Lighting Up Together for a Drug-free Singapore

26 Jun 2024

        The annual DrugFreeSG Light-Up on 26 June is Singapore’s way of pledging our nation’s support for a drug-free world. 2024 marks the seventh year that the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has organised this initiative, bringing the community together to show their support for the drug-free cause.

2.     Various buildings and structures in Singapore, including iconic ones in the Marina Bay area, were once again illuminated in green or white, the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon1 which have also been adopted by ASEAN member countries as a symbol of the anti-drug movement. The DrugFreeSG Light-Up this year took place from 7.30pm to midnight.

3.      In all, 48 partners participated this year, including six new partners supporting the DrugFreeSG Light-Up with their visible pledges for the first time2. The Ministry of Communications and Information, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, the Ministry of Education and the People’s Association, who are members of the Inter-Ministry Committee (IMC) on Drug Prevention for Youths, also lit up their headquarters or affiliated buildings in support of a drug-free Singapore. The IMC was set up in August 2023 to develop a whole-of-Government response to combat the drug problem among our youth. SMRT – CNB’s partner since last year – had shown their support as well by lighting up Raffles Place MRT station again, and six MRT depot entrances in green for the first time this year.

4.      This year, we invited members of the public to join in the DrugFreeSG Light-Up by lighting up their windows with the green fairy lights in the giveaway packs from the Drug Victims Remembrance Day roving exhibitions. To learn more about the exhibition currently roving through various locations in Singapore until 21 July 2024, you may visit Visitors are encouraged to submit their promises to be drug-free on-site and show solidarity in our fight against drugs.

DrugFreeSG Light Up 2024Photo 1 (CNB): The Singapore Sports Hub illuminated in green for the DrugFreeSG Light-Up on 26 June 2024.

DrugFreeSG Light Up 2024Photo 2 (CNB): Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in green for the DrugFreeSG Light-Up on 26 June 2024.

DrugFreeSG Light Up 2024Photo 3 (CNB): New location, SMRT's Bishan Depot, illuminated in green for the DrugFreeSG Light-Up on 26 June 2024.

DrugFreeSG Light Up 2024Photo 4 (CNB): New participating partner for the DrugFreeSG Light-Up this year, NTUC Centre, illuminated in green on 26 June 2024.

DrugFreeSG Light Up 2024Photo 5 (CNB): Northpoint City illuminated in green for the DrugFreeSG Light-Up on 26 June 2024.

DrugFreeSG LightUp 2024

Photo 6 (CNB): Nanyang Polytechnic illuminated in green and white, the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon, on 26 June 2024.

26 June 2024


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

1See Annex B, for the list of participating partners, iconic buildings and structures in the DrugFreeSG Light-Up 2024.


Annex A


DrugFreeSG Light Up 2024

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.




1. ArtScience Museum;
2. Autobahn Ten Square;
3. Bukit Timah Road Truss Bridge;
4. Capitol Singapore;
5. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay;
6. Gardens By The Bay;  
7. HEB Ashram Halfway House;
8. Jewel Changi Airport – HSBC Rain Vortex;
9. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital;
10. Land Transport Authority (iconic bridges including Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Cavenagh Bridge, Clemenceau Bridge, Coleman Bridge, Elgin Bridge, Esplanade Bridge, Helix Bridge and Jubilee Bridge);
11. Marina Barrage;
12. Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC);  
13. Marina Bay Sands;
14. Marina Square;
15. Merlion at Merlion Park;
16. Millenia Tower;
17. [New] Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) Headquarters;
18. [New] Ministry of Education (MOE) Headquarters;
19. Mount Faber Leisure Group (Mount Faber Tower and Cable Cars);
20. Nanyang Polytechnic;
21. Nee Soon East Community Club;
22. [New] Ngee Ann City;
23. Northpoint City;
24. [New] NTUC Centre (1 Marina Boulevard);
25. Ocean Financial Centre;
26. One Raffles Place (Tower 2);
27. OUE Bayfront/Tower;
28. Our Tampines Hub;
29. Pan Pacific Singapore;
30. Parliament House;
31. [New] People’s Association (PA) Headquarters;
32. Pertapis Halfway House;
33. Plaza Singapura;
34. Republic Plaza;
35. Republic Polytechnic;
36. Science Centre Singapore;
37. Sentosa Development Corporation;
38. Singapore Flyer;
39. Singapore Management University;
40. Singapore Sports Hub;
41. SMRT (Raffles Place MRT, Changi Depot, Ulu Pandan Depot, Bishan Depot, Tuas Depot, Mandai Depot, Kim Chuan Depot);
42. South Beach (Canopy);
43. Suntec City;  
44. Tall Ship (Royal Albatross);
45. Temasek Polytechnic;
46. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore;
47. [New] Wisma Atria;
48. Yishun Community Hospital.