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i Light Marina Bay 2017 is back!

Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, the iconic i Light Marina Bay is back in 2017. They would be starting today on the 3rd of March 2017 to the 26th of March 2017, to be held at various locations around the Marina Bay area. For this edition of i Light Marina Bay, there are 20 sustainable light artworks from nine countries including Singapore, being displayed around Marina Bay. This event has been organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) since 2010, I had been following and covering them since they first started, do check out my i Light Marina Bay collection inside my flickr!

Besides, the artworks, there are also other programmes and dinning options for for all visitors to i Light Marina Bay 2017! Let me highlight some of them, there will be three complementary themed festival hubs for visitors to this event. One of them is the The Fantastical World of eco.me at The Promonotory, they will be showcasing sustainability-themed activities such as recycling and upcycling marketplace, an urban garden, a learning yard, a kinetic energy playground, immersive performances and music from 3rd to 5th March and 9th to 12th March.

The other two hubs are Art-Zoo, an imaginative inflatable play-garden at The Float @ Marina Bay and Gastrobeats, where visitors to this event can sit down, enjoy the food and drinks selection available there and enjoy the music! There is something for everybody for the children to adults, it’s a great and meaningful event to bring your family and children down to Marina Bay and enjoy i Light Marina Bay 2017!

During my preview session on 1st March 2017, I was able to view some of the sustainable light artworks, let me share with you some photographs of the artworks! Come on down to Marina Bay Singapore, from 3rd March to 26th March 2017, explore and have fun at i Light Marina Bay 2017!

Artwork 03 – Social Sparkles

Artwork 05 – Horizontal Interference

Artwork 06 – Home

Artwork 08 – Moonflower

Artwork 12 – You Lookin’ At Me?

Artwork 16 – Kaleidoscopic Monolith

Artwork 19 – The Colourful Garden of Light

Artwork 20 – The Body of the Sea

I would share more photographs into my flickr folder along the way when I revisit I Light Marina Bay 2017 over the next 3 weeks! Do keep a lookout for them inside my flickr collection, Twitter, Instagram and FB page!

For more information on i Light Marina Bay 2017, you can visit their website for more information and details! There is also an app, bilppar, that you can download for your smartphone, to explore and navigate i Light Marina Bay 2017. The bilppar app is free for download from the Apple store or Google Play.


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Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2017!

Today, on the 28th January 2017, marks the start of the new Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster! Let us all welcome the Year of the Rooster with the fireworks photo that I took during River Hongbao 2017, at the countdown on Chinese Lunar New Year Eve.

I would like to wish everybody Happy Chinese Lunar New Year, good health, wealth and prosperity for the year 2017.


This year 2017 is going to be a challenging year for everyone, we all can do it and overcome all the obstacles ahead! Good luck everybody!

i Light Marina Bay 2016

The i light festival is back at Marina Bay Singapore! This bright, colourful, interesting and unique light artwork displays festival is back for their 4th edition in Singapore, starting on 4th March 2016 to 27th March 2016. Looking back into my photography archives on Flickr, the inaugural i light marina bay festival was held in 2010, followed by 2012 and 2014. Over the previous three editions, we were able to witness many unique, interesting and colourful light artwork displays at Marina Bay Singapore. With many light artwork installations over the three editions and now 4th edition, I am always amazed by the lights, designs and ideas.



i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, this year’s 2016 theme is “In Praise of Shadows” with 25 innovative and environmentally friendly light artwork installations installed and showcased around the Marina Bay area. For i Light Marina Bay 2016, the event has become bigger with more programs and festivities happening in the vincinity of Marina Bay, outdoor performances, workshops and outdoor dining options.



I started my i Light Marina Bay 2016 adventure from the Esplanade, walking down towards The Float @ Marina Bay, crossing the Helix Bridge to Art Science Museum, continuing towards Waterfront Promenade and Marina Bay City Gallery. Thereafter, I continued towards the Promontory @ Marina Bay before ending my adventure outside Fullerton Bay Hotel. It was a bit of a fast walk for me, to document, cover and photograph all 25 light artwork installations at i Light Marina Bay 2016 within a night from around 8pm to 11pm. However, I am still planning to go back and revisit some of the light artwork installations again, especially those that I want to photograph more in-depth, from a few different perspectives and angles. After that, I would share and upload them into my i Light Marina Bay 2016 photo collection on Flickr.

