The Singapore Night Festival is back! Let little ones catch all the lights and sounds this weekend, mama… and did we mention it’s free?
The Bras Basah and Bugis precinct gets a colourful, light-filled upgrade over the next two weekends! Back for its 11th edition, The Singapore Night Festival is set to showcase stunning installations, performances and programmes, most with free admission. Keep your eyes peeled, get your cameras ready on ‘night mode’, and prepare to see your kids’ faces glow with enchantment. Scroll through our gallery as we list out our top highlights of the festival and watch the video below to see our fave installations in action!
Plus, make sure you don’t miss out on the performance-filled weekend of 24-26 August, with a wide variety of family-friendly events happening at Singapore Philatelic Museum, the Peranakan Museum, and the Asian Civilisations Museum. Prepare to be dazzled, mamas!
All the details!
When: TODAY, 17 August – Saturday, 25 August 2018
Performances on nights of 23 – 25 August, 7:30pm – 12 midnight
Where: Various locations around Bras Basah and Bugis
How much: Mix of free and ticketed events
Where: Singapore Art Museum facade
This one’s going to be a favourite among the whole fam! The Singapore Art Museum facade gets turned into a large movie screen as French designers Arnaud Pottier and Thimothée Mironneau display Odyssey, complete with a play on visuals, light and music.
Where: National Museum of Singapore lawn
Aquatic Dream makes for a surreal ‘underwater’ experience with its blue UV light, fog and props. Walk through the installation and you’ll hear a fitting underwater soundscape and rustling like that of trees – except it’s actually the sound of the towering reflective ‘kelp’ blowing in the breeze! Look up as jellyfish float above you, and make sure to wear white and you’ll see yourself glow a luminous blue!
Where: Outside The Cathay
Kiddos will have oodles of fun at this interactive installation! Drawing inspiration from his own journey from a career in the corporate world to becoming a conceptual sculpture artist, Teng Kai Wei’s The Leap of Faith encourages passers-by to “take the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” It shows how every step in one’s life, no matter how small, helps to complete a fulfilling journey.
Each circle changes colour with every step, so get your littlies to skip, hop or jump from one step to another to watch them explode in colour!
Where: Dhoby Ghaut Green
Step into a colourful solar system at Dhoby Ghaut Green! Orbit is an interactive, immersive experience which features orbiting ‘planets’ which you can spin as the colours change. Whip your phones out and take a picture with flash – you’ll be surprised by the result!
Where: National Design Centre
Head to National Design Centre to walk through a tunnel of brightly coloured ‘paper planes’ flying through the city! The Search will make you feel like you’re navigating through the streets of Singapore indoors, with landmarks like Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer, which you can spot along the way.
Conceptualised by students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design with accompanying soundscape by Singapore-based composer and pianist Eric Chiryoku, this installation merges local and regional talents to create an immersive experience for all ages.
Where: National Design Centre
While you’re there, don’t miss the stunning presentation of avant garde fashion designs by eight finalists from the renown international design competition, World of WearableArt. Mamas and dads with a penchant for fashion and sculptural design will appreciate the details in each garment, from leather to plastic to feather-like fibres and more!
Photos courtesy of Samantha Ong. Images may not be reproduced without prior permission from the photographer.