Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Glittering Mumbai Will Dress up on 26th January.

Most of the visitors who come to Mumbai from abroad, want to do shopping. Their next interest is exploring street food of Mumbai or meeting Bollywood personalities.

And there are some who want to visit the places of interest. There is lots to do in Mumbai, there is never a moment of boredom. But exploring Mumbai is not one-day affair; one needs more than a week to get the true flavor of the city.

But most of my guest love to go to Gateway of India. The iconic monument, completed 100 years of its foundation has been a pride of the city and a symbol of the spirit and resilience of the city and its people. The open space surrounding this structure is very vibrant. There are short Tonga rides around this area. You can see many people sitting on the seawall and enjoying small snacks of roasted peanuts or bhel puri. Many go for longer boat rides and small cruise to enjoy the sea breeze.

This place will become even more interesting when it will get a visual makeover from Janaury 24th 2014. An advanced LED lighting system is in place. The joint initiative by Philips and MTDC will make the monument even more inspiring and vibrant for Mumbaikars and for the tourists who will visit us in future.

You can read up about the initiative, share your ideas, and see suggestions from others on www.MumbaiInANewLight.com. You can also share your ideas on Facebook and Twitter using #MumbaiInANewLight. Select ideas will be read out at the lighting ceremony at the Gateway.

The lighting ceremony will also be live streamed on the microsite, Philips Lighting’s Facebook pages, and at select locations across the city.

Just waiting anxiously for January 26th to see the lighted monument. Will you be there??

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