by Taiko drummers, dancers, fire performers and more. There will also be a F&B marketplace and family-friendly fringe activities such as retro arcade games, VR games booths and kids play area.

For ticketing details, visit www.star-island.sg


Let’s Celebrate 2019

Venue: The Promontory
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: Entry at 7pm

Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2019 countdown show will be hosted by Chua En Lai and Sonia Chew, featuring Mediacorp artistes and local acts as they usher in the New Year. Visitors will get to enjoy live performances by Taufik Batisah, Gentle Bones, Joanna Dong, Sufi Rashid, Shabir, as well as the newly-crowned SPOP Sing! winner Jarrell Ng and the top three finalists.

On top of that, artistes Joel Choo, Pierre Png, Sheila Sim, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong will collaborate with Singapore’s top fashion models and Aisyah Aziz to showcase works done by local designers. Entry is free.

For more details, visit toggle.sg/LetsCelebrate2019


Food Truck Fest

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
Date and time:
28 December to 30 December 2018, 5pm to 11pm
31 December 2018, 5pm to 1am

Food Truck Fest features a delicious line-up of modern local food, with a gathering of 14 food trucks, caravans and kombi vans. Visitors can expect to experience an array of Singapore’s favourite dishes all in one location, including New Ubin Seafood and Fishball Story.

To find out more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/foodtruckfestsg/


Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Date:
22 December 2018 to 24 March 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm (extended hours till 2am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival returns to Bayfront Event Space for the second year. Offering 50 thrilling rides and games, including four new ones, visitors are guaranteed an exciting time. Roving food trucks will be at hand to satiate hunger pangs; buskers will roll out entertainment; and visitors can learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops.

To find out more, visit: www.marinabaycarnival.sg


Esplanade Presents Come Together

Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 6.15pm to 1am

Groove into the New Year at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre that will feature six different performances with acts by Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah, Bloco Singapura and NovoBloco. Timothy Nga hosts this stellar line-up of musical talent that will serenade listeners into 2019. At the Esplanade Concourse, musician Bennett Bay together with Jana Ann and Rachel will return to for a series of three shows on New Year’s Eve.


EVENT LISTINGS

AT CIVIC DISTRICT


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Families for Life NYE Celebrations

Venue: Esplanade Park, Empress Lawn and Connaught Drive
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 5pm to 11pm

Families for Life (FFL)’s NYE Celebrations includes bouncy castles within Esplanade Park. At Empress Lawn, receive free picnic mats after “Liking” FFL’s Facebook page. Friends and families will get to take home their memories in the form of 3R photo prints at the instant photo booth after posting it on their social media accounts.

FFL Mobile Café will be parked along Connaught Drive and will hand out free snacks and drinks to members of the public.


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Countdown Movie Screening with MovieMob

Venue: Empress Lawn
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 7.30pm to 12.30am

Get entertained by back-to-back outdoor screenings of Night at The Museum and Night at the Museum 2, as well as live band performances by local bands and singers such as Ryan with Joy Alexis on guitar, from 5.30pm-6.15pm, and local band 23 Skyline from 11.30pm to 11.59pm, and after the fireworks till 12.30am.


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Revelry Market

Venue: Connaught Drive
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 5pm to 1am

Shop to your heart’s content at Connaught Drive, with the TGIF Craft Market featuring an eclectic mix of hand-made goods, ladies’ apparel, innovative toys for children. Revellers can also hop on the Popcycle for a spin around Connaught Drive and Fullerton Road from 8.30pm to 11pm.


HPB Fitness Countdown Party 2019

Venue: Esplanade Park and St Andrew’s Road
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 5pm to 12mn

Indulge in some healthy fun with family-friendly activities including golf, archery, giant pong, and giant board games like Snakes and Ladders and Tic Tac Toe along St Andrew’s Road, as well as Bubble Soccer at Esplanade Park from 5-7pm.

Fitness enthusiasts can go on to kick-start their New Year with the Countdown Dance Workout with Fight-Do, K-Kardio and Zumba, along St Andrews’ Road in front of the National Gallery Singapore.

Participants can pre-register for the Countdown Dance Workout at bit.ly/hpb-countdown2019.

Walk-in registration for Countdown Dance Workout will open at 8pm.The first 2,000 participants to pre-register for the Countdown Dance Workout and sign in at the event from 8pm will receive an exclusive fun pack, while stocks last. Walk-in registration for the Countdown Dance Workout will open at 8pm.


