Singapore Tourism Board encourages offices to leave lights on for captivating nightview during F1 season?

According to this leaked memo allegedly sent by CapitaLand Property Management, the subject statement holds true.

In it, the memo requests office tenants to leave their lights on so that international press footage shows an attractively-lit track side. Not very energy efficient.

Is this necessary? And who’s paying for all this electricity to run for close to 19 hours?

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2 Responses to “Singapore Tourism Board encourages offices to leave lights on for captivating nightview during F1 season?”
  1. Daphne Maia says:

    eh?! what a waste of electricity!! :(

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  1. […] Green Drinks Singapore received a tip-off today that at least one office building in the city has been ‘encouraged’ by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to leave their lights on during the 3 days of F1 races in order to “facilitate a captivating night-view of Singapore City for international TV broadcast and photography”. […]



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