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Singapore Night Festival 2013 – 30 August

The second part of Singapore Night Festival 2013 happened on the 30th and 31st August 2013. I went down on the 30th August to watch the various arts performances and had a fun time there on Friday! Due to my participation in the Singapore Bay Run 2013 on Sunday 1st September, I decided to rest at home and didn’t go down on the 31st August 2013 to catch the grand closing finale performance by Magic Babe Ning & J C Sum! However, I did manage to catch their mega magic performance on Friday 30th August when they performed “The Water Vault” !!

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Having covered most of Night Lights 2o13 during the last weekend on 23rd and 24th August, I was able to concentrate on the events and performances on 30th August at the National Museum of Singapore – Moongrazing by OIC Singapore and The Water Vault by Magic Babe Ning & J C Sum. The OIC Projection on the National Museum Facade was very interesting and nice! I loved their light projections, along with their live music and drawing! The talents and artistic drawings were different on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st, therefore, I missed out on photographing their live drawings on Saturday! Looking at the crowds sitting down at the National Museum of Singapore frontal area, they were enthusiastic and glued to the light projections! When there was a break in the OIC Projection Display live drawing, I went down to the Main Ground and watched 5 Streams Performance at 845pm, they have a total of 3 different shows and I only managed to get the first performance! 5 Streams was interesting to watch and it can be pretty abstract, however, doesn’t that make the arts more interesting, exciting and intriguing?

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After the 5 Streams performance, I went back and got myself a good and early spot for the Mega Magic Show by Magic Babe Ning and J C Sum, titled The Water Vault. The crowds slowly built up and many spectators gathered around the stage to catch the Mega Magic show!! Magic Babe Ning, she is one of Asia’s female Houdini and one of the sexiest woman in magic by Magicseen Magazine. She was part of Singapore Night Festival 2013 wonderful performances, attempting a spectacular underwater escape from The Water Vault. She was shackled with chains and locks around her wrists, waist and neck. Ning was completely submerged in a steel vault filled to the brim with water that was locked and chained tightly on the outside. Take a look at this photo! This was Ning appearing from the steel vault with the pyrotechnics lighting up her appearance from The Water Vault after she free herself from the many locks and chains! It was great disappointment that I wasn’t able to watch, photograph and cover the Saturday Mega Magic Show titled Ultimate Inversion by Magic Babe Ning and J C Sum. From the photographs taken by fellow photographer and social media enthusiast friends, I knew I missed an awesome performance!!

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This concluded my 6th edition coverage of Singapore Night Festival since her maiden entry into the Singapore scene 6 years ago. It had been a very fun and exciting journey that was compiled into my nice little collection here on Flickr. There were a number of events and performances happening during the two weekends of Singapore Night Festival 2013 that I couldn’t cover all of them, I had many good memories, reflected and collected through my photographs that I shot. I will let my Singapore Night Festival 2013 photographs do the talking and convey the artists works and performances to all of you reading and re-collecting the many different memories of Singapore Night Festival 2013. While some of the arts performances can be abstract and intriguing, I believed that using what I view through my photography and feeling it through my heart, I am able to share something across from the performers/artists to the audience.

Reflecting and looking back at the Singapore Night Festival 2013 and the years before that to Singapore Night Festival 2008, I am already looking forward to Singapore Night Festival 2014!


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Singapore Night Festival 2013 is back!

The Singapore Night Festival 2013 is back for her 6th edition and this year’s Night Festival edition promises to be the largest ever arts and cultural nocturnal extravaganza. There will be an enthralling line up of local and international art performances and cultural programmes in the heart of the city, stretching from Plaza Singapura to Raffles City, to the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Arts Museum! The SIngapore Night Festival 2013 will be held over two weekends of 23rd and 24th August, and 30th and 31st August 2013 (7pm to 2am). I have been photographing, covering and following Singapore Night Festival since 2008 and I am excited looking forward to the 6th edition of Singapore Night Festival 2013!

There are many partners for this year’s Singapore Night Festival 2013, from the Bras Basah.Bugis community to showcase the buzz, energy and vibrancy of Singapore’s arts and heritage precinct. It will be more than just arts performances, there will be more options for entertainment, dining and late night shopping around the festival grounds. There are many interesting and powerful arts performances at the upcoming Singapore Night Festival 2013, I was at the media preview of the Singapore Night Festival 2013 and I will share some of the festival highlights happening this weekend at the Singapore Night Festival 2013.

