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This weekend, if you were to head into town in the evenings, you would notice something different about Singapore's bright and vibrant cityscape.
And, no, you've not time-travelled to some futuristic version of the CBD.
From Mar. 18 (Sat) to Mar. 22 (Wed), 54 prominent buildings and landmarks across the island will light up in blue in the evening, as part of national water agency PUB's water conservation campaign "Make Every Drop Count".
In addition, shoppers can look forward to more than 70 deals offered by participating retailers in support of water sustainability.
City Turns Blue
The light-up event, called "City Turns Blue", also commemorates World Water Day which falls on Mar. 22.
You will be able to spot blue-themed hues on the facades of office buildings like Millenia Tower and
Futurama Furama City Centre.
Shopping malls in Singapore's premiere shopping district will be part of the light-up too, including malls like ION Orchard, Wisma Atria, and Orchard Gateway.
Participating landmarks include tourist destinations such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer.
Gardens by the Bay will be particularly mesmerising with its blue hues, like a scene out of the most recent "Avatar" movie.
For those who aren't planning to make a trip downtown, you can check out these heartland buildings which are participating in the campaign as well:
- Our Tampines Hub (Tampines)
- Century Square (Tampines)
- Northpoint City (Yishun)
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Yishun)
- Singapore Sports Hub (Kallang)
PUB explained that the buildings are merely turning their existing lights blue, and this will not result in extra expenditure of electricity.
Perhaps it is fitting that these futuristic light displays are part of a campaign to create a more sustainable future through water conservation.
To support the campaign, you can share your photos of the light-up on social media with the hashtags #GoBlue4SG and #MakeEveryDropCount.
The "Make Every Drop Count" campaign will also feature more than 70 deals ranging from lifestyle to F&B and electronics.
Suitably, most of the deals are blue-themed.
Dunkin Donuts will be selling blueberry donuts in the shape of water droplets, to promote water sustainability. They will be available from Mar. 17 to Mar. 22.
Waterfall Lounge at Furama Riverfront will be launching a series of blue-themed cocktails and mocktails, from Mar. 20 - Mar. 24, to celebrate World Water Day.
Through these efforts, as well as other activities conducted by businesses and educational institutions, PUB hopes to encourage individuals and businesses to reduce their water consumption.
"Just with simple water-saving actions, we can all come together to ensure a sustainable future for our earth, our home," it stated.
For more information on the light displays and promotions, check out PUB’s ‘Make Every Drop Count’ campaign website here.
Top image via PUB.
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