Allow me to bring you back in time to the first three editions of i Light Marina Bay before experiencing the 4th edition! Here’s my i Light Marina Bay photography collection on Flickr

From the 25 light artwork installations, there are a few of them that caught my eye and attention. Personally, here are some of my favourite light artwork installations from i Light Marina Bay 2016 –

– What A Loving Beautiful World – Art Science Museum by teamLab (Japan)


– Lightscape Pavilion by MisoSoupDesign (Taiwan)


– Marine Constellations by Laughing Stars (Japan) and Lumen Artistry (Singapore)


Each and everyone of the 25 artists and their light artwork installations deserve recognition and special mention for their showcase at i Light Marina Bay 2016. Do check out the 25 artists bio and light artwork installations description on the website! This would be helpful to learn more about the respective artist and their inspiration, ideas and design behind their light artwork!



I had always been amazed, fascinated and attracted by the colourful bright lights from i Light Marina Bay festivals. Each edition brings out something different and special to me, that I can visit, enjoy the lightings and artworks. Through the different artists unique artworks, they do give me inspiration for my photography too! Let there be light and my photography flows along with it!

More information on i Light Marina Bay can be found on their website, do remember to download their festival guide into your smartphone or tablet, this would come in very handy and useful when you start your i Light Marina Bay 2016 adventure! Gather your family, loved ones and friends, head on down to Marina Bay Singapore and enjoy i Light Marina Bay 2016!

Useful information for i Light Marina Bay 2016

From: 4th March to 27th March

Opening Hours: 7:30pm to 11:00pm (extended to 12mn on Friday and Saturday night)

Location: Marina Bay Singapore

Website: i Light Marina Bay

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River Hongbao 2016

River Hongbao, an annual event that I regularly visited during the Chinese Lunar New Year period. Looking back at my photography archives, I had been visiting this event from 2008 till now 2016 (and still counting), take a look at my collection on Flickr! One of the highlights that I liked about River Hongbao is photographing fireworks on Chinese Lunar New Year Eve to usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year, it’s like a big, bright, colourful and lucky welcome for the Chinese Lunar New Year!


The atmosphere was good with many visitors, it can be pretty crowded too, with extended family coming down to soak in the Chinese Lunar New Year atmosphere and not to forget our international visitors, the tourists visiting Singapore and enjoying Chinese Lunar New Year here!


River Hongbao 2016, the Year of the Monkey, the decorations and displays were more interesting for this year! There were also fireworks everyday during the period of River Hongbao 2016, thus allowing photographers like us to go back again to capture River Hongbao 2016 fireworks from a different angle and perspective! Along with the River Hongbao 2016 fireworks, there were laser light show display that accompany the fireworks performance!



The various lanterns and displays caught my attention, they blend in nicely with Monkey God and the story of Journey to the West! I wish I was able to capture each and every one of the lanterns and displays during my visit to River Hongbao 2016, however, there were a lot of visitors and they were busy taking photos too! Here’s my photo album of River Hongbao 2016 on Flickr and do check out my River Hongbao archives collection on Flickr too!

Chinese Lunar New Year 2016 celebrations are over, I would still like to wish everybody a great year ahead in the Year of the Monkey!

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River Hongbao 2015

The year 2015 marks a significant year in the history of Singapore, celebrating 50 years of independence since her independence in 1965. River Hongbao 2015 was colourful and bigger, compared to the previous years. Looking through my collection, I photographed and covered River Hongbao from 2008 to 2015!


When you enter River Hongbao 2015 at The Float @ Marina Bay, it’s a lot more coloruful and bright! There were a number of displays showcasing Singapore’s 50years of independence with the SG50 logos and displays. The giant mural backdrop at the end of the floating platform showcased important and significant landmarks and history of Singapore, celebrating the hard work of the Pioneer Generation that brought Singapore to where and what she is today.



There were nostalgic displays of our history and heritage, from our old playgrounds e.g. Pelican playground and Old Dragon playground. There were also displays of the dollar notes of Singapore’s early days at the foot of the God of Fortune too! The iconic 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac were placed on our iconic wooden boats (known as tongkang) that ply our rivers and Singapore harbour during her early days!


On the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year 2015, River Hongbao 2015 welcomed and ushered in the Year of the Goat with a beautiful display of fireworks at the Marina Bay. This year, I decided to go up to the grandstand and capture the fireworks with the River Hongbao 2015 as part of my foreground and the Raffles Place CBD as my background. I always loved photographing fireworks and this was a beautiful set of fireworks to welcome in the Year of the Goat!



