|Visit the World's Largest Fountain at Suntec City, Fountain of Wealth (财富之泉) - a symbol of wealth and life. Towering 13.8 metres, this bronze sculpture is entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Largest Fountain since 1998 and features inwardly cascading water that symbolises the retention of wealth.
Many visit to touch* the Fountain's "lucky" water or just to enjoy the multimedia laser show** that dazzles nightly. On weekends, you'll also see song and laser message dedications.
* Stretch out your right hand and touch the water; Make a silent wish; Clockwise direction, walk around three times. This touch water sessions are: 9am - 12nn; 2.30pm - 6pm; 7pm - 7.45pm; 9.30pm - 10pm.
The Fountain of Wealth was constructed in 1995, together with the main Suntec City development. The bronze ring of the fountain is designed based on the Hindu Mandala, meaning universe and is a symbolic representation of the oneness in spirit and unity and further symbolizes the equality and harmony of all races and religions in Singapore.
The fountain consists of a circular ring with a circumference of 66 metres supported on four large lanted columns. It occupies an area of 1683.07 square metres, with a height of 13.8m. In the design plan of Suntec City, where the five tower blocks represent the fingers and thumb of a left hand emerging from the ground, the fountain forms the palm of the hand.
The inward flowing water of the fountain was used for two reasons. Water is known as the symbol of life and wealth in Chinese culture, and the inward motion of the water symbolises the retention of wealth for Suntec City. According to feng shui experts (Chinese geomancers), the water flowing inwards represents riches pouring in, thus the name Fountain of Wealth.
When The Amazing Race 3 came to Singapore in 2002, contestants collected a clue at the fountain.
** The multimedia showtimes are as follows: 8.00pm, 8.30pm and 9.00pm.