The Singapore skyline turned into a dazzling blue cityscape on Sunday, 22 March, with over 35 landmarks and bridges lighting up in blue to commemorate World Water Day. 22 March is the day designated by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of water and water sustainability.
Among the 35 participating landmarks and bridges, 15 were new to the “City Turns Blue” initiative – these included ION Orchard, Plaza Singapura and Suntec City. This year also saw more buildings in the heartlands taking part in the initiative, with Jurong Point, Nee Soon East Community Club and Our Tampines Hub joining in.
Water B, which has tour boats along the Singapore River, also supported the water cause for the first time by jazzing their boats up in blue lights. The Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in Manhattan, New York also participated for the second consecutive year by lighting up the Singapore Chancery building in blue on 22 March.
‘City Turns Blue’ is a signature event of the #GoBlue4SG movement, a nation-wide initiative in the month of March which aims to rally all Singaporeans and businesses to support the water cause through simple acts.