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i Light Marina Bay Festival: Top Four Activities for Kids

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Art, entertainment and play at the i Light Marina Bay
I Light Marina Bay is a 'light art' festival showcasing lighting installations by Singaporean and international artists. 20 art installations, powered by energy efficient lighting, will be arranged around the Marina Bay waterfront from 3 – 26 March.
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Light art takes centre stage at Marina Bay from 3 - 26 March. Image courtesy of

Complementing those installations is an exciting program of events ranging from craft markets, food and beverage experiences to health and fitness activities. There are also some special activities for the young and young at heart. Here are the top four events for families attending the festival.

Art Zoo Playground
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Art Zoo's inflatable playground. Image courtesy of

Art Zoo is an interactive art installation cum inflatable playground by Singaporean artist and designer Jackson Tan. Conceived as a 'zoo of inflatables', visitors will be able to touch and walk on the animals, including a giant whale, giraffe and spider. There's also an inflatable maze.

Tickets are available at the door or online: $15 per person or $50 for a group of 4. Kids under 2 are free.

3-26 March. Monday to Friday: 5.00pm-11.00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2.00pm-11.00pm.

The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039805. Nearest MRT: Promenade or Bayfront.

Free Outdoor Cinema
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Outdoor cinema at Marina Bay. Image courtesy of

Bring a picnic and settle down on the grass at Marina Bay's Promontory to enjoy a free movie under the stars, courtesy of PacificLight. Movie details TBA.

The Promontory @ Marina Bay. March 17-19, March 24-26. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Nearest MRT: Downtown

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Carnival rides and games at the i Light Festival. Image courtesy of
Bring the whole family to enjoy rides and old-style carnival games like ring-toss, at the Bayfront event space next to Marina Bay Sands. Admission is free but charges apply to rides and games.

Bayfront event space. 3–26 March. Sunday to Thursday: 5pm–11pm, Friday & Saturday: 4pm–12am. Closest MRT: Bayfront.

The Fantastical World of
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Learn about urban farming at the exhibition. Image courtesy o

The exhibition is all about creating an appreciation of sustainability. Recycling, urban farming, food waste management and sustainable energy are all explored in a fun manner.

For kids, the best parts of the exhibition are likely to be:

The OCBC Urban Garden. Learn about food waste management, composting and urban farming in a hands-on way.
Playground: Take a ride on a gyroscope and merry-go-round that use kinetic energy to generate lighting.

The Promontory, Marina Bay. 3-12 March. Times vary depending on the activity, check the website for full program details. Closest MRT: Downtown.
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Why? Family fun at the i Light Festival
When: 3 - 26 March
Where: Marina Bay
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by Susan J Bowes on 14/02/2018
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