10 Highlights You Don’t Want To Miss At Singapore Night Festival’19

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From 23rd to 31st August, the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct will be brought to life once again for this year’s Singapore Night Festival. This year’s festival promises an exciting lineup of artwork installations, performances and cultural and heritage programmes – it’s not an event you want to miss.

In honour of the Singapore Bicentennial this year, festival-goers can expect the 12th edition of this festival to be bigger, brighter and more extravagant. Stretching over 2 festival villages, Dhoby Ghaut Green and Armenian Street Park respectively, festival-goers should also strap on their comfiest pair of shoes as there will be a fair bit of walking to do.

With 16 Night Light art installations and over 40 performances lined up, Singapore Night Festival’19 promises a beautiful and out-of-world experience for everyone.

We’ve curated the top 10 highlights that you don’t want to miss at this year’s festival.

1. Collapse! By Luc Jacquet

Image Credits to Luc Jacquet

Collapse! is an audio piece that immerses visitors in the effects of global warming and the impact it has on our world.

Using real sound recordings taken by the artist himself on a trip to the Antartica, it transports visitors to the scene of collapsing ice glaciers, melting ice beds and breaking icebergs in the South Pole.

Venue: Gallery 10, National Museum of Singapore (Zone 1)
Date and Time: 8 – 22 August, 1 – 8 September 2019 | 10am – 7pm
23 – 24 August; 29 – 31 August 2019 | 10am – 12mn
25 – 28 August 2019 | 10am – 10pm
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2. Whispers By Light Society

Image Credits to Etienne Saint-Denis

Using immersive wind therapy, Whispers starts as an enchanting and hypnotic experience that gradually builds into an overwhelming amplitude of strength, creating a phenomenal experience for visitors.

Venue: Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore (Zone 1)
Dates and Time: 8 – 22 August, 1 – 8 September 2019 | 10am – 7pm
23 – 24 August; 29 – 31 August 2019 | 10am – 12mn
25 – 28 August 2019 | 10am – 10pm
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3. Keep Dreaming By Spectaculaires

Image Credits to Spectaculaires

Watch the National Museum of Singapore come to life as the story of three mysterious characters in a fantasy wonderland unravel before your eyes.

Allow wonder and curiosity to take over as you immerse yourself in this whimsical journey.

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Façade (Zone 1)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

4. The Legend Of Ramayana By Spectaculaires

Image Credits to Spectaculaires

Drawing inspiration from the Asian Civilisations Museum’s collection of Nakashi Venkataramaiah painting, The Legend of Ramayana takes the audience on a journey of the Sanskrit poem, The Ramayana.

It tells the story of Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his wife, Sita, from the demon king, Ravana, through the perspective of a Banyan tree.

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Banyan Tree (Zone 1)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

5. S.C.U.L.P.T By Yann Nguema

Image Credits to Yann Nguema

S.C.U.L.P.T was first presented in France and was revamped for its international debut at this year’s Singapore Night Fest.

The artwork is the perfect blend of projection mapping and interactivity, allowing visitors to manipulate its appearance with laser beams.

Together with a soundscape composed by EZ3kiel, S.C.U.L.P.T captivates its audience, bringing them into a world of art and technology.

Venue: Armenian Church (Zone 2)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

6. Waves Of Time By Chips & Toons & The Electronic Canvas

Image Credits to Chips and Toons

Waves of Time tells a re-imagined story of the famous Singapore legend of a prince who journeyed across the sea to visit Singapore.

This piece takes viewers through an immersive experience as they explore the depths of the underwater world and experience the variety of ethnic cultures that have come together as a result of maritime connections.

Venue: CHIJMES (Zone 2)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

7. Lucent By Sansys Collective

Combining the stunning visual of a magical illuminated rainforest with a soothing soundscape playing in the background, Lucent uses these elements of sight and sound to transform Singapore into an ambient oasis.

Venue: SMU Campus Green (Zone 3)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

8. Project:Dome – OCISLY By Lawrence Loh & Sebastien Jurkowski

Image Credits to Lawrence Loh & Sebastien Jurkowski

OCISLY allows visitors to walk in the shoes of the creator.

With this crowd-sourced digital projection, visitors will be able to select an emoticon and release it into the artwork using the OCISLY QR code on their mobile device.

Venue: SMU Campus Green (Zone 3)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

9. Project:Dome – SOLIS By Mischief Makers x MeshMinds

Image Credits to Mischief Makers x MeshMinds

SOLIS recreates the energies present within the sun to create an awe-inspiring spectacle of nuclear fusion in this immersive futuristic dome.

Visitors will also be able to witness a bold and brighter future where clean, renewable and limitless energy is accessible to everyone.

Venue: SMU Campus Green (Zone 3)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 12am

10. Fuerza Bruta

Image Credits to Ozono Producciones

Singapore Night Festival will not be completed without a stunning performance. Having performed to over 6 million spectators in sold-out shows across 34 countries and 58 cities, Fuerza Bruta will be dropping by Singapore at this year’s festival.

Visitors can look forward to an action-packed show with the combination of high energy and action-packed aerial acrobatics performance in this 360-degree sensory theatre experience.

Venue: Cathay Green (Zone 5)
Dates: 23 – 31 August 2019
Time: 8:30pm, 9:45pm, 11pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission: $15/pax excluding SISTIC fee
Tickets available here