Category Archives: Festival
The Singapore Garden Festival is held once every 2 years . This is the 4th time that Singapore is holding the festival with the first being in the year 2006 .
Singapore Garden Festival | A Global Showcase
The Singapore Garden Festival has attracted many award winning garden and floral designers from all over the world under ONE roof . This year , there are 40 international garden and floral designers from 20 countries . To allow more visitors to the Singapore Garden festival , the festival has been extended by 1 more day to nine instead of the standard 8 , covering 2 weekends . There are 3 new additions to this year’s festival , the Balcony Gardens , The Table series and Land art display
Singapore Garden Festival | Fantasy Gardens
Designer : Alex Bartlett & Robert Boltman (Canada)
Concept :The Canada’s northern territories are fast changing due to the effects of climate change . The Inuit people of Canada rely on their ancient knowledge and wisdom passed from their forefathers . The Garden pays homage to the traditional skills and artistry of the Inuit culture . The Igloo was made of locally available resources and material to create warm , wind proof shelter for the nomadic people . The creation is to demonstrate how traditional methods and ways can still be relevant in our modern world today
Northern Light won the Silver Award in this year Singapore Garden Festival
Designer : Damian Tang (Singapore)
Concept : Inspired by children’s love for fairy tales , this garden strives to create an experience that leaves us in anticipation of the next magical moment . There are so many stories to tell and so many things to see in this wonderful garden that is artistically done with alot of special moments to remember .
The “Garden of Tales” won 2 GOLD awards in this Festival .There are so much to see in this garden that is filled with childhood fairy tales . You get to see Red Riding Hood , Thumbelina , The 7 dwarfs , Pinnochio , Alice in Wonderland and many other bedtime stories . Children would love them . With so much level of details and effort put in , no wonder it won the GOLD awards in this year Singapore Garden Festival . Good job to the Damian tang and his team !!
Designer : John Cullen (U.S.A) .
Luminiscent Perspective won a GOLD in Singapore Garden Festival
Garden of Hearts
Designer : Wang XiangRong (China)
Designer : Danny Kamo & Andy Ellis (New Zealand)
Designer : Eliam Eng (Singapore) .
“Upturned Splendour” illuminates the power we have to see and create beauty in the unlikeliest situations ; the same power , to live in harmony with Nature , that we should master , not abuse
Singapore Garden Festival | Landscape Gardens
Designer : John Tan Chee Hian (Singapore)
The Open to Nature won the SILVER Medal Award in the Singapore Garden Festival 2012
Designer : Paul Martin (Ireland)
Concept :Contemporary in style , the garden aims to show that as we journey through life , there are many wonderful sights along the way . We exist in nature , and with nature , and if we look after her , our journey will be a memorable and beautiful one
Path of Life won the GOLD Medal for this year Singapore Garden Festival 2012
Designer : Sarah Eberle (United Kingdom)
Continental Drift won the Gold Medal this year . This Garden aim to be an exciting visual exhibit which address the issue og habitat and environmental concerns
Designer : Koji Ninomiya (Japan)
Fu-Chi-Tei is a Silver Medalist in The Singapore Garden Festival 2012 . This garden is base on Japanese Philosophy which incorporates Buddhism , Shintoism , Yin-Yang principles , Taoism and the Japanese concept of nature . Fi-Chi-Tei invites allto embark on a journey to the pure land where you can seek inner peace
Designer : Fumiko Sano (Singapore)
Concept : A Silver Medalist , this garden aims to encourage public participation in the discover of Singapore cultural landscape
Designer : Andy Sturgeon (United Kingdom)
This garden acknowledges that man can make an intervention in nature but cannot conquer it . Ultimately nature gets the Upper Hand . There has to be an equilibrium and balance between man and his environment.
The garden is inspired by the Barcelona pavilion of Mies Van der Rohe .
Upper Hand won 2 GOLD medals in the Singapore Garden Festival 2012
Singapore Garden Festival | Floral Windows to the world
Designer : Harijanto Setiawan (Floral Designers Society Singapore)
The “Floral Kaleidoscope” won the GOLD in the Floral Windows to the World category in Singapore Garden Festival 2012 . Make use of lightings to good effects
Emblem of Resilience
Designer : Irene Hee (Floriculture Association of Singapore)
Designer : Zita Elze (Brazil)
Designer : Brigitte Heinrichs (Germany)
Designer : Mark Pampling (Australia)
Fountain of Life
Designer : Anson Low (Singapore)
Circle of Dreams
Web of Life
Designer : Pirjo Koppi (Finland)
I Can Fly
Designer : Alex Choi (Korea)
Designer : Max van de Sluis (The Netherlands)
The Incredible Lightness of Being
Designer : Per Benjamin (Sweden)
Singapore Garden Festival | Balcony Gardens
This is meant for apartment dwellers where there are many ideas and tips to showcase the balcony gardens . Many design themes are available along with the types of plants that are easy to maintain and to take care of in this Garden Festival .
This focus on table arrangement where visitors get to know what types of plants and accessories are required to make a make a well decorated table for whatever occasions .
Singapore Garden Festival | Flower arrangement
Singapore Garden Festival | Land Art
In this series , one gets to see how to make use of natural itemsSingapore Garden Festival | Land Art such as twigs , dried leaves , rocks to create a unique art form . The whole idea is to make use of organic and natural items easily found and available to create art .
