The year is almost coming to an end and for us, this year has really gone by so quickly that we are literally caught by surprise! As always, it is during this time of the year that we take a step back to reflect on the events and activities that took place in the last 12 months.
[Image Courtesy of Ewallpapers]
In this year alone, we have attended 100s of events, snapped over 70 Gigabytes worth of photos and videos, and wrote more than 139,000 words for A Winsome Life. Even though we are not some big time writers like others, we are extremely thankful for the many wonderful opportunities that were given to us and as we gear ourselves for the New Year, we are very hopeful that 2014 will be the best year yet!
To start the coming year on a very good note, we are very happy to announce that we have been appointed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority [URA] to be 1 of the 5 Official Bloggers for Singapore’s most exciting countdown event of the year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014.
[Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013, picture courtesy of Marina Bay Singapore]
As the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown has always been broadcasted live on the television year after year, many people usually have the misconception that the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is organised by MediaCorp. However, what many people do not know is that the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is co-presented by URA and Esplanade- Theatres By The Bay.
This year’s Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2014 is pretty exciting because there are a couple of events and activities that you can look forward to and the best part is; most of them are free and are accessible to the general public! If you want to find out more about how you can spend New Year’s Eve with your family members and loved ones at the vicinity of Marina Bay, do check out Marina Bay Singapore Countdown’s Website!
No stranger to the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown are the well-kept traditions of the “Wishing Spheres Project”, and the 8-minute long “Spectacular Fireworks Display”. If you are looking for avenues and vantage points to delight your little ones or if you are even thinking of an idea for a wedding proposal, this might probably be the perfect opportunity for you.
[Image Courtesy of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Website]
If you’re new to the “Wishing Spheres Project”, it is essentially an annual tradition of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown where people from all walks of life will pen their personal wishes for the New Year onto the wishing spheres that are located at the wishing stations situated island-wide. These wishing spheres will then be consolidated and set afloat on the waters of Marina Bay where it will be part of a visual display for the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown event.
[Image Courtesy of Marina Bay Singapore]
If you are interested to pen your wish on the wishing spheres, you can click here to locate the wishing station nearest to you. However, if you’re overseas and you really want to pen your wishes, you can also do it online through the virtual wishing spheres and you might just be 1 of the 5 lucky winners to win an OSIM uVision and uBuzz Latte prize worth more than SGD$100!
One winner will be selected each week between 27 November 2013 and 1 January 2014.
Here’s how you can pen your wish on the virtual sphere:
Step 1: Log on to Marina Bay Singapore Countdown’s Website, click “wish upon a sphere”, and click “make a virtual wish”.
Step 2: Follow the steps as indicated, and don’t forget to click “submit”.
Step 3: Your wish is successfully submitted when you see this.
Also, we’re pretty sure fans of Wang Leehom and The Wanted will be excited to know that both singer songwriter Wang Leehom, and UK’s hottest and biggest boyband, The Wanted, will be coming to join all Singaporeans in the New Year countdown festivities at The Floating Platform @ Marina Bay for the “Celebrate TV50”, a 7-hour non-stop entertainment live event which starts from 8pm to 3am on New Year’s Eve. If you’re interested, tickets from the price of SGD$28 onwards are now available for sale at all SISTIC outlets and SISTIC Online.
[The Wanted, Image Courtesy of The Wanted Facebook Page]
[Wang Leehom, Image Courtesy of Wang Leehom Facebook Page]
Well, with so much upcoming events leading up to the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, be sure you don’t miss out on them by checking out Marina Bay Singapore’s Official Facebook Page! For now, here’s the both of us signing off and we hope to bring you more updates real soon!