Are you still mulling over a place to do your Countdown later tonight?
Then look further than the Marina Bay.
Because this is where THE best action is going to be at!
Two nights back, I trotted down to the Bay at the stroke of midnight for a first-hand look at how the final show shall unravel come 31 December.
Yup, the hardworking personnel were going through several rounds of technical rehearsals so as to make sure the projection and synchronization of lights would be... to put it simply, steady pom pi pi.
And remember the Wishing Spheres that are floating at the Bay? All 20,000 were magically transformed into a sea of rainbow colours as different lightings were cast upon them.
Believe me, it was really a sight to behold.
I especially loved how the Spheres looked under the lights, and these truly lit up the entire Marina Bay area.
And I even caught a sneak peek at the wonderful lighting effects in the lead-up to the official countdown to 2012.
There wasn't any Fireworks of course, but the light projections and the music score (which will be synchronized with the Fireworks) were enough to give me goosebumps.
If this only represents a fraction of the entire sequence, I can't imagine how spectacular it will truly be come tonight!
So do join us tonight at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2012!
From left: William (http://www.onlywilliam.blogspot.com), Me,
We definitely wouldn't be missing it!
Due to the expected large crowd converging at the Marina Bay area, it is highly recommended to reach before 6pm. There will be lots of free performances scattered around the Bay area, like The Promontory, Events Plaza at MBS and the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. And with Downtown Bites food stalls dotting the Waterfront Promenade, the atmosphere will be carnival-like!
And if you want to secure a good location for the all-important Fireworks spectacular (which is EIGHT minutes long!), see our previous post for some tips: http://cheekiemonkie.blogspot.com/2011/12/best-fireworks-viewing-spots-at-marina.html.
If you are unable to join in the festivity, don't fret. You can still catch all the action via a LIVE webcast at http://www.marina-bay.sg/Countdown2012/live from 11.30pm onwards.
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 (except the group photo) were taken using a Nikon Coolpix P7100.