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LOOP @ The Incubator

Venue: The Incubator @ Esplanade Park
Date:
1 to 31 December 2018
Time:
Tues to Fri – 4pm to 10pm
Sat to Sun – 10am to 10pm
New Year’s Eve – 10am to 1am

Running for the whole month of December, LOOP is a plastic-free pop-up experience open to the public. The Incubator brings together local craft makers, food and beverage vendors and household and beauty companies offering eco-friendly products.


ACM New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 8.30pm to 1am (museum opens until 2am)

Take a late-night breather to explore exquisite Asian art in the galleries of the Asian Civilisations Museum, or sashay into 2019 with the special New Year’s Eve dance programmes.

Salsa Workshop (8.30pm to 9.30pm)

Feeling nervous or looking for dance partners? Join the giant dance circle in a beginners’ workshop introducing basic salsa dance moves. Bring your own shoes (or take them off) and a healthy dose of energy!

Free registration at ptix.at/xThZoD

Salsa Dance Floor (9.30pm to 1am)

It doesn’t matter if you are a veteran dancing queen or a first-timer trying out the moves, we welcome you all! Our friendly, professional dance instructors will be here to guide you. So drop in for a dizzying good time!

No registration required. Put on your dancing shoes and bring on that festive spirit!


Exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore

Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 10am to 10pm

Explore the first exhibition on Minimalism in Southeast Asian that gives you a look into this influential art movement that has had a profound influence not only on the visual arts, but also on music, performance, fashion, architecture and design.

Watercolour paintings by pioneer artist Lim Cheng Hoe will take you back to scenes of yesteryear while Wu Guanzhong continues to delight, merging vibrant styles of East and West.

Long-term exhibitions on Singapore and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to present are also open to visitors.

Free admission on 31st December. Refer to www.nationalgallery.sg for details and opening hours.


The Philharmonic Orchestra presents New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert 2019

Venue: Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
Date:
31 December 2018
Time: 10pm to 11.59pm

Expect musical fireworks under the baton of conductors Lim Yau and Lin Juan in this much anticipated concert to ring in the New Year! Hosted by William Ledbetter, revel in a concert of charming and familiar classics. Admission fee applies.

Ticketing details at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ceve1218

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Marina Bay lights up with hopes and dreams

Starting from 26 December, visitors to Marina Bay will get to view colourful and dazzling light projections on the façades of key landmarks in the precinct. These projections are adapted from artworks created by students and beneficiaries of local schools and welfare organisations, as part of the Build a Dream initiative, presented by the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 in partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), to support the less fortunate in fulfilling their dreams and personal development.

From 26 to 31 December, the façade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will be illuminated nightly with artworks by the beneficiaries of the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) and the Metta Welfare Association (Metta). Visitors can enjoy the whimsical projection shows at 15-minute intervals between 8pm and 10.30pm from 26 to 30 December 2018, and between 8pm and 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve.

“My House” is a colourful rendition of 14-year old Muhammad Hasreen Bin Muhd Hasron’s neighbourhood in Ang Mo Kio

“My House” is a colourful rendition of 14-year old Muhammad Hasreen Bin Muhd Hasron’s neighbourhood in Ang Mo Kio

“The Colourful School Bus” by 15-year-old Lee Yang Lian illustrates a school bus that brings his friends to school

“The Colourful School Bus” by 15-year-old Lee Yang Lian illustrates a school bus that brings his friends to school

The artworks by the APSN beneficiaries reflect how they view the world and their aspirations for the future. For instance, “My House” is a colourful rendition of 14-year old Muhammad Hasreen Bin Muhd Hasron’s neighbourhood in Ang Mo Kio, and “The Colourful School Bus” by 15-year-old Lee Yang Lian illustrates a school bus that brings his friends to school.

A painting of orchids by 30-year-old Seah Chee Meng, a resident Batik artist at Arts@Metta

A painting of orchids by 30-year-old Seah Chee Meng, a resident Batik artist at Arts@Metta

“The Eye”, a batik painting by 20-year-old Luke Ng, a graduate from Metta School

“The Eye”, a batik painting by 20-year-old Luke Ng, a graduate from Metta School

Students and alumni of Metta School, as well as current resident artists of Arts@Metta also contributed their artworks for the light projections on The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. These include a painting of orchids by 30-year-old Seah Chee Meng, a resident Batik artist at Arts@Metta; as well as “The Eye”, a batik painting by 20-year-old Luke Ng, a graduate from Metta School.

