Since its inception in 2005, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC) has become the nation’s largest and most spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration.
Proudly presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the event hopes to create a New Year’s Eve tradition that is unique to Singapore and offers an opportunity for the community to bond in a meaningful way.
Themed “Bay of Hopes and Dreams”, the MBSC this year will also see event partners and stakeholders around the precinct coming together to join in the season of giving to those in need. This will take the form of a charity event, Santa Run for Wishes, organised by Make-A-Wish Foundation and introduction of a MBSC Charity Trail powered by the LocoMole app.
As a tradition, URA continues to invite members of the public to pen their wishes for the New Year online. Overseas Singaporeans and friends of Singapore can also be part of this meaningful celebration by penning their wishes here.
While most of the activities around the bay are non-ticketed, The Picnic & Fireworks Viewing held at The Float @ Marina Bay is a ticketed zone with special programmes and offers an unobstructed view of the spectacular fireworks display. You may refer to the individual event listing here.
This year’s countdown sequence begins one minute before midnight on 31 December 2017, projected on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, leading into a 6-minute fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.
There will be a series of exciting programmes at Marina Bay and Civic District, catered for people from all ages. A line-up of family friendly activities await at the Civic District or the public can choose to visit the The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival or The Picnic & Fireworks Viewing at the Bay. Click here to find out more. There will also be hourly projection mapping displays and fireworks showcase from 8pm onwards to keep the crowds entertained.
Members of the public may submit their wishes online here and these wishes will be displayed on the MBSC website. Alternatively, you can take part in the MBSC Charity Trail and submit your wishes via the LocoMole app at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s hotspot. Wishes will be selected at random to be projected on The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s façade, and might be subject to refinement for the purpose of public presentation.
The MBSC Charity Trail, powered by the LocoMole App, is a walking trail that allows you to explore hotspots around Marina Bay, complete challenges at dedicated stations and win rewards, while learning about the various charities that the stakeholders adopt. You can then choose to further the cause by either making a donation or sign up as a volunteer at the charity organisation. This is to encourage members of the public to join in the season of giving to do your part to help those in need.
You may download the free LocoMole app via the following links:
Apple App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locomole/id1139742482?mt=8
The beneficiaries are Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore, REACH Community Services Society, Esplanade, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), SG Enable, Students Care Service, and Lions Befrienders.
Hotspots include The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), DBS at MBFC Tower 3, and Prudential at Marina One.