The launch of the Singapore Bicentennial hallmark took place on 28 January 2019 at the Asian Civilisations Museum.
Part of the programme included a short ceremonial segment featuring 50 community representatives, each holding a customised lantern with four bulbs, for a total of 200 lights to symbolise the bicentennial.
Called “light-bearers", they represent a microcosm of the diverse groups that are involved in various bicentennial-related activities – ranging from the ethnic groups, schools, religious institutions, societies and various self-help and volunteer groups. With the showcase two years in the making, working with all creative partners and supporting supplier, we perfected production, collaboration, and consolidated a common history for all to participate in. The Bicentennial Experience opened to public from 1st June to 15th September 2019 and was officially launched by President Halimah Yacob.