12.30.2012

Prelude to Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013




Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013
Views from Daddy M

As the official blogger for Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013, I was invited to the technical rehearsal for the lights and sounds sans fireworks in preparation for the big night ahead. The venue would be at the Esplanade.


Concert @ Celebrate December
There was a concert performance for Celebrate December at the Esplanade. I was amazed by the atmoshpere with the lighted wishing spheres as the background. This is certainly the place to be to get up close and personal with the New Year Eve celebration.
Can you spot the command center?
I was there at the event with fellow official blogger Darren from Darren Bloggie. We were bought to the rooftop of the Esplanade where the command center was located. We met up with George Panait who is in charge of the lights. He is the main man behind the magical lights and had been on this role for the last 4 years.
The command center
We were treated to a change of lights projected on the Wishing Spheres. This would be part of the actual day show together with the fireworks.
Glowing wishing spheres
I even spotted a familiar sight from across the bay. The skydancers from GoFlykite.
Read about our experiences with GoFlyKite as part of this Marina Bay Countdown experience.
Skydancers in the background
The sight of the ever changing lights on the wishing spheres is a sight to behold. I would imagine that the 8 minutes long fireworks for the night would be a spectacular sight.
Merlion Park
We would like to take this opportunity to give recognition to those who will make this countdown a reality and a memorable event. Kudos to the Creative team as follows :

Artistic Director : Benson Puah 

Fireworks Choreography: Ronnie Wee  

Lighting Design : George Panait  

Fireworks Music

Iskandar Ismail, composer
Sunny Wong, erhu
Liu Jiang, suona
Riduan Zalani, malay percussion
Gani Abdul Karim, malay vocal chant
Rajandra s/o Vadivale, indian flute
Moira Loh, soprano

Countdown on GPS time
Do note if you are following the countdown, you may want to adjust your watches to GPS time as we were told this is what the start of the fireworks will be based upon.
Bay of  Hope and Light
Be at the Bay of hope and light on New Year Eve to witness Singapore's most spectacular Fireworks show for the year. There are parties line up around Marina Bay. Most performances are complimentary for the night. For more information, refer to Marina Bay Countdown activities listing

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown @ Esplanade
You can also refer to our A to Z guide on Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013 for useful tips and information for the big event.
Performances awaits
Do not fret if you could not get a seat as the crowd could swell to 500 000 for the night. There will be pockets of spaces with projectors that will screen some footage along Esplanade.

As for us, we will be located at the Esplanade for the night. Do wave and say hi if you spot us!
Esplanade
Only 1 more day to the countdown event.
To get a feel of what to expect, follow our epic journey to the Countdown

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013

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1 comment:

  1. These are lovely pictures. See some of these in my camera's perspective. http://moment.me/n/307664

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