The 7 Most Exciting Events At The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023



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Bigger and better than ever, the Countdown consists of plenty of fun and exciting activities to look forward to!

As we approach the end of 2022, it is time to welcome the grand return of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown! Here's a list of the 7 most exciting events that you can look forward to!

For live updates on the Marina Bay district on New Year’s Eve, be sure to keep tabs on the official @marinabaysg Instagram page! The page will be sharing important updates and information — such as crowd updates and potential area closures — throughout Saturday, 31 December.

1. STAR ISLAND - An All-New Multi-Sensory Fireworks Musical Extravaganza

Photo Credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

What is a countdown without fireworks? STAR ISLAND, the multi-sensory fireworks musical extravaganza, will be making its comeback at The Float at Marina Bay after a 2-year hiatus!

Get ready for an 80-minute show choreographed to an immersive soundtrack with a new storyline: LIFE — Beyond The Time. It will follow a space and time theme, featuring dazzling performances, pyrotechnics, state-of-the-art technologies, and most importantly, artisanal fireworks ideal for your Instagram feed. 

There will be a special appearance by Sanrio characters, including a live pre-show gig by DJ Hello Kitty who will get fans to move to the beat, a Sanrio-themed family-friendly area, and more!

2. The Great Bay Fiesta

Photo Credit: The Great Bay Fiesta

The Show Master, an entertainment arm of the beloved Uncle Ringo brand, rounds up the year on a high note at The Great Bay Fiesta, an incredible month-long festival packed with an array of exciting activities! 

Gear up and explore the attractions such as The Great Cirque de Cascades, which features international circus stars that are sure to dazzle you with a series of incredible feats, The Great World Carnival, where you can enjoy classic carnival rides and games, as well as The Great Food Fiesta, which presents a delightful selection of speciality fare and delicious street food from both local and international brands.

3. Let’s Celebrate 2023 Countdown Concert

Photo Credit: Let’s Celebrate 2023 Countdown Concert

Photo Credit: Let’s Celebrate 2023 Countdown Concert

Photo Credit: Let’s Celebrate 2023 Countdown Concert

Ring in the new year with some of the brightest names in the local and regional entertainment scene! At Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2023 Countdown Concert, you can expect performances and appearances by names like Yung Raja, Richie Koh, ALYPH, Rahimah Rahim and more. 

Catch their electrifying live performances of these amazing talents during the pre-show, which will also be streamed on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

4. Share The Moment: Light Projections On The Facade Of The Iconic Fullerton Hotel & Merlion

Photo Credit: Cheryl Loh Hui Shan from Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Photo Credit: Nguyen Ngoc Minh Quyen from Lasalle College of The Arts

This December, Singapore’s two most iconic facades, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, will be lit up into a visual feast for the eyes! With Share the Moment, the two buildings will be lit up with a series of colourful and dazzling light projections with the theme “City of Good” - featuring 14 never-before-seen original creations!.  

These projections will feature never-before-seen original artworks by students from local educational institutions, which celebrate acts of giving and depict a vision of Singapore where individuals, organisations and leaders come together to give their best for others. This spectacular showcase is in partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and Giving.sg. 

One such artwork, which will be projected on the façade of the Merlion, took inspiration from community initiatives by food services company Sodexo and North Division Girl Guides’ partnership with Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore), and captures Singapore’s kampong spirit in HDB flats by depicting volunteers giving out food packs to low-income families, and a Girl Guide helping an elderly woman.

Over at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, a myriad of kaleidoscopic colours similarly await. One such artwork is inspired by DBS’s Adopt-A-Hawker Centre initiative, which supported the livelihoods of hawkers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It depicts the spread of love through food, and highlights the diversity of Singapore’s hawker culture through the use of vibrant colours.

Catch the nightly light projections between 8pm and 10.30pm from 26 to 30 December 2023, and between 8pm and 1am on New Year’s Eve.

5. Light Installations at Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

In addition, light installations will be on display nightly from 19 to 31 December along the waterfront promenade adjacent to Marina Boulevard. Presented in collaboration with local philanthropic organisation The Majurity Trust, Brightening Lives 2023 features light installations such as fairy light tunnels and trees festooned with meteor drip lights that are perfect for Instagram shots. These light installations aim to add festive cheer to the Bay.

6. Exciting Performances At Esplanade

Photo Credit: Esplanade

Photo Credit: Esplanade

Photo Credit: Esplanade

Show support to our local acts at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Concourse! From 5 to 31 December 2022, Singapore’s up-and-coming artists and performers — including the likes of KHAi, Owen Li and Heema Izzati — will be putting up exciting performances at Esplanade’s Come Together, a lineup of free programmes. Drop by to find fresh new music for your 2023 playlist! 

For more information on the artists and the full line up throughout the month, visit Esplanade’s website here.

7. After Hours @The Lawn 

With an exciting lineup of food stands, larger-than-life games, and musical entertainment, you’re sure to have a fun time at After Hours @ The Lawn. Best of all, admission is free! Bring along your picnic mats and chill out in the space that offers an incredible view of both the entertainment stage and the fireworks at midnight.

Featuring larger-than-life games, food stalls, entertainment offerings and a designated chill-out zone, this two-day lifestyle event is made for all, from the young to the wise. 

Simply visit the grassy expanse right outside Downtown MRT station on 30 December 2022 (5 to 10pm) and 31 December 2023 (5pm to 12am) to get your New Year’s party started. 

For more details, visit https://www.marinabaycountdown.gov.sg/.



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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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