Launch of the Singapore Bicentennial
Discover four events that kick-start this unique commemoration of our history. Interact with a landscape of lights that reveal stories at i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition. Get fresh perspectives on our past at Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes. Travel back to early Singapore using an augmented reality app, BalikSG. And uncover the legacy of a key historical figure at Raffles in Southeast Asia – Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman.
The 2019 special edition entitled i Light Singapore: Bridges of Time will extend beyond the Marina Bay waterfront to the Civic District and Singapore River. It features interactive light art installations from around the world.
This festival reflects on Singapore’s journey and examines key moments in our 700-year history through memories and stories found in the Civic District – the site where Singapore's history, architecture and cultural heritage began.
Embark on an augmented reality experience journey along the Singapore River to revisit significant events in our history and meet the early settlers who called Singapore home.
This exhibition, co-curated with the British Museum and in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial, presents a multilayered picture of Raffles where his legacy is more complex than often understood.