Singapore's national monuments to be lit up for National Day

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SINGAPORE — 10 national monuments and arts and cultural institutions across the Bras Basah, Bugis Precinct and the Civic District will be lit up from today to 30 August 2020 in a show of solidarity and celebration for Singapore’s 55th National Day.

The Armenian Church, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Central Fire Station, CHIJMES, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore, National Museum of Singapore, The Arts House, and Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall (VTVCH) will be bathed in red and white-themed light projections to symbolise how Singaporeans are #UnitedThroughCulture during this National Day period.

The light-up is a joint effort by agencies and institutions under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth: Arts House Limited, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Gallery Singapore and National Heritage Board (NHB).

Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law, said, “National Day this year will be different without the usual large-scale parade and gatherings. However, it is even more important now for all of us to come together and mark our unity and resilience as a nation. The national colours of red and white symbolise our shared values, and also reflect our diversity and growth as a nation.”

“We hope that the light-up across these historically significant buildings in the city centre will inspire Singaporeans to stay strong in overcoming the challenges of the present, just as we have done in the past and will continue to do in the future. Together, we can emerge stronger from these difficult times as one united Singapore.”

Along with the light-ups, ACM, Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore, National Heritage Board, National Museum, The Arts House and VTVCH will be presenting various National Day programmes – both onsite and digital – from end July to end August. Details can be found at the websites and social media platforms of the institutions.

For more information, go here.