Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2015 – VWOs: Launch of Wishing Spheres

In my first post on Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2015, I shared about one of the major activities which is the floating red and white wishing spheres you can see on the river in commemoration of SG50.

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Jointly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the 10th edition of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown will usher in Singapore’s Golden Jubilee with more wishes collected on a record 25,000 wishing spheres that is now set afloat in Marina Bay. Five thousand red spheres will be included for the first time to form a giant number ‘50’ in the Bay. I went down to Esplanade to pen my wishes on the wishing spheres and last Friday was also the launch of the wishing spheres by various Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs) in Singapore.

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I’m glad to be there to witness the meaningful event, seeing that many smiles were brought to the people’s faces.

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Esplanade’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Benson Puah, as well as GE’s CEO, Dr Khoo Kah Siang,were present along with other 200 VWOs members.

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They signed the wishing spheres, followed by a symbolic launch of spheres into the water as per the annual tradition.

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The VWOs were also treated to dinner and enjoy Celebrate December performances as part of Esplanade’s countdown programme. 

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2015 kicks off the SG50 festivities by bringing people from all walks of life together in a night of celebration. We invite everyone to join us and together, watch the Bay area come alive as we usher in the New Year and the start of Singapore’s golden jubilee. As we wish for an even brighter future, we hope that everyone appreciates the specialness of what we have as a young nation and what is precious in our lives.” – Mr. Benson Phuah

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Love her message that’s written on the sphere! 

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It was truly a beautiful sight to see people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race or religion where Singaporeans come together as one.

That evening after work the weather was great, I took a stroll from my workplace to Esplanade and enjoyed the view tremendously. Many of the spheres were already floating on the water.  When I approached the outdoor theatre, the staff were cleaning the spheres as it was raining heavily earlier.

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Despite the wet floors, there were still many who took time to write their well wishes for SG50, including this adorable pair of grandma & granddaughter!

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Have you see this giant poster/display at CityLink Mall?

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If you did, you will know that the MBSC has an exciting lineup of programmes this year to welcome our Golden Jubilee!!! 9 days to countdown,10 days to 2015 everybody!! I will try my best to share more on each of them in my upcoming posts! Until then, go pen a wish TODAY and TOMORROW! 🙂

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If you want to be part of the Wishing Sphere project, this is your last chance to pen your wishes at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre as well as the Esplanade Concourse area today (22 December) and tomorrow (23 December)! 

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