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Singapore Night Festival 2016 is back!

The iconic local (that is now internationally known) night festival that has transformed and grown exponentially over the past 8 years, now in its 9th edition, the Singapore Night Festival is back again, taking place this coming weekend Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August 2016 and the following weekend Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August 2016 at the Bras Basah Bugis Precinct from 730pm to 2am. The theme for Singapore Night Festival 2016 is Inventions and Innovation, transforming Bras Basah Bugis Precinct, Singapore’s arts and heritage district using science fiction and fantasy, coming together to give visitors unforgettable experiences, performances and lighting artworks!

I have personally seen how much it has transformed over the past 8 editions of the Singapore Night Festival since her maiden debut in 2008, attending, watching, photographing and documenting them down here inside my Flickr photography collection. Year 2016 is the 9th edition and in year 2017, it will be the 10th edition! Keep a lookout for my updates on Twitter, Instagram and FB Page, along with the photographs that I would take and upload them into my Singapore Night Festival Flickr collection!

During the Singapore Night Festival 2016, I would be going around, watching, enjoying and taking photographs of this iconic night festival. I would try to cover and share as much as possible, it would be a challenge given the wide and diverse festival activities, artworks, performances taking place over 5 zones!

There are many many things to do, watch and enjoy at Singapore Night Festival 2016. Let me give you some sneak peaks and key information of Singapore Night Festival 2016 from my attendance at their media preview!

First and foremost, remember to grab the Singapore Night Festival 2016 brochure with the map inside or check out Singapore Night Festival website! There are 5 zones that you need to take note of –

Zone 1 – National Museum of Singapore

Zone 2 – Armenian Street

Zone 3 – Cathay Green, School of the Arts (SOTA) and Prinsep Street

Zone 4 – Singapore Management University (SMU)

Zone 5 – Singapore Art Museum, Queen Street, Waterloo Street and National Design Centre

Each zone has many different events, activities, performances and artworks, the timings, performances and shows schedule can be found on the festival brochure! Don’t rush, plan out the shows and performances that you wish to watch, make plans to walk there earlier to get a good spot!

Here are some artworks/shows/performances that you can see at Singapore Night Festival 2016

Zone 1 – National Museum of Singapore

KEYFRAMES – Groupe LAPS (France)

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The Wheel House – Acrojou (United Kingdom)

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Shifting Interactions – LASALLE College of the Arts

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Zone 2 – Armenian Street

:Samara – Max Pagel & Jonathan Hwang B47X2752

Zone 3 – Cathay Green, School of the Arts (SOTA) and Prinsep Street

HOUSE OF CURIOSITIES – Sweet Tooth by CAKE (Singapore)

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Zone 5 – Singapore Art Museum, Queen Street, Waterloo Street and National Design Centre

JOURNEY feat soundtrack by Ed Carter – NOVAK (United Kingdom)
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Light Force, Night Falls – GSM Project (Singapore) B47X2776

#showerthoughts – LiveWerkz (Singapore)

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Komorebi 2 – Lighting Planners Associates, in collaborations with the NUS Design Incubation Cetnre (Singapore)

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There are many many more shows, performances, artworks and a food festival village too! There is something for everybody to participate and enjoy, come on down to Singapore Night Festival 2016 this coming weekend!

Here are the website / social media URL links for you to stay connected and updated with Singapore Night Festival

Website – Singapore Night Festival

Facebook – brasbasahbugis

Twitter – brasbasahbugis

Instagram – brasbasahbugis

Pinterest – sgnightfest

Last but not least, spread the word about Singapore Night Festival 2016 with your family and friends! Enjoy yourself, immerse and soak in the local festive Singapore Night Festival 2016! Remember to have lots of fun, take lots of photos and share!

Thank you National Heritage Board and National Museum of Singapore for the invitation to the media preview of Singapore Night Festival 2016!

Singapore Night Festival 2015 – 21st & 22nd August

The first weekend of Singapore Night Festival 2015 is over and completed with a huge crowd turnout on both days, 21st and 22nd August 2015. It was amazing and this showed Singapore Night Festival had grown and expanded a lot over the years since her inception eight years ago. In my personal humble opinion (from documenting and photographing eight editions of Singapore Night Festival) the Singapore Night Festival has now established itself as a modern fun arts festival that stands out for both locals and international visitors alike, something for all to come down, participate and enjoy.

When I went down after work on Friday 21st August 2015 and saw the crowds on a Friday night at Singapore Night Festival 2015, I knew it had built for herself a reputation and following as a modern arts festival in Singapore. There were lots of people visiting the Singapore Night Festival!

