Inaugural DrugFreeSG Light-Up: Marina Bay and Harbourfront Illuminated In Colours of the Green and White Anti-drug Ribbon

26 Jun 2018

         The DrugFreeSG Light-Up was launched by Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health at 7pm on 26 June 2018 at the Red Dot Design Museum.

2.       This inaugural Light-Up event is held in conjunction with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which falls on 26 June every year; a day where the world comes together to acknowledge the harms of drugs and drug abuse and pledge to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

3.         For the first time, iconic buildings and structures in the Marina Bay vicinity, as well as Harbourfront (Sentosa), were illuminated in either green or white lights on 26 June 2018, from 7pm to 12am, to symbolise their support for the anti-drug cause. Green and white, symbolising ‘Health’, ‘Vitality’ and ‘Strength’, are the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon1, a symbol of the anti-drug cause and the united stand against drugs.

4. The list of participating partners, iconic buildings and structures in the DrugFreeSG Light-Up are as follows:

  1. Gardens By The Bay;  

  2. OCBC;  

  3. Ocean Financial Centre; 

  4. Marina Bay Sands;  

  5. Marina Square;  

  6. Millenia Tower;  

  7. National Gallery;  

  8. Sentosa Development Corporation;

  9. Singapore Flyer;

  10. Suntec City;

  11. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall; and

  12. Land Transport Authority (covering iconic bridges such as the Cavenagh Bridge, Coleman Bridge, Elgin Bridge and the Helix Bridge).

Photo 1 (CNB): Mr Amrin Amin launching the DrugFreeSG Light-Up of the Marina Bay and Harbourfront (Sentosa) areas on 26 June 2018.

Launch of Light Up

Photo 2 (CNB): Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in the colours of the green and white Anti-Drug Ribbon on 26 June 2018.

Iconic buildings in green and white light

[1]  See Annex A, for information on the Anti-Drug Ribbon and the symbolism of the colours

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Annex A

Anti-drug ribbon
The colours of the ribbon signify Health, Vitality and Strength.


First introduced during the launch of the 1996 National Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign – “Stay Clear – Drug Abuse Causes Permanent Damage to Your Body and Mind” organised under the banner of the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA).

Officially adopted in 2015 as the anti-drug abuse symbol at the Asia-Pacific Forum Against Drug (APFAD). It was later adopted as the symbol for preventive drug education and campaigns throughout ASEAN to spread a common message among youth and communities to be resilient against drug abuse at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Drug Matters (AMMD) in 2016.