Civic District landmarks and monuments illuminated in red and white to celebrate Singapore National Day 2020.
Another quick pictorial post.
To celebrate Singapore’s 55th birthday, ten historical landmarks in the Civic District will be illuminated in different shades of red and white throughout August.
Red and white, i.e., our national colours. Together with national motifs such as the Five Stars and Crescent.
I took a quick stroll through the district last evening to check these out. Compared to other Singaporean light-ups, especially the festive ones, I’d say the illuminations this time are much more solemn. Naturally, not just because of the occasion, but also because the darned pandemic is still hanging over everything.
There was noticeably lesser human traffic too. This made photography a joy, to be honest. But it also constantly reminded that we are still in the midst of a so-called, crisis of a generation.
Anyway … here are the pictures.
(This excursion replaces my usual Singapore Night Festival posts for this year, I guess. If you haven’t heard, that’s cancelled for this year too. Who’d have imagined an obscure virus in some dingy market would have such appalling, international repercussions …)
Civic District National Day 2020 Light-Up
There was a bit of a comical scene at the National Museum, by the way. There was a small crowd, and everyone was expecting some sort of animated façade projection show.
“Eh bro, got what light show here?”
“Eh don’t have leh. Just static one is it?”
“Maybe the stars will change. Hahahaha! Or maybe got another logo. Dancing one!”
Going by what I could find on YouTube, there is indeed some sort of animation scheduled, though this is nowhere comparable to the elaborate ones created for the Night Festivals. Besides, it didn’t start by 745 pm. And so I left the amused spectators to themselves before the turn of the hour.
The Ten Civic District Landmarks Illuminated for SG55
For your convenience, in case you’re visiting, here are the landmarks illuminated for #SG55. Incidentally, I skipped one, this being Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. All National Day 2020 illuminations also end on Aug 30, 2020.
- The Armenian Church
- Asian Civilisations Museum
- Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
- Central Fire Station
- CHIJMES (Façade only)
- Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
- National Gallery Singapore
- National Museum of Singapore
- The Arts House
- Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
Read my other Festive Celebrations posts.