My first stop on 21st August 2015 was the Armenian Church, I was looking forward to view the Night Lights installation titled “Hanami” by Cie Mastoc Production from France. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of celebrating the beauty and tranquility of cherry blossoms each spring, the Amernian Church grounds provided an ideal and suitable venue for this light installation. When I was photographing the “Hanami” light installation, three interesting and brighly lighted up characters walked into the venue, some of the visitors to “Hanami” light installation were treated to a quiet sharing of whispered poem or a word on love from them, this was “Embruns De Lune” by Cie Mastoc Production.

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My next stop was Armenian Street, behind Armenan Church. People were dancing and singing at Armenian Street (Zone 2), it was lively with street and stage performances such as “The Peranakan Museum Variety Show” by The Main Wayang Co. and Singapore’s first New Orleans-style brass band entertained the crowds to a great night out.

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Walking towards Zone 1 where the National Museum of Singapore is located, I stopped at Main Ground, National Museum to photograph, Night Lights artwork installation “Drawn in Light” by Ralf Westerhof. This was another crowd attraction too, with many people taking photographs of the constantly moving artwork hanging in the air. Although I had photographed it earlier in the week during the media preview, I wanted to go back and take more photographs of this artwork from a different angle and perspective, using a different lens.

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At the iconic location, the Banyan Tree, National Museum, you can’t miss the three Big Birds on the tree above. That is the “Le Desir Et La Menace” by Cedric Le Borgne from France, it’s an interesting artwork with lighting projection on them to make it look special.

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The Anooki Celebrate Singapore is a big crowd favourite, just by looking at the number of people watching around the front lawn of the National Museum of Singapore and along the footpath across the road at the SMU campus ground. In my earlier article, I had a fun time watching them and I just had to stop by and take photos of the cute Inuits running, jumping and having fun entertaining us!

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Continuing across to Zone 4, the Festival Village at SMU, there was another huge crowd of people eating and buying food from the varous food stalls at the Festival Village, enjoying the various stage live performances. I dropped by to say hi to my friend, The Quarters, at the Festival Village! Remember to visit their food stall, taste their Durian Crème Brulee and other local fusion dishes!

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Spark! By World Beaters Music (UK) is a group of five mysterious perfectly choreographed LED-lit drummers roving and marching around the Singapore Night Festival 2015 in the Bras Basah Bugis precinct. Where the Spark went, the crowds follow them, wanting to watch them close up in action. I managed to catch them on Friday 21st August night at Armenian Street and 22nd August at the Festival Village.

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Starlight Alchemy from Singapore is another huge crowd favourite and attraction at Singapore Night Festival. I didn’t manage to catch them on 21st August and only managed to catch their second act on 22nd Angust. Due to the crowds, I was standing at the SMU campus ground, opposite SAM, using my telephoto EF 70-200mm f4 L USM lens to capture their wonderful performances!

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At the National Design Centre, in Zone 5 of Singapore Night Festival 2015, there is an lightwork installation that I really liked a lot. The artwork is titled “Pixels Wave” by Miguel Chevalier in collabration with Carolyn Kan and Depression, co-presented with Design Singapore Council. Pixels Wave is a giant light carpet with changing colours, designs, patterns and forms. Visitors to this artwork enjoyed it a lot, from their actions when they were on the “carpet floor”, taking photos, enjoying the changing and moving Pixels Wave and even chasing the Pixels Wave.

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The first weekend of Singapore Night Festival 2015 had concluded, the Night Lights 2015 are still ongoing towards the second weekend of Singapore Night Festival 2015 on 28th & 29th August, whereby the action continues to dazzle, rock, entertain and allowing the visitors to have fun at the Singapore Night Festival 2015.

During the week, you can still come down to Bras Basah Bugis precinct to visit and check out the Night Lights artwork installations! Check out my Flickr collection on Singapore Night Festival 2015 for reference!

I am looking forward to the second weekend when Theater Tol (they participated in Singapore Night Festival 2011) from Belgium arrives in Singapore for the second weekend of Singapore Night Festival 2015!


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Singapore Biennale Closing Weekend

Singapore Biennale is drawing to a close this coming weekend of Saturday 15th February and Sunday 16th February. The Singapore Biennale journey had been a fun and interesting adventure for me, with many different photographs over the various unique, artistic, abstract and wonderful artworks by many different artists. If you haven’t visited the Singapore Biennale yet or haven’t visited all of the Singapore Biennale artworks, do come down to the various venues this coming weekend of 15th and 16th February 2014!