Let this be a great year for Singapore, celebrating SG50, a significant milestone! I would like to wish everybody a great year 2015, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year, with good health, wealth and prosperity for year 2015!

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Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2015!

The Year of the Goat has arrived! I would to wish all my relatives, friends and supporters

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year !

祝你新年快乐,万事如意,恭喜发财,年年有余, 步步高升,



Thank you all for your support and encouragement! Let’s all take this festive period for a time of family and relatives reunion, friends reunion and catch up! Enjoy and have lots of fun! May the Year of the Goat be a bright and exciting year, like the River Hongbao 2015 CNY Eve Countdown Fireworks!


i Light Marina Bay 2014

i Light Marina Bay 2014 is back in Singapore, now in its 3rd edition! This is one of my favourite events to photograph and I love the various beautiful and colourful lightings and artworks displays by the various artists from around the world coming to i Light Marina Bay 2014!


i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s only sustainable light art festival that showcases innovative content, the intelligent use of lighting as well as an international line-up of creative talents. Themed Light+heART, the festival this year features 28 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world.


i Light Marina Bay 2014 is going to light up Marina Bay in a wide array of beautiful and colourful lighting displays and artworks, attracting many visitors from local and overseas to the Marina Bay area and getting into the i Light Marina Bay 2014 action!

Here are my memories from i Light Marina Bay in 2010 and 2012

Photo Memories from i Light Marina Bay 2010 & my coverage of i Light Marina Bay 2010 

Photo Memories from i Light Marina Bay 2012 & my coverage of i Light Marina Bay 2012

I started walking around the Marina Bay Waterfront, visiting the various artworks and lighting displays at i Light Marina Bay 2014 when it was officially opened on the 7th March 2014. The artworks and lighting displays were amazing and there were some particular lighting artworks that caught my eye and attention, they were my favourite lighting artworks displays.


Let me share with you some of my favourite i Light Marina Bay 2014 artworks!

– A2 The Wishing Tree by The Living Project

– A3 iSwarm by Team from SUTD 

– B9 Cloud by Caitlind R.C. Brown & Wayne Garrett 

– B10 1.26 Singapore by Janet Echelman 

– B14 Celebration of Life by Justin Lee with Dorier Asia Pte Ltd

Do drop by Marina Bay Singapore and visit all of the lighting artworks and displays! Some of them are really interactive for you to participate and have an experiential experience with the lightings! Some of the artworks at i Light Marina Bay 2014 are very popular with the visitors and they can be identified by the visitors getting to be part of the action and taking photos with the lighting artworks!


Take many photographs and memories from i Light Marina Bay 2014, tag them with #ilightmarinabay and #marinabaysg ! Have lots of fun and enjoy yourselves! I look forward to photographing and completing all the i Light Marina Bay 2o14 lighting artworks displays!

Here are some key information on i Light Marina Bay 2014

– From: 7th March 2014 to 31st March 2014

– Location: Marina Bay Waterfront

– Website: i Light Marina Bay

– Opening Hours: 7:30pm to 11:00pm

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River Hongbao 2014

River Hongbao 2014 is back in Singapore to usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year 2014, to gallop in the Year of the Horse! It was held at The Float @ Marina Bay with many beautiful decorations and lightings, along with the fun carnival games that the children would love to play with! Reflecting back at my  River Hongbao adventures over the years, River Hongbao 2014 is my 7th year (2008 to 2014 and counting) visiting and photographing River Hongbao, do check out my River Hongbao collection on Flickr! I always love the giant 财神爷 at River Hongbao, it’s an iconic display!


I usually visit River Hongbao on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, waiting for the time to strike 12midnight and the fireworks will be launched to welcome in the new year! A few hours before the Chinese Lunar New Year Eve fireworks, I reached the Marina Bay Floating Platform and started snapping away. Looking at the crowds size, River Hongbao was busy and packed with many visitors that came down to soak in the festive atmosphere and fun! The lanterns and displays for River Hongbao 2014 were beautiful and nice in design, when I looked back at my collection over the past 6 years of River Hongbao, I like the lanterns and displays from this year’s River Hongbao 2014! How were the lanterns, lightings and displays like in previous River Hongbao?


