Lifestyle: Singapore Night Festival 2013


The annual Singapore Night Festival is back again! Happening on the weekends of 23-24 August and 30-31 August 2013, this year’s Night Festival is bigger and better, and will cover the area all the way from Raffles City to Plaza Singapura!

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Pyramid of Void by Compagnie Retouramont

As with previous years, you can expect extravagant acts including aerial performances, installation fireworks and music and dance performance across cultures. Looking at the line-up this year, we are rather fascinated by the Oomoonbeings by Singapierrot and the Pyramid of Void by Compagnie Retouramont, both of which appear to be mysterious performances that celebrate the night and its beauty! The latter, particularly, is a stunning aerial item whereby the dancers create a visual dialogue, only supported by a pyramid of ropes.

Night light installations at the Singapore Art Museum

It is no surprise that you can expect the crowd-pleasing night light installations to be on, when our museums will take on a new skin during the festival period. A new addition this year is the Public Garden Flea Market, which will be taking place at Chijmes during the festival. Now here’s your chance to satisfy those late night shopping cravings by indulging in this local creative market!

Speaking of local, the Singapore Management University Campus Green will be the venue for the HOMEMADE music showcase. As suggested by its name, the showcase features favourite homegrown names such as Pleasantry, The Obedient Wives Club, Inch Chua and The Bushmen. Also look out for The Electric Symphony Project — a 23-piece band who will make its debut during the showcase!

Of course, on top of these special events, the museums in the Bras Basah Bugis precint will also be open for free admission during the Night Festival. With so much to do and see, there is no excuse for not getting out there in the night!