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There are many exciting programs lined up for the Singapore Biennale Closing Weekend, check out their Facebook Events page for more details here! For the Singapore Biennale Closing Weekend, it is Free Admission and Extended Opening Hours!

Here are some quick details attached below (from Singapore Biennale Facebook Events Page) –

Fri, 14 Feb – Sat, 15 Feb: 10am – 9pm
Sun, 16 Feb: 10am – 7pm

1. From 14 – 15 Feb, gallery opening hours will be extended to 9pm for SB exhibits at the following venues: SAM, SAM at 8Q, NMS and TPM.

2. From 14 – 16 Feb, there will be free admission to the SB exhibits at the following venues: SAM, SAM at 8Q, NMS and TPM.

3. To sweeten the deal for SB visitors, there will be free admission for all from 14 – 16 Feb to the SB parallel exhibition, “A Changed World: Singapore Art 1950s – 1970s”. This gallery will also offer extended opening hours to 9pm for both 14 and 15 Feb.

For more information on the Singapore Biennale Closing Weekend and its programmes, please visit www.singaporebiennale.org

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This is my 3rd Singapore Biennale that I attended, the memories from my three Singapore Biennale adventures can be found here in my Flickr collection! Do take the chance to visit Singapore Biennale during this closing weekend, have a fun time, viewing and enjoying the many artworks on display there at Singapore Biennale!


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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 – 23 & 24 August

The first weekend of the Singapore Night Festival 2013 attracted big crowds and a great turnout  on the nights of 23rd and 24th August 2013. It was nice to see many visitors coming down to the many different arts performances, events and festivities around the National Museum of Singapore, Armenian Street, SMU Green and Singapore Arts Museum compounds. After attending the media preview of Singapore Night Festival a few days earlier, I was excited to come back again on the 23rd and 24th August to continue photographing and sharing about the Singapore Night Festival 2013!

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There were many things happening during 23rd and 24th August at the Singapore Night Festival, a few of them that stood out and got my attention were the outdoor arts performance acts from France, Vertical Extraction and Pyramid of Void by Compagnie Retouramont. Judging from the crowds that sat around the National Museum of Singapore compounds, waiting patiently and eagerly watching the performers “hanging”, “flying” and dancing in the air with their ropes, Compagnie Retouramont is definitely a crowd puller and a key performance attraction for Singapore Night Festival 2013!

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Another star performance attraction was Starlight Alchemy, with their sleek, electrifying, hot and sizzling fire performances in front the National Museum of Singapore facade. I am always a fan of bonfire performances and enjoyed photographing their silky fire dances movements! From the crowds gathered around their performance area, Starlight Alchemy was definitely another hot (yes, hot with fires too!) arts performance that was enjoyed by the spectators at the Singapore Night Festival 2013!

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Inside the National Museum of Singapore, there were also arts performances too! I went up to the Glass Atrium and watched Circus Swingapore in action with their gymnastics performance with the hoops, poles and ropes! A fun circus artistic performance, popular with the young and old, especially with the young children eagerly watching them from the sidelines! There was an interesting showcase by Absolut Vodka known as Absolut Canvas, with many beautiful Absolut Vodka bottle designs of different sizes, attracting a queue of visitors into the exhibition!

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Walking down to Armenian Street, where the street was closed for the Singapore Night Festival 2013 and allowing the visitors to have more space to walk, relax and enjoy the festivities around the Armenian Street area. There was an intriguing and interesting outdoor arts performance, OOMOONBEINGS by Singapierrot. From Singapore Night Festival website, describing about Oomoonbeings –

Two ethereal jesters descend from a crescent moon and explore the land. Dressed in plastics, these contemporary incarnations of Pierrot play in a series of teasing vignettes combining movement and installation. With a whimsical oldtime mood, this little reverie features gypsy-swing jazz duo So Ma Fan as live accompaniment.

While the Oomoonebings performance was a little bit abstract, it was still able to attract the crowds to sit down and watch their unique production! With the warm applause by the crowds at the end of their performance, we can see that they were able to appreciate and understand their performance better! At Armenian Street, with the SubStation located there, it’s an iconic arts/music place. The front of the SubStation area turned into a nice and warm outdoor concert arena, with indie bands, alternative and rock bands gave their hearts out into the night of live music performances!