Let me take you through a trip down memory lane –

River Hongbao 2013

River Hongbao 2012

River Hongbao 2011

River Hongbao 2010

River Hongbao 2009

River Hongbao 2008


Along with the lanterns, lightings, displays and the fun carnival games, there were also performances by Yunnan Opera Theatre, along with Handicraft Street and Food Street. These key highlights and performances attracted the visitors there to watch them perform and check out the artworks and of course, food! I met up with fellow photographers from the Mentographians group, that gathered to shoot the Chinese Lunar New Year Eve Countdown Fireworks, had a chat before we continued with taking photographs at River Hongbao 2014. DK also joined me at River Hongbao to shoot the fireworks too!


For this year’s River Hongbao 2014 fireworks, I decided to shoot from the Floating Platform (that’s a first for me!) with the lightings and display as my foreground. Standing together with friends from the Mentographians photography group, we lined up a few tripods together and at 12midnight, along with the guest of honour and performers on the stage, the countdown started and the fireworks were launched into the Marina Bay skyline, bright and colourful, ushering in the Year of the Horse, galloping in with style, stride and strength! Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year is a two weeks event and do drop by River Hongbao 2014 and check out the festivities! River Hongbao 2014 is held from 29th Jan 2014 to 8th Feb 2014, at The Float @ Marina Bay.



I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a galloping year ahead in the Year of the Horse! Thank you all for the support!

祝大家新年快乐,万事如意,身体健康! 在马年,马上团圆、马上成功、马上发财、马上事成 !

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Earth Hour 2013 in Singapore

Earth Hour 2013 in Singapore, along with other major cities and towns worldwide, coming together on the 23rd March 2013 to be part of a global mass participation movement. This is all done in the name of climate change, protecting our home, Mother Earth. This year 2013, Earth Hour event was held at The Float @ Marina Bay, right in the heart of the Marina Bay. There were many events and activities lined up on Earth Hour 2013 and I was only able to attend just before the significant moment of switching off the lights from 830pm to 930pm.


Having seen, attended and participated in Earth Hour Singapore in the years 2009 and 2011, it was great to be back by being there in the thick of the action again. My roots and growing up in the Scouting movement was a great influence to me in loving the nature and outdoors, thus shown in my support for Earth Hour movement. The Singapore Scouts Association had always been active with the Earth Hour movement in Singapore  too and it was great to see them there at The Float @ Marina Bay.


The location/venue for Earth Hour 2013 Singapore was great, The Float @ Marina Bay was surrounded by tall office buildings, hotels and shopping centres, we can see the changes in the mindset of the vendors, business owners, building owners and stakeholders. They were supportive and willing to play a part in the Earth Hour movement by switching off their lights from 830pm to 930pm. Over the years, we had seen more participation and support and that is an awesome move. Everybody plays a part, no matter how big or small you are, whether you are just one person or one big organisation, we all can make a difference to saving and conserving. Even though Marina Bay strives on her beautiful landscapes of the whole Marina Bay lighted up, during Earth Hour 2013, the lights off by the buildings in the heart of Marina Bay makes it special and beautiful. During my time at The Float @ Marina Bay, I caught up with friends from Nature Society Singapore and had a chat with them, getting updates on their various activities and happenings.


It is important to remember that the Earth Hour movement continues beyond switching off the lights for 1 hour. We need to continue and Pass-It-On, the message of conservation and climate change, in our daily life, work and leisure activities. We must do this not just for ourselves, it’s for our future generations. I am here just doing a small part, photographing, documenting, sharing and passing on the message of climate change, conservation and protection of Mother Earth. Here’s to the pictorial memories of Earth Hour 2013 in Singapore!

Sometimes, the best and most meaningful messages are spread by photographs and memories. Let us all continue the power of Earth Hour movement!

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Happy Chinese New Year 2013 !

Let’s all welcome the Year of the Water Snake, marking the start of the new Chinese Lunar New Year! With a new start, I would like to thank all my supporters, fans, followers and  readers for all your support and encouragement in my photojournalistic journey throughout! It’s been an exciting and fruitful adventure for me, with many photographs and stories. Looking and moving ahead in 2013, I m striving to share more wonderful, exciting and unique stories, beautiful photographs on both my photo blog and personal blog. Let this be an new start for everybody! May the Year of the Water Snake be a fruitful and successful year for everybody!


Along with the bright and awesome fireworks at River Hongbao 2013, welcoming the Year of the Water Snake, wishing all of you a bright and prosperous year ahead in the Year of the Snake!