Lighting Up With Our Community Partners For A Drug-Free Singapore

26 Jun 2020

            On 26 June 2020 (Friday), Singapore’s iconic buildings and structures light up in green and white from 7.30pm to 12 midnight in solidarity with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day designated by the United Nations for the international society to come together to acknowledge the harms of drugs and drug abuse and pledge to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

2.         The DrugFreeSG Light-Up, part of the annual Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), symbolises our community partners’ strong support for the anti-drug cause. Green and white, symbolising ‘Health’, ‘Vitality’ and ‘Strength’, are the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon*, a symbol of the anti-drug cause and the united stand against drugs. 

( * See Annex A, for information on the Anti-Drug Ribbon and the symbolism of the colours)

3.         This is the third year CNB and NCADA organises the DrugFreeSG Light-Up, and we have five new community partners this year. The Light-Up takes place at the Marina Bay and Harbourfront (Sentosa) vicinities, but also includes Science Centre Singapore, our new United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC) partner. 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. OUE Bayfront and OUE Tower;
  5. Marina Barrage (new);
  6. Marina Bay Sands;  
  7. Marina Square;  
  8. MBFC
  9. Millenia Tower;  
  10. National Gallery; 
  11. Pan Pacific Hotel (new);
  12. Parliament House (new);
  13. Science Centre Singapore (new);
  14. Sentosa Development Corporation;
  15. Singapore Flyer;
  16. Suntec City;
  17. The Esplanade (new);
  18. The Fullerton Hotel;
  19. UOB Plaza;
  20. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall; and
  21. Land Transport Authority (iconic bridges including Anderson Bridge, Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Cavenagh Bridge, Clemenceau Bridge, Coleman Bridge, Elgin Bridge, Esplanade Bridge, Helix Bridge and Jubilee Bridge).

4.         Members of the public are invited to support this Light-Up from home, try out the ‘Glow Up’ filter on Instagram, and a sticker pack available on Instagram, WhatsApp and Telegram to spread awareness on the DrugFreeSG Light-Up, and show support for a drug-free Singapore. Students from Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management have also partnered CNB to come up with innovative online activities while staying safe in the current COVID-19 situation, such as a #DrugFreeSG Instagram BINGO. Follow us (@CNB.DrugFreeSG) on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Photos 1 to 10 (CNB): Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in the colours of the green and white Anti-Drug Ribbon on 26 June 2020.

 DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 1

 DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 2
DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 3 DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 4
DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 5 DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 6
DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 7 DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 8
DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 9
 DrugFreeSG Light Up Photo 10

Photo 11 (Science Centre Singapore): New United Against Drug Coalition (UADC) partner, Science Centre Singapore, illuminated in green. – File photo provided by Science Centre Singapore.

Science Centre Singapore for DrugFreeSG Light Up

Photo 12 (CNB): #DrugFreeSG Instagram BINGO template created by Singapore Polytechnic students

DrugFreeSG BINGO template

Photos 13 and 14 (CNB): ‘Glow Up’ Instagram Filter and Sticker pack on Instagram, Whatsapp and Telegram

DrugFreeSG 2020 IG Filter

DrugFreeSG IG Stickers



26 JUNE 2020




The Green and White "Anti-drug Ribbon" 

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.