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Along an alley along Armenian Street, between The SubStation and Peranakan Museum, there were festivities inside there too! There was a visual artist works that caught my attention, it was titled “Everyday Aspirations” by Karen Mitchell. I was personally mesmerised by her works that she deserves the recognition from my thoughts and sharing here! The beautiful and inspiring art work by Karen Mitchell, showcased at Singapore Night Festival 2013. Each mixed media (wood, laminates and light) showed one-word definitions of “Aspiration”, representing the “Everyday Aspirations” of ordinary people. The texts were laser-cut into the wood panels and the light shines through the wood panels to cast shadows of the Aspirations. The reflections of the Aspirations is not just a shadow, it’s also an imprint into a person’s memory. This visual arts display at Singapore Night Festival 2013 is popular with the visitors, the collection of 365 “Aspiration” words means something to them, deep in their hearts and minds. They are all searching for a word among the many words of “Aspirations”, to take and leave an imprint for their hearts, minds and souls. It was great disappointment for the artist Karen Mitchell and everybody else who loved her visual works at the Singapore Night Festival 2013, that 114 of her visual works were missing and they were not returned back to the rightful artist owner! Please return the 114 words back!

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With such great first weekend action at Singapore Night Festival 2013, it’s not over yet. There’s still the second weekend of the Singapore Night Festival 2013 happening on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August 2013! Stay tune for more information!

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 30th and Saturday 31st August 2013!


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Photographing Singapore Night Festival – 2008 to 2012

This beautiful and exciting festival started in 2008, with an overseas arts performance troupe performing in the night, hanging in the mid air and a part of the road in Singapore closed up for the people to watch them perform. That was Studio Festi from Italy performing in the inaugural Singapore Night Festival. Since then, I fell in love with the Singapore Night Festival and I was faithfully following the Singapore Night Festival from 2008 to the Singapore Night Festival 2012 today.

Looking back, let me recap and share with all my readers, the trilogy of the Singapore Night Festival

Singapore Night Festival 2008 – Studio Festi 

Singapore Night Festival 2009 – The Loop of Fortune

Singapore Night Festival 2010 – Paraboles 2.0

Singapore Night Festival 2011 –  Corazon de Angeles

Night Lights 2011

The Night Lights started in 2011, giving the Singapore Night Festival a greater wider displays of artworks and lightings. For a photographer, I just loved the different changing lightings and displays. It was very fun photographing in a challenging and dark environment. That’s what the Singapore Night Festival and Night Lights were all about, lights and arts performance in the night! I took many photographs during Singapore Night Festival from 2008 to 2012, check them out on my Flickr collection here!

The Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 started on 24th and 25th August 2012. It was a great hit with many people coming down the various locations, enjoying the artworks, lightings and displays with their family, loved ones and friends. From the number of visitors taking photographs at Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012, it’s getting better and more popular event in Singapore, among the locals and overseas visitors!

Do not fret if you have not visited Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012, part 2 of Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 is happening on Friday 31st August 2012 and Saturday 1st September 2012. An overseas arts performance troupe is going to perform at Singapore Night Festival 2012!! Check out the Singapore Night Festival website for more details and you can download the Singapore Night Festival 2012 guide for more information!!

The Singapore Night Festival and Night Lights are a great and awesome event to bring your family down to enjoy the arts and performances, the festivities and appreciation of the arts scene in Singapore. Do remember to visit the various museums too! What can you photograph and enjoy Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 ? Check out my photographs of Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 photo collection here on Flickr!

Mark down your calendars !! See you all at Singapore Night Festival 2012 and Night Lights 2012 on 31st August and 1st September 2012!!


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Heritage Along Footpaths

Do you remember these Old Trades, Food and Services ?

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Born in the late 70s, growing up in the 80s as a young kid, I still can remember the above Old Trades, Food and Services, even though I didn’t go to the fortune teller when I was a kid and didn’t get to taste the ice ball, I can see the cobblers and kachang puteh sellers around Singapore. One of my best memories was the kachang puteh seller at the Old Cathay Cinema when it was just a 2 stories cinema (it is now the Cathay Cineleisure Cineplex) and I would love to buy the sweet kachang puteh from him!

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Singapore’s National Heritage Board organised a Heritage Event, known as Heritage Along Footpaths, bringing us back in time and history, to re-introduce trades that were once common in Singapore. This would definitely suits the older generation because it would invoke many of their memories – childhood, teenager, growing up years and suits the younger and middle generation too, sharing the memories that their seniors/forefathers had last time

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Heritage Along Footpaths was held on 2 weekends, 3rd and 4th December and 10th and 11th December 2011, from 10am to 5pm, at 2 locations : The Singapore Art Museum and Stamford Arts Centre (along the mural wall facing Middle Road). I went to the Singapore Art Museum and I had a great nostalgic time there, eating my kachang puteh, tasting ice ball for the first time in my life! Well, I didn’t get my shoes repaired by the cobbler or got my fortune told by the fortune tellers, nevertheless, it was great to see them back again, even for a while.

