02 Mar '11, 10am

Orchard Road to play a big part in upcoming Earth Hour: SINGAPORE: Orchard Road will be transformed into a "sea

Orchard Road to play a big part in upcoming Earth Hour: SINGAPORE: Orchard Road will be transformed into a "sea

SINGAPORE: Orchard Road will be transformed into a "sea of candles" as part of an initiative to conserve electricity in the annual Earth Hour event coming up this month. Leading by example, the Orchard Road Business Association has more than 50 malls, hotels and retailers along the shopping belt participating in the initiative - twice the number as compared to last year. "More than a hundred establishments are also participating in one way or another by setting their temperatures at 24 degree celsius, by turning off non-essential lights, and by turning off the facade lighting", said executive director Steven Goh. "We are going to turn Orchard Road into a sea of candles", Mr Goh added. Ms Amy Ho, managing director of World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore said that the focus for this year's Earth Hour event is to set air-conditioning temperatures at 24 degrees celsius or high...

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