i Light Singapore 2023: What To Expect, New Locations And Art, And Halal Food Nearby


Syahirah Mazlan •  May 31, 2023

Are you ready for an exciting month of eco-friendly art and dazzling light displays? Look no further than i Light Singapore 2023, which is taking place in Marina Bay, South Beach and Millenia Walk from 1 to 25 June 2023. This year’s theme, A New Wave, centres around the colour blue and invites visitors to reflect on the natural environment and embrace sustainable habits. ? Here are some of the new attractions to look out for:

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How to get to i Light 2023

Getting to the Festival The nearest MRT station to the festival is Bayfront (CE1/DT16) which is located on the Circle and Downtown MRT lines. If you prefer to travel by private hire, you can drop off at the entrance of Marina Bay Link Mall and walk over!

Highlights at i Light 2023

1. Glacier Dreams

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Glacier Dreams is an installation by Istanbul-born artist Rafek Anadol! The mystical art piece is inspired by - you guessed it - glaciers. It's an Instagram-worthy art installation inspired by the natural ice formations. Located at the façade of ArtScience Museum, this piece uses machine learning algorithms to showcase the ever-changing beauty of glaciers as well as the concerning issue of the rising sea levels.

Location: Outside of the ArtScience Museum

2. Trumpet Flowers

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Trumpet Flowers by Sydney-based art collective, Amigo & Amigo, is a whimsical artwork that celebrates the beauty of nature by surrounding visitors with towering flower sculptures ranging from two to 6-metres tall, and inviting them to play with interactive keys to compose a unique sound and light show inspired by their emotions!

Location: Clifford Square

3. Block Party

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Get ready to dance around and witness the magic of the Block Party! This interactive art installation by the Singaporean collective, Plug & Play, showcases how we humans interact with our environment. As you move around and dance, the HDB buildings transform right before your eyes as lush greenery starts to grow around them. It's an experience that will leave you in awe!

Location: Entrance of Marina Bay Link Mall

New locations

4. Bleached

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If you're heading to South Beach, make sure to check out the two amazing artworks created by students. One of them, called Bleached, was created by students from Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media. As you wander through this exhibit, you'll feel like you're walking on the ocean floor surrounded by beautiful "seaweed" and "corals" that have been either upcycled from single-use plastics or made from seaweed bioplastics developed by the artists.

But wait, there's more! These "reefs" actually turn white when they sense movement, representing the devastating impact of degradation on our marine ecosystems. It's a thought-provoking and immersive experience that you won't want to miss!

Location: South Beach Avenue – Level B1M (beside Akira Back)

5. Show III

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Show III is another mesmerizing art piece by students! It's an amazing art installation created by students from James Cook University and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts that you have to see! This exhibit uses audio-visual effects to create a simulated shower experience and gives you a space to reflect and contemplate. It's a great opportunity to think about our water usage habits and the impact they have on the environment. It's definitely worth checking out!

Location: South Beach Main Entrance

6. Prism

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If you're heading over to Millenia Walk, you won't want to miss out on Prism by Malaysian artist Jun Ong. This stunning installation changes throughout the day from a natural light shaft to a radiant display of artificial lighting at night, creating an amazing interplay of colours that'll definitely give you a sense of calm. It's something you don't want to miss out on!

Location: Millenia Walk (The Great Hall)

Halal food nearby

You may start to feel the munchies while walking around or perhaps you're looking to fuel up before the exciting adventure. Here are some of our halal food guides in the area to help you decide where to eat!

Gastro Beats is located in conjunction with iLight. So catch the halal food while on your walk around!

Don't miss out on this spectacular event that combines art, technology and sustainability. Mark your calendars and make your way to i Light Singapore 2023 for an unforgettable experience!

i Light Singapore 2023

Location: South Beach and Millenia Walk

Date & time: 1 - 25 June 2023, 7.30 pm to 11 pm daily