S'pore landmarks turn blue to mark World Water Day

Cavenagh Bridge in the Central Business District lit up in blue yesterday under national water agency PUB's City Turns Blue initiative.
Cavenagh Bridge in the Central Business District lit up in blue yesterday under national water agency PUB's City Turns Blue initiative.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Cavenagh Bridge in the Central Business District lit up in blue yesterday under national water agency PUB's City Turns Blue initiative.
Also lit in blue were the Esplanade rooftop and Marina Bay Sands (above); Jurong Point; the canopy at South Beach; and the entrance to Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Cavenagh Bridge in the Central Business District lit up in blue yesterday under national water agency PUB's City Turns Blue initiative.
Also lit in blue were the Esplanade rooftop and Marina Bay Sands; Jurong Point (above); the canopy at South Beach; and the entrance to Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Also lit in blue were (clockwise from above) the Esplanade rooftop and Marina Bay Sands; Jurong Point; the canopy at South Beach; and the entrance to Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.
Also lit in blue were the Esplanade rooftop and Marina Bay Sands; Jurong Point; the canopy at South Beach (above); and the entrance to Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Cavenagh Bridge in the Central Business District lit up in blue yesterday under national water agency PUB's City Turns Blue initiative.
Also lit in blue were the Esplanade rooftop and Marina Bay Sands; Jurong Point; the canopy at South Beach; and the entrance to Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (above).ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

From Gardens by the Bay to the Helix Bridge to the Esplanade, 39 local landmarks were lit up in blue to mark World Water Day yesterday.

The light-up came under national water agency PUB's City Turns Blue initiative, started in 2014, to show Singapore's commitment towards water sustainability and its support for water conservation.

Among the 39 landmarks were 15 that were joining in the initiative for the first time, including Ion Orchard, Plaza Singapura as well as Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, along with Nee Soon East Community Club, Jurong Point and Our Tampines Hub in the heartland.

The landmarks were lit up in the evenings from Friday to yesterday.

Tour boats run by Water B were also adorned in blue lights as they sailed down the Singapore River.

The Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in Manhattan, New York, also lit up the Singapore Chancery building in blue for the second consecutive year.

The UN designated March 22 as World Water Day as a reminder that water is a critical resource that should be cherished and protected.

  • 39

    Number of local landmarks that were lit up in blue.

Last year, 30 local landmarks were bathed in blue, including Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and White Sands shopping mall.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore landmarks turn blue to mark World Water Day'. Print Edition | Subscribe