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Our Singapore’s Heritage Along Footpaths, will you remember them ? Will they survive in this fast changing cosmopolitan modern city living ? How can our future generations remember what is their forefathers time like ? I sincerely hope that they will be able to survive and continue on, even though the challenges today just make it very difficult. For a start, let’s all start to spread the word and continue the story telling, of our heritage, culture and history to our current young and future generations.

Night Lights 2011

Night Lights 2011, part of the whole Voyage Night Festival 2011 package, a time of enjoying the dazzling, interesting, intriguing and spectacular light installations from France. With different lightings hosted over different locations around the arts scene in Singapore – Singapore Art Museum (SAM), National Museum of Singapore (NMS), School of the Arts (SOTA) and Singapore Management University (SMU). Fresh from watching and enjoying Voyage Night Festival 2011 last weekend, this was not something that I would want to miss!

There wasn’t just lighting installations on display, there were a wide range of other arts and community activities too around the venues, from jazz to watching movies. There were good crowds walking around and enjoying themselves, immersing in the fun and festivities, taking many photographs for memories.

Even there wasn’t any major arts performances, the unique and intriguing lighting installations are a major performance by itself, let their lightings show the way –

The Fish Tree

Parking Mad (Le Parking en folie)

Green Invaders

Lampounettes

Lyrical Perspective (Perspective Lyrique) 

Curiosities

My favourite lightings from Night Lights 2011 were Lyrical Perspective, Lampounettes and Curiosities ! Do check out more photos taken from Night Lights 2011 here !

 

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Voyage Night Festival 2011

The Singapore Night Festival 2011, a magnificent outdoor performing arts events and performances, is back again with a big bang, some awesome lineups from around the world. This year, it is known as the Voyage Night Festival 2011, with a very special theme – “an evocation of the spirit behind journeys of departures,arrivals,landings; of passages, pilgrimages, inter-marriages encountered in sound,movement and images.”  (Source: Voyage Festival 2011 website).

 

Reaching there at around 8pm with Renhao, we soaked around the Night Festival grounds, watching roving performance and a beautiful singing of Singer Oana Cătălina Chitu’s and Bucharest Tango, beautiful music that we can listen to, complemented by a pair of local Singapore tango dancers and a duet with a Chinese Orchestra instrument,

Recalling my Singapore Night Festival memories

In 2011, Singapore is graced by Theater Tolwith their artistic and remarkable display Corazon de Angeles in Paradise, the main draw card for the Voyage Night Festival, drawing huge crowds on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s about marriage between different cultures, a musical, dance, acrobatics, live and pyrotechnics performances, on the ground level, as well as hanging and spinning in the air too! The crowds were entertained to a magnificent display and their act was very well received. Theater Tol also showed photographs of old Singapore from its early settlement days, from her humble beginning since the 19th century, the history and social development of Singapore’s civic district. Close to the grand finale of pyrotechnics above the sky and the shower of confetti, feathers and golden flakes from the performers above, bringing the Voyage Festival 2011 to a momentous peak of musical joy and happiness.

This year’s 2011 Singapore Night Festival outdoor live arts musical performance, left beautiful memories with me and I am glad to capture them down with my thoughts and photographs, the past few years Singapore Night Festival were awesome too, helping to transform Singapore into a vibrant and lively country/city with its colourful arts environment. Do drop by my Flickr to take a look at some of the photographs of Voyage Night Festival 2011! Hope you all have a great Night Festival !!

 

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Singapore Biennale 2011 – SAM at 8Q

Singapore Biennale 2011 may have ended recently and I used the very last day to rush down visiting/touring the other venues of Singapore Biennale 2011, Singapore Arts Museum and SAM at 8Q, before the beautiful artworks would no longer be around. Similar to my Biennale experiences at Old Kallang Airport, I was just as impressed and mesmerised by the artists art works at Singapore Arts Museum and SAM at 8Q.

Some artists works were very tangible and abstract, while some others were imagery and media connectivity. Each displayed their own unique artistic views and displays, from their point of view, embracing their deep thoughts, ideas and emotions. With their own uniqueness, I greatly admired 2 local artists works, Tan Pin Pin and Koh Nguang How, they brought back part of my childhood and teenage memories of growing up, remembering the history and changes of Singapore during my period of growing up.

I shall rest my writing and let my photographs from the wonderful and talented artists of Singapore Biennale 2011 share their artistic adventures


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