Visitors to Marina Bay can also look forward to light projection shows on the ArtScience Museum from 29 to 31 December between 8.15pm and 10.30pm, and The Merlion between 8pm and 10.30pm from 29 to 30 December 2018, and between 8pm and 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve. The façade of the ArtScience Museum will be lit with projections adapted from artworks by beneficiaries of AWWA and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS), while the Merlion will feature artworks created by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

The light projections on the façades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, ArtScience Museum and The Merlion are part of the Build a Dream initiative. Members of the public can find out more details about how to donate to the respective welfare organisations and schools via the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown website.

Join in the party at Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve

Come 31 December, visitors can experience the fun and excitement at the Marina Bay and Civic District, where an array of activities and programmes has been lined up from early evening through the night, culminating in a spectacular seven-minute fireworks display set against Singapore’s iconic city skyline that can be viewed from around the bay at midnight.

Besides light projection shows at Marina Bay, the public can enjoy live performances at Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2019 countdown concert at The Promontory and performances at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay’s series of free programmes, Esplanade Presents Come Together; try out modern local gastronomical delights at the Food Truck Fest at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza; or indulge in thrilling rides and exciting games at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at the Bayfront Event Space.

Over at The Float @ Marina Bay, the STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition, a multisensory fireworks musical by Avex Asia, will wow the audience with an hour of performance acts by Taiko drummers, dancers, fire performers and more. The action-packed stage will be synchronised to a combination of dazzling fireworks, pyrotechnics, lights and 3D surround sound.

Ringing in the New Year at car-free Civic District

Car-Free New Year’s Eve (NYE) will transform the Civic District area into a bustling activity hub with a myriad of programmes for the public to enjoy. From 4pm on 31 December, St Andrew’s Road, part of Fullerton Road, the stretch of Connaught Drive between Esplanade Park and The Padang will be closed to traffic, enabling the public to enjoy the activities in carfree comfort.

The Incubator at Esplanade Park will feature LOOP, a pop-up lifestyle festival featuring a local craft bazaar selling products by local craft makers and wellness experiences that promote awareness about sustainability. A key highlight is the Void Deck Olympics on the ground level, where visitors can relive their childhood days by taking part in capteh, congkak and Five Stones challenges. The upper storey of LOOP will also feature a pop-up bar offering specially curated local craft beers and wine collection. Visitors can inscribe their wishes for the environment on local discarded wood pieces, which will be assembled to form a Community Tree to be displayed at Esplanade Park.

Also within Esplanade Park, families with young children can enjoy bouncy castles as part of the Families for Life (FFL) celebrations. At Empress Lawn, friends and families will get to take home their memories in the form of photo prints at an instant photo booth after posting it on their social media accounts. Members of the public can also get free snacks and drinks from the FFL Mobile Café at Connaught Drive.

Connaught Drive will also play host to a bazaar boasting an eclectic mix of hand-made goods, ladies’ apparel, and innovative toys for children. Those who are in the mood for more mobile activities can hop onto the Popcycle for a spin around Connaught Drive and Fullerton Road after 8.30pm.

At Empress Lawn, there will be outdoor movie screenings and live band performances by local bands and singers such as Ryan with Joy Alexis on guitar, and local band 23 Skyline that will keep visitors entertained all evening long. Visitors can also catch The Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert 2019, a ticketed performance at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.

Dance aficionados can swish, sashay, and dance into 2019 at the New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which will be turned into an open dance floor, with a free Salsa dancing workshop.

Along St Andrew’s Road and in Esplanade Park, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) will provide some healthy fun for visitors with various family-friendly sports and activities including golf, archery, and giant board games like Snakes and Ladders, Tic Tac Toe, and Bubble Soccer. Fitness enthusiasts can also participate in the HPB Countdown Dance Workout comprising Fight-Do, K-Kardio Dance and Zumba, in front of the National Gallery Singapore.

Art lovers can visit Explore Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., the first exhibition on Minimalism in Southeast Asia. Free admission only on 31 December, the exhibition at the Gallery will give visitors a good insight into this influential art movement.

Delightful fireworks display to ring in the New Year

Come midnight, the public will be invited to count down to the New Year with a seven-minute long fireworks display. Those who are unable to be at Marina Bay can also join in the celebration through the live broadcast of the countdown fireworks on the URA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/urasingapore).