Partnering Our Community For A Drug-Free Singapore: Marina Bay And Harbourfront Lighted Up With Colours Of Anti-Drug Ribbon

26 Jun 2019

          To kickstart the annual Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)’s and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA)’s Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) and in conjunction with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which falls on 26 June annually, 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 2019, from 7.30pm to 12 midnight, to symbolise our community partners’ strong support for the anti-drug cause.

 

2.         On this day, the world comes together to acknowledge the harms of drugs and drug abuse and pledge to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking. Green and white, symbolising ‘Health’, ‘Vitality’ and ‘Strength’, are the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon[1], a symbol of the anti-drug cause and the united stand against drugs.

 

3.         This is the second light-up following its launch last year, with six new community partners onboard. 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. One Marina Boulevard;
  5. OUE Bayfront and OUE Tower 
  6. Marina Bay Sands;  
  7. Marina Square;  
  8. MBFC
  9. Millenia Tower;  
  10. National Gallery; 
  11. NTUC Club 
  12. Sentosa Development Corporation;
  13. Singapore Flyer;
  14. Suntec City;
  15. The Fullerton Hotel;
  16. UOB Plaza;
  17. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall; and
  18. Land Transport Authority (covering iconic bridges such as the Cavenagh Bridge)

 

4.         As part of ADAC, there will be two upcoming carnivals to be held in Punggol (13 July 2019) and Tampines (31 August- 1 September 2019). The carnivals will be located at the open fields beside the respective MRT stations. Members of the public are invited to participate in the carnivals to learn more about the harms of drug abuse, and give your support for a drug-free Singapore. Follow us (@CNB.DrugFreeSG) on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in the colours of the green and white Anti-Drug Ribbon on 26 June 2019.

Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in the colours of the green and white Anti-Drug Ribbon on 26 June 2019.

Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in the colours of the green and white Anti-Drug Ribbon on 26 June 2019.

Photo 3 (CNB): Youth Anti-Drug Advocate

Photo 3 (CNB): Youth Anti-Drug Advocate Javier Ng, who represented Singapore at the United Nations in March this year, distributing anti-drug collaterals together with a team of youth volunteers from ITE College Central to spread the anti-drug message to members of the public in the Marina Bay area.



Photos 4 and 5 (CNB): Youth volunteers

Photos 4 and 5 (CNB): Youth volunteers

Photos 4 and 5 (CNB): Youth volunteers from ITE College Central and Singapore Polytechnic supporting the event by distributing anti-drug collaterals and encouraging members of the public to participate in the #illumin8 social media contest.



 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

26 JUNE 2019

 
 

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



 

THE GREEN AND WHITE “ANTI-DRUG RIBBON”

The Green and White "Anti-drug Ribbon"

Colours of the ribbon signify

Health, Vitality and Strength




Domestically

 

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).

 

Internationally

 

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. 



Last updated: 6 Jul 2017