What a water-ful month!
What did Gardens By The Bay, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and the Singapore Flyer share in common on 22 March? Along with over 20 recognisable landmarks across the island, they were enveloped in a brilliant blue hue as PUB concluded our annual Singapore World Water Day celebrations with a blue bonanza.
At the first ever GoBlue4SG carnival held at Marina Barrage, a crowd of more than 3,500 people dressed in blue were serenaded by local acts Joanna Dong, Tay Kewei and 53A. Food trucks, gaming booths and an energetic dance parade featuring a bevy of Water Wally mascots kept up the excitement levels before the carnival finale – a three-minute fireworks display followed by a movie screening under the stars.
Besides the closing carnival, a range of activities were held throughout the month of March to encourage Singaporeans to do their part to save water. Many of our community partners came on board to show their support towards the water cause by participating in the Walk for Water, each clocking a mileage of approximately 2.4km along the scenic Marina Bay waterfront. Several community-led partner booths were also set up at the Marina Barrage, showcasing the water conservation efforts that they have done collectively as a school or company.
From 1 – 31 March, glass shards lining Orchard Road from ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery were beautifully decorated with artworks created by a group of community artists for PUB’s My Take On Water initiative. These artworks represent their expressions on water, as well as their hope for Singapore’s future of water. There were also interactive pop-up booths set up along Orchard Road where the public were encouraged to pledge their commitment to save water, and in return get a chance to win water wally merchandises at PUB’s very own claw machine.
Singapore World Water Day 2019 would not have been possible without everyone’s support. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has participated in this cause in some way or another. But this is not the end as PUB’s water conservation campaign continues to run throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned for further updates on PUB’s social media platforms!
Remember, the journey to produce clean, wholesome water does not come easy, so let us all do our part to save water and make every drop count!