Light-Ups at six downtown landmarks to welcome National Day 2022.
I begin by saying, never speak too soon. 😛
Two weeks ago, I did a post on the National Museum of Singapore, and I ranted about how there wouldn’t be a National Day landmark light-up this year.
There is one after all, albeit, announced only in late July. Other than the façade light-up that had already started at the NMS, five other downtown landmarks will be illuminated by Singapore’s national colours this month. Most of these landmarks are national monuments too and were illuminated the same way last year.
I read the announcement with “ohs” and “hmms.” I also thought, hey, I’d be having my sweaty National Day downtown walk after all!
And it was indeed sweaty, no thanks to the ultra-high humidity last evening! As for the illuminated landmarks, well, other than the National Museum, all weren’t that different from last year.
Which is not to say this National Day light-up is to be missed. Other than all locations within walking distance from each other, the brilliant red-and-whites are gorgeous under the evening sky.
Welcoming National Day 2022
The six illuminated landmarks are:
- Stamford Arts Centre
- National Design Centre
- Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
- The Cathay
- National Museum of Singapore
- Central Fire Station
It’s a bit of a walk to “hit all” within one evening. A circuitous route too because of The Cathay and the Central Fire Station. My walk took about 90 minutes.
The landmarks are illuminated from Aug 1 to Aug 27, 2022. The official hours are 7.30 pm to midnight.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.