When ICONSIAM opened its doors last year with 1,500 drones and Alicia Keys, we thought we’d seen the pinnacle of what it had to offer. As expected of Thailand’s latest landmark, the new global destination managed to prove us wrong. On Friday January 25, ICONSIAM unveiled yet another attraction that’ll keep the world eyeing Bangkok’s riverside — the ‘ICONIC Multimedia Water Features‘.
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Bangkok’s most distinguished guests — from representatives of key organisations to celebrities and socialites — gathered to celebrate the launch. An opening ceremony was hosted by ICONSIAM, in partnership with big names in the travel industry, including the Tourism Authority of Thailand. For those of you who have yet to witness the country’s latest spectacle, here’s everything you need to know.
What are the ‘ICONIC Multimedia Water Features’?
Spreading over 400 metres, ICONSIAM’s latest attraction is the longest water dance ever to exist in Southeast Asia, featuring a dazzling combination of light, colour, sound and cutting-edge multimedia technology. Backed by breathtaking vistas of the Chao Phraya River, the ICONIC Multimedia Water Features are the result of a collaboration with globally acclaimed design firm GHESA Water & Art, known for their work on over 3000 fountain projects worldwide. Set along ICONSIAM’s River Park, the attraction is another step towards ICONSIAM’s philosophy of “creating shared value”, highlighting the grandeur of the Chao Phraya River and its potential as a future global destination.
What’s the Craze?
Bangkok dwellers no longer have to travel far or wait for a reason to experience a taste of grandeur. While impressive fountains are far from new to the city, the ICONIC Multimedia Water Features is the most diverse show of its kind to exist. It brings together a blend of the world’s most advanced technology, Thailand’s rich local culture and ICONSIAM’s own flair for extravagance, for a result quite unlike any other.
Water jets with compressed air technology can shoot up to a stunning 35 metres high — cybernetic tech releases the water in 10 millisecond bursts, creating images of delicate flowers in the sky. As part of the show, the fountain forms a water curtain upon which beautiful images of Thai culture are projected. Flowing with a dazzling elegance, the water dances to the accompaniment of Thai music, offering a blend of the contemporary and traditional Thai customs.
The ICONIC Multimedia Water Features are open to the public every day. There are three shows on a daily basis — at 6:30pm, 8pm and 9pm, at the River Park, ICONSIAM. For more information, visit iconsiam.com.