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.