In pics: Hello 2020, Decade and World! From Singapore

Scale, tech and sheer joy is the way to best describe incredible new year celebrations at the Marina Bay Sands, here in Singapore.

As Dr Shashi Tharoor would have described the awestruck people who witnessed the incredible evening; for once it did not matter if adults acted puerile and were left esurient for more.
 
Look up these words and you will agree that these pictures would have elicited the same emotions.

Have a great 2020!

Fireworks in full glory! But then with firework shows in Singapore one is always left guessing is the best yet to come? Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Fireworks in full glory! But then with firework shows in Singapore one is always left guessing is the best yet to come? Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Every moment feels like a highlight! Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Every moment feels like a highlight! Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Featuring a choreography involving 500 drones, STAR ISLAND is a multi-sensory fireworks musical show! Did you attend the show? Which was your favourite formation? Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Featuring a choreography involving 500 drones, STAR ISLAND is a multi-sensory fireworks musical show! Did you attend the show? Which was your favourite formation? Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Multiple fringe activities at the Marina Bay Sands Countdown included spaces where the public can mingle and enjoy delectable food options. Pets are welcome to join in the celebrations too! Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Multiple fringe activities at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown included spaces where the public can mingle and enjoy delectable food options. Pets are welcome to join in the celebrations too! Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
It's a PAW-ty at Connaught Drive, with a line-up of pet activities and competitions throughout the day – including an agility park, obstacle race and a doggy free-run area. Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
It's a PAW-ty at Connaught Drive, with a line-up of pet activities and competitions throughout the day – including an agility park, obstacle race and a doggy free-run area. Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Present at MBGC lawns, recently relocated Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Sanjay Giri, said,
Present at Starlight @ The Lawn, recently relocated Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Sanjay Giri, said, "We could not have chosen a better time to move from Delhi to Singapore." Folks having a great time at MBGC lawns, blessed with great, almost thermostat controlled, weather. Pun intended. :-) Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
500 drones up in the sky in what was the biggest drone show in world, recreating iconic structures of Singapore Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
500 drones up in the sky in what was the biggest drone show ever in Singapore, recreating iconic structures of Singapore. Photo courtesy: STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE
Leading unicycle troupe from Japan, Watarida Kawasaki Unicycle Club, decked in beautiful butterfly costumes performing an array of dazzling dances. Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Leading unicycle troupe from Japan, Watarida Kawasaki Unicycle Club, decked in beautiful butterfly costumes performing an array of dazzling dances. Photo courtesy: STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE
Ever popular Merlion looks resplendent with colours. Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Ever popular Merlion looks resplendent with colours. Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Any Sporano never had it so good. Backed by stunning light and sound, enthralling fans in Singapore and certainly pulling in some new ones.  Photo courtesy: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Any Sporano never had it so good. Backed by stunning light and sound, enthralling fans in Singapore and certainly pulling in some new ones. Photo courtesy: STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE
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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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