45 S’pore Landmarks Light Up In Blue During May, Putting Mental Health Awareness In Spotlight

Singapore Landmarks Light Up In Vibrant Blue Every Thursday From 7-28 May, Under #SeeItBlue Initiative

As we approach the 49th day of the ‘Circuit Breaker’, the long periods spent cooped up at home may have taken a toll on our mental health for some of us.

In a display of solidarity with these citizens, more than 45 landmarks in Singapore had lit up in blue since 7 May as part of a month-long initiative named #SeeItBlue.

The campaign aims to shine awareness on mental health issues by lighting up popular landmarks in blue every Thursday night until 28 May.

Chances are, you must have missed the light display if you’ve been staying home throughout the CB.

Don’t worry, here’s a compilation of pictures showing 10 landmarks that were aglow in vibrant blue over the past month.

1. Marina Bay Sands

Since April, Marina Bay Sands has lit up their establishment with an “SG ♥️ ” message to cheer Singapore through the Covid-19 outbreak.

Since early May, they’ve also illuminated the building in blue to raise awareness on mental health during these trying times.

2. Gardens by the Bay

While most Singaporeans would have seen the supertrees covered in multi-coloured lights, this brilliant blue display is arguably the most impressive yet, transforming the popular tourist attraction into a mystical set straight out of the Avatar movie.


3. The Fullerton Hotel (Anderson Bridge)

The Anderson Bridge that lies in front of the iconic Fullerton Hotel also lit up in blue.

As the lights reflect against the clear waters, a black shadow forms beneath the bridge, creating an illusion of a black carpet connecting both sides of the river banks.

4. Marina One

The Marina One building in the Central Business District (CBD) looks like a real-life painting when it glows in blue.

While neighbouring buildings may not see as much illumination given companies’ work-from-home arrangements, this towering structure served as a shining sentinel standing guard in the dark.

5. Raffles Hotel

The Raffles Hotel is a well-preserved colonial-style structure that boasts an old world charm in Singapore’s urban jungle.

As they light up their building in blue, they want to remind Singaporeans that they can emerge stronger as a nation after this crisis.

6. Sentosa

Many families might have to hold off plans to visit the resort island of Sentosa as the Covid-19 outbreak rages on.

Till then, the blue gateway will stand guard over the once busy roads, reminding Singaporeans to be mindful of our mental well-being as we stay safe at home.

7. Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer transformed into a blue halo of sorts as part of the campaign, lighting up our skies and reminding us that we are not in this alone.

If you’re suffering from any mental disorders, we hope that this campaign will encourage you to seek help.

8. The Arts House

The Arts House in downtown Singapore was also shrouded in a soft yet alluring blue glow.

9. ION Orchard

The once-bustling Orchard Road might now be empty, but this didn’t stop the shopping haven that is ION Orchard from joining the initiative to raise awareness for mental health.

10. National Gallery Singapore

Our museum date nights with bae might have to wait for now, and so you might not be able to view this brilliant light display by the National Gallery Singapore across the Padang.

By participating in the event, the Gallery hoped to show appreciation for our brave and selfless frontliners combatting the outbreak.

#SeeItBlue every Thursday night till 28 May

The nationwide blue light show will be up and running every Thursday night starting from 8pm until 28 May.

The #SeeItBlue campaign is inspired by the #MakeItBlue campaign which began in the UK. As nationwide lockdowns have been implemented across the world, participating countries now include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Malaysia among many others.

Please seek help if you need to

We understand that it’s not easy to stay cooped up at home for long periods of time.

If you are facing any mental problems and require someone to talk to, please contact the National Care Hotline at 1800-202-6868.

The hotline is available 24/7 and manned by trained volunteers who will provide emotional and psychological support for everyone that’s facing difficulties as a result of the outbreak.

How are you coping with staying at home? Let us know in the comments.

All images courtesy of Mercury Live unless stated otherwise. 

Monique Danao

When Monique's not writing, you'll find her enjoying funky food, listening to music and playing RPGs.

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