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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Happy New Year 2013 !!

Today is the 1st of January 2013, marking a new Year ahead. As we bid farewell to Year 2012, take time to reflect back your Year 2012 and whether it’s a good or bad or not too bad year for you, it’s time to put it down and aside. Now is the time to look forward ahead into the Year 2013!

I was shooting New Year Eve 2013 countdown fireworks from One Fullerton rooftop. This arrangement was courtesy of One Fullerton and Marina Bay Division of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It was great watching and photographing the fireworks from an elevated location, I always enjoyed photographing fireworks! Do check out my Flickr collection for more photographs of New Year Eve 2013 Countdown Fireworks!

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I would like to wish my friends, supporters and readers, Happy New Year 2013 ! Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, for all your continuous support, following, guidance, tips, assistance, encouragement and every little things in my photography, travel and photojournalism adventure from my start till today. May the Year 2013 be like the New Year Eve Countdown Fireworks, let 2013 be a fresh, big, bright and soaring high year for you!

Chingay 2012 – Preview

Chingay 2012, a multi-cultural, spectacular, colourful and exciting parade of performers and floats, dazzling in front of your eyes. This year, Chingay 2012 will give all the spectators a very memorable experience with their extensive line up of performances, that is accompanied by lots of water splashing, along a waterway! On 14th Jan 2012, I was invited by Marina Bay Division of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), to the Media Preview of Chingay 2012. I had a great time photographing and documenting my wonderful experiences at the Chingay 2012 full dress rehearsal.

Looking into a brief history of Chingay, it’s all about celebrating multi-cultural diversity and neighbourhood celebrations, dating back to 1973. Over the years, Chingay has progressed and transformed from a community heartlanders celebration and performances, into an international spectacle attracting both locals and international visitors and performers to Chingay in Singapore. Chingay Parade today is a very grand street and floats parade in Asia, showcasing our rich and vibrant multi-cultural society of Singapore, as well as embracing exciting cultures and colours from all over the world.

Chingay 2012 promises to be a splashing spectacular with the theme of “Love, Care and Kindness Everywhere”, it will take you through a very colourful and dazzling performances, encompassing love, harmony, friendship, community diversity and spirit. On the night of Friday, 3 Feb 2012 – Parade Day 1 at 8.30pm or Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 – Parade Day 2 at 8.30pm, coming to you live at the F1 Pit Building (Next to Singapore Flyer), Chingay 2012 will light up the 2 nights!

Here’s some of the Chingay 2012 Highlights 

– Dragon Dramatics

– Beautiful Cultures

– Dreams Realised – Love Our Children

– Engaging as One – Love Our Community

– Triumph Over Challenge – The Grand Finale

Chingay 2012 will be a spectacular performance, with lots of water splashing! The ticketing information is available here on their website. Do purchase your tickets and watch the Chingay 2012 performance live, you can’t beat the feeling of being there in the midst of the performances and celebrations!

Here’s some of the photographs of Chingay 2012 Media Preview – Look forward to seeing you at Chingay 2012 !


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Bukit Timah Railway Station to Holland Road (Bridge)

Not too long ago, there were train operations in Singapore, operated by the KTM and running from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station through Bukit Timah Railway Station before heading up towards Woodlands, across the Causeway and travel into Malaysia. With the agreement between Singapore and Malaysia Governments, the KTM Railway Stations and land space were returned back to Singapore  while the tracks were supposed to be removed and returned back to the Malaysia.

During the period leading up to the return and last day of the KTM Railway operations in Singapore, it gained massive interest and following, from taking photographs, trekking along the railway tracks, reminisce of the olden days, public consultation on the future of the Green Corridor and outcry over the removal of the railway tracks. I would not go too much into the details of the happenings and timeline after the return of the KTM Railway, it can probably become a mini thesis of the happenings and follow-ups, public consultations, exhibitions, discussions between different bodies. I had been documenting, photographing and writing on the Green Corridor as much as I could, do check out my The Green Corridor Collection on Flickr!

Map of the Green Corridor Stretch (Bukit Timah Railway Station to Holland Road)  – Maps attributed to OneMap by SLA, http://www.onemap.sg/index.html and CY Leong.

This Green Corridor is now officially known as the Rail Corridor, while the plans and ideas are currently still in discussion, planning and consultation between different bodies, the public and the government, the final plans for the Rail Corridor is still unknown. Most of the Rail Corridor is currently not yet open to the public again, however, there is a 1.4km stretch of station and railway land open to the public from September 16, southwards from the steel bridge along Bukit Timah Road towards Holland Road, that was announced via Channel News Asia. I had been wanting to walk this stretch and see for myself first hand how the changes were really like after the removal of the tracks, the surroundings. My business, time and other personal commitments stalled my plans, finally, I was able to set aside a bit of my time on Boxing Day, to explore this 1.4km stretch.

First and Foremost, with the removal of the railway tracks, some things once removed it will never be the same again. 

The railway tracks were covered up with soil/earth, grass is growing nicely on top of it, although not as natural as the surrounding flora and fauna, it somehow tries to fit into the greenery and surroundings, considering the factors, it’s quite good actually. There was a concern on the greenery, the wildlife and reserve, known as the Clementi Woodlands, being affected by the removal works. From my trek up and down this 1.4km railway land stretch, the damage (if any) looks minimal, the wildlife can be seen and heard, from the birds chirping away, to the dragonflies and fishes inside the small clear flowing stream and pond.

It’s definitely comforting that this stretch of the Rail Corridor still retains the aura, greenery, tranquil and natural beauty, while it’s a real pity that the railway tracks cannot be retained, I sincerely hope that this Rail Corridor or Green Corridor, will stay as a green belt, a green spine that gives Singapore a outdoor recreational and leisure area, for Singaporeans to remember her railway history, heritage and culture, along with space for trekking, running, walking, nature and wildlife studies, cycling. What exact plans/developments will the Rail Corridor be in the future ? We will know it soon in the next few years to come. Do follow We Support The Green Corridor or the Rail Corridor and look out for the updates!

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