Luxury boutique hotel The Scarlet Singapore to switch off non-essential lighting for Earth Hour

The Scarlet Singapore.
The Scarlet Singapore.PHOTO: URA

SINGAPORE - During Earth Hour this Saturday evening (March 19), luxury boutique hotel The Scarlet Singapore will switch off its facade, balcony and other non-essential lighting.

From 8.30pm to 9.30pm, it will also raise its air-conditioning temperatures in public areas from 23 deg C to 27 deg C, the hotel said in a media release on Wednesday (March 16).

"Guests will also be encouraged to participate by turning off all non-essential lights, television and other electronic equipment to support this cause," it said. The lighting at staff areas will also be dimmed for the whole of Saturday.

To raise awareness of water conservation, the hotel said it will not be changing guest bedroom and bathroom linen on Saturday unless requested.

Earth Hour is an annual global environmental event - organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - in which individuals, communities, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.