Some Earth Hour events and activities around the island


Visitors will get to catch a dramatic laser show at the Singapore Flyer, as well as performances by local artists such as Dru Chen, Inch Chua and Shigga Shay, as part of this year's Earth Hour celebrations.

The festivities start at 5pm tomorrow and end at 10.30pm.


All light installations will be switched off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in support of Earth Hour tomorrow.

From now till Sunday, visitors can exchange their used incandescent light bulbs for new energy-saving LED light bulbs.

Those who take a train or bus to the festival stand a chance to win an ez-link card with $28 value in a daily lucky draw.


The hotel's buffet restaurant, Carousel, will be serving dishes with vegetables grown on its rooftop for dinner tomorrow.

By reducing the farm-to-table distance, this helps to reduce the carbon footprint involved in transporting the vegetables.

Messages about Earth Hour will also be shared on television screens around the hotel.

Guests will be encouraged to take part by switching off their unused electronic devices and lights in their rooms.

All non-essential lights around the hotel will be switched off during Earth Hour.


Sentosa and its island partners will be switching off all non-essential lighting at Sentosa landmarks and Faber Peak Singapore during Earth Hour.

The Sentosa Merlion, Sentosa Boardwalk, the Gateway towers and Sentosa Cove Village will "go dark" in support of the movement. All attractions will remain open during their regular operating hours.

As for AsiaMalls, it will be switching off non-essential lights in its six malls (Century Square, Hougang Mall, Liang Court, Tampines 1, Tiong Bahru Plaza and White Sands) from 8.30pm, as it has been doing since Monday.

This will save approximately 7,108 kilowatt hours - equivalent to the energy consumption of a three-room Housing Board flat in two years.


CapitaStar members stand a chance to win CapitaStar dollars by participating in a special Earth Hour quiz that will be launched tomorrow at 8.30pm.

Members will have to enter a keyword into Sparkle, the fully automated artificial intelligence chatbot that resides in the CapitaStar app. Those who correctly answer Sparkle's question before the quiz closes at 11.59pm that day stand to win CapitaStar dollars.

One million CapitaStar dollars will be up for grabs.

Carolyn Khew

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2017, with the headline 'Some Earth Hour events and activities around the island'. Print Edition | Subscribe