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Singapore Night Festival 2023 Guide : 7 Must Do and See Activities

Singapore Night Festival 2023 is back!

This iconic event is back for the 14th edition. Set in the Bugis and Bras Basah precinct, this year's edition will start from 18 to 26 August.

With over 50 activities for this year's edition, picking the ones to see or do may be a minefield. No worries here as we narrow down the 6 must-do and-see activities for Singapore Night Festival 2023. Use this map to find the exact location and details

1) CHIJMES Light Projection 

Projection-Mapping has always been a highlight at Singapore Night Festival. Three Projection Mapping are at CHIJIMES

  • Birth in Bloom
  • Evolution of Bras Basah Entertainment Scene
  • Port(al) City

The 3 projections are played one after another, so stay tuned for all three shows.

2) 700 Year @ National Museum of Singapore Facade

Watch 700 years of Singapore History at the NSM Facade. This is Singapore's first-ever attempt at theatrical projection mapping. This 6-minute epic will transport you to the 14th century. Take a seat and watch how Singapore glow up.

3) Night Light Installations

Nightlight installations are found all over Bugis and Bras Basah. Most of them are outdoors, with some indoor installations. Here is a quick look at some of the installations you can find.

Venue: Lawan of the National Museum of Singapore

The official hashtag for Singapore Night Festival.

A Stone's Throw(Away)
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Banyan Tree

Inspired by the legend of the Singapore Stone. This installation lights up when you stand in front of the panels.

"Flowing Water Road" Shrine
Venue:  Outside Raffles City

Ever wonder what a Singapore Shrine would look like? This installation by Singapore-based artist Michael Ng brings you his interpretation of a shrine erected to appease the old Stamford Canal spirit.

Venue: Farquhar Garden, Canning Rise

Step into Farquhar Garden and watch plants come to life with projection mapping.

SeaScape Symphony
Venue:  Funan Kinetic Wall

Take a journey underwater with shimmering blue lights and coral-inspired structures. This interactive work allows you to create digital bubbles when you blow into it.

The Island at the End
Venue: In front of SMU's Yong Pung How School of Law Building

A multisensory installation inspired by Minecraft. If you play Minecraft, you will find this block familiar. Step inside for a surprise.

X O X (two kisses and a hug)
Venue: Stamford Arts Centre

Seat on the Seasaw on this installation is inspired by the floral and the Sanskrit term for play.

To find the installations, look out for these Singapore Night Festival balloons around the vicinity.

4)Free Performances

We'll Weather the weather, whatever the weather, until we cannot
Venue: Canning Rise
Dates: 18-19,25-26 Aug
Timing: 730pm, 830pm, 930pm

A roving performance on Canning Rise with larger-than-life characters in a vast ocean.

Waterloo Street Stories
Venue: Waterloo Street
Dates: 18-19,25-26 Aug
Various Timing 

A collaborative project by the WaterlooStKakis, spotlighting the dynamic stories of the people from this historically rich street through dance, music, photography and plays.

Jazzin@Capitol Singapore - A Night in Asia
Venue: Outside Stage, Capitol Singapore
Date: 18-19,25-26 Aug
Time: 730pm-8pm, 830pm-915pm

Be entertained by various Jazz artists over a 2 weeks period.

Full lineup can be found here.


5)Time is a Black Circle
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
Paid Event: Prices at $27

Throwback to the seventies with rollerskating under disco light

6)Festival Village

There are 3 festive villages open during the festivals. There are light projections, live performances and food at these festive markets 

Main Festive Village @ SMU Campus Green
18-26 Aug

Festive Village @ Armenian Street
18-26 Aug

Festive Village @ CHIJMES
18-26 Aug

7) Dedicated Family Zone

Good news for those with young kids. The space between Armenian Street and Fort Canning Rise is a dedicated family zone with a range of activities created for children in mind.

Here are some of the activities you can look forward to

After Dark 
Venue: Children's Museum of Singapore
Date: 18-20,25-26 Aug
Time: 730pm,830pm,930pm (1 Hour per show)

A theatrical production that piques one's curiosity about what lies beyond the museum's doors at night.

The Bird, the Squirrel and the Samar Deer of Bukit Larangan
Venue: Children's Museum of Singapore Private Carpark
Date: 18-20,25-26 Aug
Time: 8pm-820pm, 9pm-920pm

A storytelling session of old tales within the Forbidden Hill.

Preserving Paradise
Venue:  Armenia Street

In addition, an interactive Night Lights installation is built for little ones to interact with.

There you have it, six things not to be missed at Singapore Night Festival 2023. If you want more, head over to Singapore Night Festival website to check out the rest of the programmes.

@the.wacky.duo Singapore Night Festival Highlights🎇 6 Things you must do at the Event 1️⃣ CHIJMES Light Projection 🏙 Three Projection Mapping -Birth in Bloom -Evolution of Bras Basah Entertainment Scene -Port(al) City 2️⃣700 Years🇸🇬 Watch 700 years of Singapore History at the NSM Facade 3️⃣ Art Installation around Bras Basah - Bugis Highlights 📍#SGNIGHTFEST 📍A Stonee's Throw(Away) 📍"Flowing Water Road" Shrine 📍Rimbun 📍SeaScape Symphony 📍The Island at the End 4️⃣Free Performances🧑‍🎤 We'll Weather the weather, whatever the weather, until we cannot Waterloo Street Stories 5️⃣Time is a Black Circle🌑 Throwback to the seventies with rollerskating under disco lights Paid Event at $27 6️⃣Festival Village🪅 📍SMU Campus Green 📍Armenian Street 📍CHIJMES From Aug 18-26 Events are mostly free except for Time is a Black Circle ( $27) #Singaporenightfestival2023 #Singaporenightfestival #sgtiktok #Sgevents #snf2023 #sgnightfest ♬ Ghibli-like piano solo ballad(957146) - tomori

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