To commemorate World Water Day on 22 March, the city skyline will be awash in a sea of blue this weekend as Singapore signals its commitment to water sustainability. National Water Agency PUB’s signature ‘City Turns Blue’ initiative will see a record 44 prominent landmarks and buildings such as the Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands illuminated in dazzling blue.
This year, 10 new buildings – including the Singapore Sports Hub, the recently opened Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant and e-commerce firm Shopee’s regional headquarters building at Science Park have joined this meaningful initiative. The public are encouraged to post photos of their favourite blue locations on social media with the hashtags #GoBlue4SG and #MakeEveryDropCount.
Canon Singapore has also partnered PUB to run a photo contest from 18 to 25 March to rally community photographers to capture the ‘City Turns Blue’ event. Well-known photographer Jimmy Chan, who specialises in urban landscape photography will lead a photography outing with a small group of members from Canon’s photography community, Electro-Optical System (EOS) World, on 20 March to capture the light-up. Five lucky winners of the ‘City Turns Blue’ Social Media Contest will walk away with prizes worth S$159, sponsored by PUB.
Throughout the month of March, PUB’s signature #GoBlue4SG movement has rallied the local community and businesses to support the water cause in their own special ways.
More than 400 partners have come on board this year in celebration of Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) 2021. Some 50 retailers are offering blue-themed promotions and deals this month, and over 70 schools have joined our Water Wednesdays programme to organise water-themed activities every Wednesday in March to inculcate good water saving habits in the students.
For more information on #GoBlue4SG movement, please visit: www.makeeverydropcount.sg.
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