Breathtaking views, exciting entertainment options, delicious food – these are some of the things many of us have come to associate with the iconic Marina Bay Sands.

A destination that draws visitors of all sorts, from lovers to families, to foreigners, the integrated resort makes it a point to create a positive impact on the local community using its unique resources and position.

Through Sands for Singapore, its corporate social responsibility programme, Marina Bay Sands has raised over S$16 million for the underprivileged in our community.

An annual event which raises funds and awareness for local charities, Sands For Singapore Charity Festival 2017 will be back again this year, taking place from 8 – 10 September.

Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum

The Sands For Singapore Charity Festival will include a line-up of fun and meaningful charity events that will take place across all facets of the integrated resort, including the theatres, retail mall, restaurants, convention centre, and museum.

All you have to do is turn up, have fun, and you too can do good for those in need!

1. Enjoy a picnic at sundown

Sundown Picnic

Got a thing for picnics?

Marina Bay Sands will be hosting a picnic at sundown. Happening at Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza, you’re in for an evening of food, drink and music in the plaza, which will be transformed into a cosy picnic space.

Feast on food and drinks from Marina Bay Sands’ dining establishments and award-winning celebrity chef restaurants including db Bistro & Oyster Bar, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, and Adrift.

On 8 and 9 September, wine and dine to tunes performed by home-grown talents Too Much Drama and The Summer State; and on the final day of the picnic, be treated to sweet melodies during a musical fiesta led by Grammy-nominated Singaporean conductor Darrell Ang.

Venue: Event Plaza
Date: 8 – 10 Sep

Friday, 8 September
7.15pm–8pm | Too Much Drama
8.15pm–9pm | The Summer State

Saturday, 9 September
7.15pm–8pm | The Summer State
8.15pm–9pm | Too Much Drama

Sunday, 10 September
7:15pm – 8:00pm | Fiesta! – Music at Marina Bay Sands with Darrell Ang and Friends
8:15pm – 9:00pm | Fiesta! – Music at Marina Bay Sands with Darrell Ang and Friends

Admission: Free

2. Catch A Spectacle Called Spectra


Done with dinner? Stick around for a stunning final act, Spectra, Marina Bay Sands’ brand new light and water show which combines state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects and projections. A kaleidoscopic explosion of colour, this spectacular display will excite both young and young-at-heart.

Venue: Event Plaza
Date: 8 – 10 Sep
Time: 8pm, 9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 10pm (Friday & Saturday)

3. Play It Forward

Play It Forward

On 10 September, come join the action and show your support for the participants of Play It Forward, a property-wide charity challenge organised as part of the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. In teams of six, participants will represent a local charity and compete to win up to $120,000 worth of cash prizes for their chosen charity.

This year, kids too can participate in a Junior version of Play It Forward adapted for children aged 7 – 12.

Come down to the Event Plaza to catch the live broadcast of the teams as they play fun and creative games across various locations within Marina Bay Sands.

Venue: Event Plaza
Date: 10 Sep
Time: 9am – 12pm
Admission: FREE

4. Do Good Just By Experiencing Marina Bay Sands

Human + The Future Of Our Species (Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands)

Another way you can give back to society is simply by purchasing tickets to any of Marina Bay Sands attractions. Marvel at the exhibits in ArtScience Museum, behold breathtaking views of Singapore at the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, or try the Sampan Ride at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands!

All ticket proceeds over the three days will be donated to local charities, so if you’ve been meaning to visit these attractions for a while, this would be the time to do it.

Date: 8 – 10 Sep

5. Take A Scenic Walk

If you don’t mind breaking a sweat, here’s another way to raise some money for charity – by walking.

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk

Join this year’s Community Chest Heartstrings Walk, a 4km fun walk that will take you on a scenic tour around the Marina Bay waterfront circuit. The walk will involve thousands of fun walkers, competitive vertical marathoners, volunteers and beneficiaries – all in support of an inclusive nation

Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Event Plaza
Date: 9 Sep
Time: Flag-off at 8.15am
Admission: $10 (Registration fee includes a sponsored goodie bag)

Register to participate in Community Chest Heartstrings Walk here.

6. Race To The Sky

Want something more your speed – and by that, you mean faster?

Infinity Pool (Image Credit: Funnyjunk)

Take part in the Race To The Sky Vertical Maration!

Climb 57 levels to Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark and be greeted by a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline! At 200m above the city, there’s no better finishing line than at this race.

Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Event Plaza
Date: 9 Sep
Time: Start at 7.00am
Admission: FREE

Register to participate in Race To The Sky here.

This September, let’s do some good for those in need!

Eat, play, and experience Marina Bay Sands while keeping the less privileged in our community in mind. While there, find out more about the charities and their causes; if their message speaks to you, find your own ways to help these people in your own time!

As cliched as it is, every little bit counts. So, do and give of what you can and it will be a huge blessing to those who truly need it.

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