Singapore Garden Festival | Bonsai
Singapore Garden Festival | Orchids and plants
Our national flower is Miss Vanda Joachim and naturally we showcase orchids . One get to see orchids from all over the world which doe s not exist in Singapore due to its hot and humid environment . Orchids from other temperate countries with unusual colours and petal shapes are simply amazing .
Uniquely Singapore , I Light Marina Bay Singapore will end this weekend 1st April 2012 . For locals in Singapore and tourists , do not miss this Light Art festival held at Marina Bay water front . Admission is free and its from 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Uniquely Singapore | I Light Marina Bay Singapore festival
The 1st light festival was held 2 years ago in 2010 . This year we have close to 30 participants both local and foreign , in the festival . The theme this year is “Light Meets Asia” . Here is some information about the I Light Marina Bay Singapore festival and its participants
I light Marina Bay Singapore | Participants
Here are some photos from “Key Frames” from Groupe Laps , France featuring their 20 stick-man figures coming to live in a choreographed display of light and sound . You get to see the stick-man doing somersaults along with a fight sequence involving 2 stick-man . There is a lot of dance routine executed by the stick-man or stick-men
Here is another art piece from Tay Swee Liong from Singapore titled “Illumination Disorders” . Swee Liong’s sculpture is based on floral forms from ‘recycled material’ .
Next from Uniquely Singapore we have “Garden of Light” by Hexogon Solutions , also from Singapore . Featuring 3D animation , this artist project the work onto the Singapore ArtScience Museum . Colourful flowers and butterflies light up the iconic museum
We have “Fancy Lightweight” by Cornelia Erdmann from HongKong with the coloured LEDs wires dangling to create a fan-like art .
Next exhibit we have Singapore Industrial Designer Olivia Lee , who graduated from the UK’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design in 2008 with first class honours . She has since established herself on the international scene , working in multiple areas of design on both personal projects as well as a range of commercial design work for brands such as Proctor and Gamble , Tefal and Swarovski .
The title of her work is “Flow” and it comprise of series of vertical axis wind turbines connected to built-in energy efficient LEDS . It is designed to harness wind energy to generate light . Visitors can also turn the turbines by hand which converts kinetic energy to light .
We have an interesting creature at I light Marina Bay Singapore here , a squid , but spelled 5QU1D . Ryf Zaini , Singapore is an Engineering graduate from Temasek Polytechnic . His interest in art led him to the La Salle College of the Arts where he graduated with a diploma in Interactive Media and Media arts . 5QU1D is a hybrid squid-like creature embedded with blinking lights .
Uniquely Singapore | I Light Marina Bay Singapore at the water front
Noticed the wonderful and uniquely Singapore night scene around Marina Bay Singapore . Louis Vuitton shop , the Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore river
Uniquely Singapore | Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Spectacular Show
Finished off I Light Marina Bay Singapore by being entertained by the award winning Wonder Full , which is a 13 minute performance with Laser , Light and water movement every night at the Marina Bay Sands . Wonder Full is about humanity and it leads audiences on a journey of life and its innocence , wonder , change , love and commitments , uniquely Singapore style . In January 2012, Wonder Full was awarded the “Best New Tourist Attraction” in the region at the 25th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2012 for its creative design, functionality, harmony with the environment and the overall quality experienced by audiences.
Wonder Full is performed every night at 8pm and 9.30pm (Sunday to Thursday). A third show is added at 11pm on Friday and Saturday. [see full story about Wonder Full here]
Catch Key Frames from Groupe Laps of France at the ilight Marina Bay 2012 , Singapore . Key Frames with their 20 stick-man figures coming to live in a choreographed display of light and sound . Watch the videos here
Welcome to I light Marina Bay . This is Asia’s First and only sustainable Light arts festival . The festival runs from March 9th to April 1st 2012 .
I light Marina Bay | Theme for 2012
I light Marina Bay is the second edition of the festival . The first was in 2010 . This time , the theme is “Light Meets Asia” , and with this theme , the festival provides opportunities for artists to inspire and to create beauty and myth as part of the Asian culture through the creative use of light
There are close to 30 dynamic light art pieces from international and local artists installed at various locations around the Bay. Visitors are able to appreciate and witness these site-specific light art installations designed by artists with the majority of the installations located along the 3.5 km waterfront promenade. A robust programme of entertainment and activities targeted at the public and tourists is planned to complete the visitor experience.
I light Marina Bay | Artists
Some high lights of the events includes “The Garden of lights” by Hexogon Solution , Singapore . The Garden of Light is actually an animated projection using 3D digital mapping technology to light up the ArtScience Museum . The work expresses the beauty of the natural world depicted by butterflies in their journey in a single day .
Then there is “Key Frames” from Groupe LAPS of France . Key Frames is a 20 stick man figures which comes to life in a choreographed display of light and sound
Then we have “Fancy/lightweight” from Cornelia Erdmann of HongKong . Coloured LED wires are strung to create a fan-like shapes with astounding beauty .
We also have “light up” the Merlion by projecting colours onto Singapore’s famous icon , the Merlion . This is the work of Ocubo of Portugal .
There are many more exhibits . Admission is free and so bring along your cameras , tripods and children when the sun sets . It should be a very enjoyable family affair for all