When You Wish Upon A Star…

When you wish upon a star,
it makes no difference who you are.
Anything your heart desires,
Will come to you.
– From lyrics of the song, “When you wish upon a star”

December is a wishing month. You make wishes for both Christmas and the New Year. Well, maybe not every wish will come true but by making a wish each year, you will have at least to work for and look forward in the coming year. It isn’t any wrong to have a glimpse of hope, a leap of faith that your wishes or dreams will come true one day? Those Walt Disney’s cartoons have always taught me, as a kid, that miracles and reality can really intertwine. You know, it’s a really beautiful thing to be able to have the opportunity to make a wish for the future. Life has become more meaningful and purposeful for me whenever I wish upon a star.

This month, in the celebration of the MarinaBay Countdown Singapore for 2013, there are wishing stations set-up all over our little red dot for anyone ( tourists are welcome too!) to pen down their wishes on the wishing spheres. These wishing spheres will set afloat in the Marina Bay waters before New Year’s Day itself. It would be a spectacular sight to see that our nation’s hopes and dreams are contained at the heart of Singapore, floating on waters which is also connected to Singapore River. That’s our bay of hope for the coming years. I mean, how cool is that?

Want to be part of this? From now til 16 December, if you are heading to town to shop for Christmas presents or to the library to read, do keep a look out for the Wishing Sphere volunteers dressed in black manning a station with several big white balls. ( Kudos to them for volunteering to man the stations!) You just simply need to approach them and they will hand you a black permanent marker for you to scribble down your wishes for 2013. With a marker and an empty space on the sphere, you could get creative by sketching, drawing and decorating your own writing space. Emblazon it with little hearts and stars or draw a picture of yourself or your dream house for the future.

Make a wish today!

The best part is making a wish is free. You don’t even need to invest a coin in the wishing well to make a wish. Here’s a list of the locations of wishing stations you could head over to.

Shopping Malls  
(From 30 Nov to 16 Dec 2012 ,10.00 am to 10.00 pm except for *)
Changi City Point
 (B1 near Cold Storage)

City Link Mall 
(B1 opposite TCC)

Compass Point Shopping Centre 
(Level 1)

  ( Level 2)

Millenia Walk 
(South Entrance)

The Shoppes at Marina bay Sands
  (near B1 Concierge)
Tiong Bahru Plaza 
(Level 2 )

One Fullerton 
(Level 1)
(* only on Fri, Sat and Sun, 10 am – 10pm)

Singapore Flyer 
(near Ya Kun)
(* only from Fri, Sat and Sun, 10 am – 10 pm)

Causeway Point 
(Level 1)
( *Starts at 10.30am – 10.30 pm)

Cathay Cineleisure Orchard 
(Level 1)
 (* starts at 12 pm-10 pm)

The Cathay 
 (Level 1)
( * Only from 5-16th Dec, 10am-10pm)
Public Libraries
(From 30 Nov to 16 Dec, 12 pm – 8 pm)

Central Public Library

Jurong Regional Library

Serangoon Public Library

Tampines regional Library

Woodlands Regional Library 

Other locations
(Esplanade Concourse and Esplanade Outdoor Theatre)
 (30 Nov to 23 Dec 2012, 6pm – 10pm )
Asian Square 
(Level 1)
(30 Nov – 7 Dec 2012, 11 am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)
The URA Centre 
(30 Nov – 16 Dec 2012, 12pm – 2pm, Mon – Fri)
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 
(DBS at Level 3)
 (10 -14 Dec 2012, 11am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)
Singapore Visitors Centre @ Orchard
(30 Nov – 16 dec 2012, 9.30am – 10.30pm)

But if you could not make it down, you could still pen down your wishes virtually on the wishing sphere! For more information, visit MarinaBay Countdown Singapore 2013 website to find out more about the Wishing Sphere Project

I brought Esther along to pen down her wish at CityLink Mall’s wishing station, right opposite TCC . And what did she wish for?

 Peace and joy. May peace be with you, Esther!

She adds that final touch. Remember to sign off with your initials!

That’s me, penning down my heartfelt wishes. I’ve been thinking what to write on this sphere for weeks!

What keeps me motivated in life is knowing that there is always an adventure awaits. Somewhere.
Travelling to the outback is all dull without ex-roomie-cum-travel mate Esther !
Welcome to our wishing space! By the way, you do not get the whole wishing sphere to yourself to pen down your wishes. There could be several wishes of others penned on the same sphere!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May your wishes come true.
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