I was lucky enough to be invited for the media preview of Light of Spring event.
The grand entrance to the Lights of Spring.
This Lunar New Year, family and friends can enjoy Sentosa in a whole new light with Sentosa Lights of Spring, the island resort’s first night-time lighting event. The event, which will be held over nine nights to usher in the Year of the Tiger, kicks off on 13 February 2010.
“Woven around the theme ‘Circle of Life’, the collection of light displays and creative light projections will transform the event grounds into a magical experience that will charm both young and old,” says Jimmy Wong, Events Director, Sentosa Leisure Group. “With this night-based event, we want families to come together during the festive season and enjoy the variety of attractions and leisure offerings at Sentosa, while they capture their happy moments together against a backdrop of
The event will take place at Imbiah Lookout – Sentosa’s attractions cluster where history, nature and adventure meet – and the Merlion Walk. Both venues will be transformed into an enchanted land filled with a medley of colours and brilliant fairy lights. One light display that will thrill both the young and old is a series of light sculptures in the form of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs at the
Images of Singapore forecourt and the Merlion Plaza. Each Zodiac character has been handcrafted from rattan and wire mesh, and interwoven with fairy lights.
At 45-minute intervals every night, guests at the Merlion Plaza will be treated to a stunning light and sound show featuring a cinematic display of shapes, images and colours on the façade of the iconic Merlion.
Guests can also capture memorable photo moments with their loved ones against the backdrop of various light sculptures and displays around the event grounds. ‘Happy Family’ comprises a family of tiger sculptures that will be brought to life through the creative use of lights, while ‘Rings of Enchantment’ features ten light rings illuminated in vivid colours that represent popular wishes for the New Year – Happiness, Health, Abundance, Love, Harmony, Togetherness, Wealth, Longevity, Knowledge, and Peace.
My sign, yes i am The Rat!
Couples will be able to pose for photos in the ‘Language of Love’, a beautiful Victorian garden pavilion, while parents can get photos of their kids pulling on the bell cords in the ‘Bells of Prosperity’ hanging floral bouquets display to ring in the New Year.
Guests can also enjoy performances by a trio of musicians with instruments rarely seen in Singapore and interact with stilt-walkers dressed as the God of Fortune, Rainbow Walker and Cupid as they stroll around the event grounds.
So head down with your loved ones to Asia’s favourite playground and watch it light up in a kaleidoscope of colours and textures this Lunar New Year.
Imbiah Lookout and Merlion Walk, Sentosa.
Nearest MRT station: HarbourFront. 13 to 21 February 2010, 7.00pm – 10.30pm.
Fee: Free event admission (island admission payable separately).
Tel: 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672) or visit www.sentosa.com.sg