A Countdown is hardly a Countdown if there isn't any Fireworks to add to the celebration mood.
And this year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012 ups the ante with a special choreography of a dazzling Fireworks display, accompanied by its newly commissioned music.
|Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board|
This year's Countdown Fireworks will be set set off from octagonal-shaped pontoons moored in the Marina Bay waters to allow spectators in every corner of the Bay to enjoy a stunning pyrotechnic display. And complementing the various formations of Fireworks that rocket through the sky, there will also be more low-level Fireworks skipping over the surface of the Bay to create a really 'closer' personal experience.
Wow! I think my monkies will definitely enjoy the Fireworks... if they can keep awake. Heh.
And with such a special formation for the Fireworks this year, there will be lots of Vantage points around the Marina Bay area to catch them.
Click on the above map to see the recommended Fireworks-viewing sites, which are highlighted in dark slate blue.
The areas are Clifford Square, One Fullerton, Merlion Park, Esplanade Park, Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade, Esplanade Waterfront, Steps of Marina Square, F1 Track next to Singapore Flyer, Youth Olympic Park, The Helix, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, The Promontory @Marina Bay and The Lawn @ Marina Bay.
There will be a specially commissioned music score composed by Cultural Medallion winner, musician and composer Mr. Iskandar Ismail which will be played in synchronization with the Fireworks display. And new to this year's Fireworks music will be the addition of vocals by soprano Khor Ai Ming and the CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) children's choir.
And in line with the true Singapore spirit, I think one would have to go early to grab a good viewing spot at the Marina Bay.
Erm, like really really early?
Let's say hello to 2012 in style!
Get your latest Countdown 2012 updates with the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012 Official bloggers here: http://www.marinabaycountdown.sg/blog/
For more information about the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012, visit http://www.marinabaycountdown.sg/ or 'like' Marina Bay's Fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/marinabaysg.
*All photos were taken using a Nikon Coolpix P7100.