Bright ideas for family-friendly fun: More breathtaking fireworks at New Year's Eve party

The second edition of the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival kicked off on Saturday and runs until March 24. Last year's event drew 1.4 million visitors and witnessed more than 30 marriage proposals.
The second edition of the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival kicked off on Saturday and runs until March 24. Last year's event drew 1.4 million visitors and witnessed more than 30 marriage proposals. ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
Mr Barnabas Chia, general manager of Pico Pro, riding on the Wave Swinger at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at Bayfront Event Space on Saturday. Pico Pro co-produced the event with The Great European Carnival.
Mr Barnabas Chia, general manager of Pico Pro, riding on the Wave Swinger at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at Bayfront Event Space on Saturday. Pico Pro co-produced the event with The Great European Carnival. ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
A clown entertaining siblings An Jongwon, eight, and An Jeeyoon, 11, with a magic trick at the carnival.
A clown entertaining siblings An Jongwon, eight, and An Jeeyoon, 11, with a magic trick at the carnival.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

Fireworks can bring communities together, says Marina Bay countdown event manager

If you were at the Marina Bay New Year's Eve countdown last year, you would have noticed that the fireworks display was different from those of previous years.

Instead of just one big spectacular show at midnight, there were also minute-long displays every hour from 8pm until midnight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'Bright ideas for family-friendly fun'. Print Edition | Subscribe