CNY light show & Marina Bay Sands' dragon sculptures draw huge crowds

If you were in the area, now you know why it was crowded.

Nigel Chua | February 06, 2024, 09:59 PM



If you didn't already know, the upcoming Chinese New Year marks the year of the dragon.

And that's as good a reason as any to put up three huge dragon sculptures in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (MBS).

The dragons watched over MBS' Chinese New Year light-up event as huge crowds gathered at all available vantage points.

According to MBS' website, the light-up event featured a "medley of festive musical and dance performances" and was scheduled for 7:30pm on Feb. 6.

However, people had already begun taking up their positions from before 7pm.

GIF via video by Lee Wei Lin.

GIF via video by Lee Wei Lin.

Some of those present told Mothership that they had intended to catch the now-postponed dragon drone show originally scheduled for today (Feb. 6) at 8pm.

One said they wanted to soak in some "good luck", and decided to attend the light-up instead.

Multiple lions

The light-up event featured multiple pairs of lion dance performers.

Photo by Lee Wei Lin.

Photo by Lee Wei Lin.

As for the light-up itself?

Catch up on what you missed here:

@mothership.nova ready to receive our angbaos soon 🧧✨ #CNY2024 #tiktoksg #chinesenewyear #yearofdragon #marinabaysands #mbs #lightupcny #whattoplay #thingstodosg #exploresg ♬ dźwięk oryginalny - &lt3

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Top photo via Lee Wei Lin