20 light art installations on display at i Light Marina Bay

Horizontal Interference, an installation formed with colourful cords and designed by Katarzyna Malejka and Joachim Slugocki of Poland pictured at the Mist Walk on March 1, 2017.
Horizontal Interference, an installation formed with colourful cords and designed by Katarzyna Malejka and Joachim Slugocki of Poland pictured at the Mist Walk on March 1, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
HYBYCOZO, an installation by Yelena Filipchuk of the USA and Serge Beaulieu (pictured) of Canada on show at Esplanade Waterfront on March 1, 2017.
HYBYCOZO, an installation by Yelena Filipchuk of the USA and Serge Beaulieu (pictured) of Canada on show at Esplanade Waterfront on March 1, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The Colourful Garden of Light by TILT of France pictured at Clifford Square on March 1, 2017.
The Colourful Garden of Light by TILT of France pictured at Clifford Square on March 1, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The Body of the Sea , a projection on the Merlion, by French multidisciplinary art and design team Danny Rose Collective pictured on March 1, 2017.
The Body of the Sea , a projection on the Merlion, by French multidisciplinary art and design team Danny Rose Collective pictured on March 1, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Twenty light art installations by Singaporean and international artists will light up the Marina Bay area at this year's annual sustainable light art festival.

The i Light Marina Bay, in its fifth edition, returns with dazzling hues at three hubs from March 3 to 26.

A media preview on Wednesday (March 1) night showed colourful lights playing off structures at the Marina Bay area including the ArtScience museum and the Merlion.

The festival opens on Friday (March 3) with the unveiling of an art installation called Ocean Pavilion, which is made up of more than 25,000 repurposed Evian water bottles.

It was put together by 300 primary and secondary school students and volunteers from the Yellow Ribbon Project.

This year's overall theme is Light & Nature, with three hubs focusing on related themes. The Fantastical World of eco.me focuses on sustainability-themed activities, Art-Zoo on imaginative play and GastroBeats on food and music.

Admission to the Marina Bay Waterfront is free, although charges apply for some attractions.

The light shows are on from 7.30pm to 11pm, ending an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays.

Other than light shows and exhibits, festival-goers can also visit a recycling and upcycling marketplace, an urban farming showcase and a giant inflatable playground. There will also be live music performances.

Festival curator Randy Chan previously told The Straits Times that this year's festival "explores the relationship of light with nature and the city - a theme that fits in with the backdrop of the garden city we live in".

The event, which is presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), promotes sustainability and the importance of being environmentally friendly.

The 2016 edition saw 742,000 visitors.