Wishing Sphere : Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013

Wishing Sphere Project
Have you heard about the wishing sphere project?

Starting since 2005, this is the 8th year where the wishing spheres will make its appearance. It has become a tradition and a permanent feature of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown growing from a modest 2500 spheres to 20000 spheres for this event.

This year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown celebrates the importance of Gratitude.

The penning of New Year wishes can be done at 27 wishing stations located across the island . Marina Bay invite all to look back to the past, review their present and put down their appreciation for life's many blessings.

All 20,000 spheres collected and sign will be floated in the Bay of Hope and Light.

Official Bloggers : The Wacky Duo

We started on our journey as Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Official Blogger with the notion of seeking a wishing sphere to pen down our hopes.

One Fullerton

Do note the dates and timing available. Our initial destination was at Esplanade. However we were there early at 4pm while the signing starts at 6pm (no thanks to Daddy's efficient planning) Nevertheless our spirits were not dampen as there is another wishing station nearby at One Fullerton. Luckily we had our trusty scooters with us.We made it across Esplanade Bridge in the jiffy to reach the gates of One Fullerton where the majestic Merlion stands guard at the Singapore River.

I love Marina Bay
We spotted the sphere signing not too far away from the Merlion. Do note, depending on weather, the signing location in One Fullerton may vary. In case of rain, do look for them at Level 1. they are there from Friday to Sunday at 10am-10 pm till 16 Dec 2012

The wishing Station
It would not be hard to spot the wishing stations as they are manned by volunteers in black. In addition, one should not miss the Balls of spheres perched on futuristic stands. They resemble a prop from Star Trek and that itself is good enough to attract attention to them.

Draw a wish
You can pen a wish in any form you wish. We spotted a drawing of people partying. Presumably the artist is in a party mood for the countdown ahead.

Daddy making a wish
Daddy decided that he would pen his wish down on behalf of thewackyduo.com

Penning a wish
Not to be outdone, I decided to get in the act as well.

My wish for 2013
I wish for 'Happy Love' with a smiling face from me.

Happy Love
I wanted to toss the sphere in the river, but I was told that these spheres will be install and anchor by a professional. So if you are thinking about floating your own sphere, please disregard the idea.

We will be bringing you the behind the scenes updates such as sphere installation on a later date.

Wishing Brothers
With our mission accomplished, we headed back to Esplanade for a twirl around the park

Back to Esplanade
There are some spheres in the river now, however it is only half filled. Come Dec 31st, the number will grow to 20,000.

They will be lit and this is what they will look like on Countdown night.

Wishing Spheres on countdown night

Wishing Stations
The wishing stations can be located at Malls, libraries, selected school, selected locations islandwide. There are a total of 27 wishing stations for you to choose.
The list is as follows


30 Nov - 16 Dec 2012 , 10 am-10pm Daily

  • Changi City Points, B1 near Cold Storage
  • City Link Mall, B1 opposite TCC
  • Compass Point Shopping Centre,L!
  • Jcube, L2
  • Millenia Walk, South Entrance
  • The Shoppes at Marina bay Sands, near B1 Concierge
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza L2
30 Nov- 16 dec 2012, Various Timing

  • One Fullerton L1, Fri -Sun 10 am-10pm
  • Singapore Flyer, near Ya Kun, Fri-Sun, 10 am to 10 pm
  • Causeway Point, L1, Daily, 1030am-1030pm
  • Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, L1, Daily, 12pm-10pm
  • The Cathay, L1, Daily, 12pm-10pm
5-16th Dec, 10am-10pm

  • Bedok Point, L1,Daily
30 Nov 16 Dec, 12pm-8pm, Daily

  • Central Public Library
  • Jurong Regional Library
  • Serangoon Public Library
  • Tampines regional Library
  • Woodlands Regional Library


  • Temasek Polytechic 28 Nov - 10 Dec 2012, 9am-530pm, Mon-Fri
  • Republic Polytechnic 19 -30 Nov 2012, 9am-530pm, Mon-Fri
Other Venues

  • Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay , 30 Nov 023 Dec 2012, 6pm-10pm Daily
(Esplanade Concourse and Esplanade Outdoor Theatre)
  • Asian Square, L1 , 30 Nov-7 DEc 2012, 11am-3om, Mon-Fri
  • The URA Centre 30 Nov-16th Dec 2012, 12pm-2pm, Mon-Fri
  • Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, DBS, L3, 10-14 Dec 2012, 11am-3pm, Mon-Fri
  • Singapore Visitors Centre@ Orchard, 30 Nov-16 dec 2012, 930am-1030pm, Daily
In Addition to the Wishing Stations, there will be sphere roaming at Orchard, Toa Payoh, Esplanade and Nex on 1, 2, 8 and 9th Dec.

Wishing Sphere
We would like to wish all readers Love, Peace and Happiness for 2013!
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  1. Singapore visitor centre is not one of the wishing station I went all the way this morning for nothing!!! You should do your research before posting anything here you untrustworthy blogger!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi there . Thanks for visiting us. we were last year official blogger. for this year , the event is represened by another group of bloggers. You might have mistaken us for 2014 bloggers. Hopefully this will change your view on us being untrustworthy. have a good day :)