As world leaders gather in Glasgow UK to participate in the 26th UN FCC Conference of Parties Climate Summit or COP26, here in Singapore, two of the most iconic landmarks – the Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands – are turning blue and green to mark the momentous occasion.
From Sat 30th October 2021, Marina Bay Sands will illuminate the entire property, which spans across the three iconic hotel towers joined by the Sands SkyPark, ArtScience Museum and Sands Expo and Convention Centre, in the official COP26 colours. In addition, ArtScience Museum will also project the distinctive blue/green globe of the COP26 logo on its facade, reflecting the call for a greener, bluer world.
Gardens by the Bay has come to epitomise sustainable technology and innovation not just across Southeast Asia but world over. In support of COP26, the world-famous 18 giant Supertrees will light up in official COP26 colours from 31 Oct to 4 Nov 2021, daily from 7pm till 12am. Details are available on the Gardens by the Bay website.
The COP26 light-ups at both venues will run every evening until the 4th of November, coinciding with the crucial World Leaders Summit that will kick of the Glasgow proceedings.
Said Her Excellency Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore:
As the IPPC report laid it out so starkly, our world is dangerously close to running out of time to stop a climate catastrophe. The COP26 Summit taking place in Glasgow is our chance to come together for our planet, ensuring the transition to a cleaner future is fair and inclusive. I’m delighted that Singapore landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay are joining us in urging world leaders to make the right decisions, for our planet and all humanity.
Gardens by the Bay Chief Operations Officer, Thomas Seow said:
As a garden founded on the principles of sustainability, we are happy to support this environmental initiative by the British High Commission in Singapore. The solar-powered Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay have come to be recognised as a showcase of green technology. By lighting them up on the occasion of COP26, we hope to encourage everyone to join in and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Paul Town, Chief Operating Officer, Marina Bay Sands, said:
Even though the Summit is taking place in Glasgow, we believe that helping the environment is a collective effort that everyone can participate in even from miles away. We hope that our light-up can ignite larger conversations about the growing threats of climate change, and spur others to take action towards a more sustainable future here in Singapore.