National Museum of Singapore

– Vertical Extraction by Compagnie Retouramont

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August at 815pm, 930pm & 1045pm

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– Pyramid of Void by Compagnie Retouramont

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August at 830pm, 945pm & 11pm

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– Starlight Alchemy: Redux @ Singapore Night Festival

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August at 845pm and 10pm

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– Onmoonbeings by Singapierrot

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August 2013 at 730pm, 845pm & 10pm

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– Starlight Alchemy: Redux @ Singapore Night Festival

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August at 1115pm

There are a lot more interesting and exciting arts performances, fun, events and happenings at the Singapore Night Festival 2013! Here are some useful links for you to learn more and get more information for Singapore Night Festival 2013!

Singapore Night Festival 

Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct

Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct Facebook Page

National Museum of Singapore

Singapore Night Festival Twitter account

Singapore Night Festival Instagram account

Bring out your cameras, gather your friends and head out for the Singapore Night Festival 2013 this coming weekend on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August 2013!


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Mystical SuperTrees at Gardens By The Bay!

The Gardens By The Bay is celebrating her First Anniversary and there were many exciting activities and events happening at Gardens By The Bay! I had a fun and enjoyable journey with Gardens By The Bay, being part of their Official Opening and photographing the different areas of Gardens By The Bay prior to their opening. As part of the First Anniversary Celebrations, the SuperTrees at the SuperTrees Grove went through a metamorphosis to become Mystical SuperTrees, beautiful and colourful, mesmerising and exciting.

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The Mystical SuperTrees are transformed by video mapping, it is an exciting new projection technique that can turn almost any surface into a dynamic video display. Along with music, this is sure to captivate your senses. Below are the details of the Mystical SuperTrees transformation. Come on down and experience this installation that transcends ordinary video projection.

30 Jun – 7 Jul 2013

8:00 PM; 9:00 PM; 10:00 PM; 10:45 PM

Venue: Supertree Grove

The Mystical SuperTrees lighting projection promises to be beautiful and exciting. Bring down your camera and tripod over the next few nights and enjoy a beautiful mystical lighting display that turns the SuperTrees Grove at Gardens By The Bay into a Mystical Wonderland!


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Candle Night at Marina Bay 2011

A night only in Singapore, that’s the Candle Night 2011 at Marina Bay, on the 5th November 2011 at the Merlion Park and One Fullerton area. Kindly invited by the Marina Bay Singapore, it was an honour to be part of this wonderful, beautiful and social responsibility event. There were events organised earlier to learn about lantern making using recycled materials and having a lantern walk thereafter, due to my earlier commitments at the SCC Rugby 7s at the Padang nearby, I was not able to join my other social media/blogging/twitter friends for the earlier activities. Nevertheless, I was very happy that I was able to appreciate the beauty, artwork and lightings of Candle Night 2011 at Marina Bay.

Researching more into Candle Night 2011 origins, Candle Night  is an environmental event that helps in finding one’s inner sense of time, organised by Lighting Detectives Singapore. The Lighting Detectives is founded by Kaoru Mende, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study of lighting culture through practical methods, and surveying of urban light environments, do check out Candle Night at Marina Bay on Facebook (Source : Shomei Tanteidan website). They are very inspiring with their lightings, artwork, environmental awareness and it just makes me people pause in time to admire the lights and think about Mother Nature.

I walked up and down from Merlion Park along One Fullerton, amazed and mesmerised by the the various lighting designs and artwork. They were all like shining lights, beacons and lanterns, attracting us towards them, reminding us of being environmentally conscious. Slowly walking and enjoying myself, immersing with the lightings, this was a very beautiful lighting and meaningful environmental event.

Candle Night at Marina Bay lights it up in a very special manner and aura, striking a balance of modern cosmopolitan bay view skyline with a social cause to be more environmentally friendly and conscious. Mesmerised and inspired, as a photographer, a photojournalist, it’s all about lighting, Candle Night inspires me to be more curious and passionate about lighting! Maybe I should be a Lighting Detective too ? Let’s see ….. Do check out the beautiful photographs from Candle Night 2011 at Marina Bay !!

 

 

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