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Singapore’s iconic landmarks lit up in blue to commemorate World Water Day

More than 35 Singapore’s iconic landmarks and bridges such as the Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and Helix Bridge lit up in blue to commemorate World Water Day from 20–22 March 2020.

Held annually since 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as World Water Day as a means of focusing attention on the importance of water and water sustainability. This year’s theme of Water and Climate Change explores how these are inextricably linked.

Among the landmarks, 15 buildings are new to the City Turns Blue initiative, including ION Orchard, Plaza Singapura and Suntec City. This year, more buildings in the heartlands came on board, such as Jurong Point, Nee Soon East Community Club and Our Tampines Hub. For the first time, Water B, whose tour boats ply the Singapore River, will also support the water cause by jazzing up their boats in blue lights.

The Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in Manhattan, New York participated for the second consecutive year by lighting up the Singapore Chancery building in blue.

City Turns Blue is a signature event of the #GoBlue4SG movement, a nation-wide initiative in the month of March that aims to rally all Singaporeans and businesses to support the water cause through simple acts.

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