The Guest of Honour: Minister of Japanese Embassy, Mr. Yamamoto.
The event was free of charge and open to everyone . The event allowed us all to indulge in lantern making at the candle kiosk and for everyone to enjoy an evening by the light of the flickering candle.
This year, the Lighting Detectives together with all the participants lit the Merlion Park using candles within hand-made lanterns and environmentally friendly lanterns!
Participating cafes and restaurants along the waterfront were also involved and were lit up with specially designed candles and lanterns in their outdoor seating areas. Using recycled materials as the principal theme, lanterns crafted out of plastic bottles, cups and even crab shells were displayed at Marina Bay.
If you missed Candle Night 2011 - watch for it in 2012!
Candle night is an environmental and energy conservation event that encourages people to turn off the lights for few hours and spend slow and quiet time. The concept started in a well-known street of Tokyo‘s Omotesando district in 2005 and now has grown to be an international event. The Lighting Detectives together with public participants will light up the Merlion Park and promenade along One Fullerton using lanterns and candle installations. Bring along your own lanterns or show up at the Candle Kiosk to create lanterns out of recyclable materials on the spot! Be a part of the Candle Parade along the Promenade with students from Singapore and Japan.
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Thank you to Juliana Tan and Marina Bay Singapore for the kind invitation to the Candle Night event. It truly was a wonderful evening for everyone!