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The 10th Singapore Night Festival 2017 is here!

A milestone reached, the 10th year, this is the 10th edition of the Singapore Night Festival! Since making her debut in 2008, Singapore Night Festival 2017 is now into her 10th edition and it is starting tonight on the 18th August 2017, till 26th August 2017.

Following, documenting and photographing the 10the edition of Singapore Night Festival is also a milestone for me! I have been following, documenting and photographing Singapore Night Festival 2017 since her debut in 2008. Here is my collection of Singapore Night Festival photographs for you to go back in time to 2008 and observe what has changed over the past 10 years.

This is going to be my 10th year following, documenting and photographing Singapore Night Festival 2017 and a new photography album in my Flickr is now created to share my photos on this 10th magical year of Singapore Night Festival 2017!

The Night Lights will take place first on 18th August 2017, the performances will take place next week on 24th August to 26th August 2017.

I just want to share a few Night Lights 2017 artworks installations and I encourage you to come down with your family, relatives and friends to visit, explore and have fun at Singapore Night Festival 2017 starting from 18th August 2017 to 26th August 2017.

  1. Phosphene by Praxis + from Singapore @ Design Gallery 1, National Design Centre

2. The Tree That Blinked by Karel Bata from United Kingdom @ Banyan Tree outside the National Museum of Singapore

3. Nostos: Records of the Self by Aesop from Singapore @ National Museum of Singapore Gallery 10

4. Les Hommes Debout (The Standing Men) by AADN from France @ Singapore Art Museum

5.Tessellations of Time by LiteWerkz x 3M from Singapore @ Main Ground

6. Convolutions by EX3kiel from France @ National Museum of Singapore facade

Useful information and links

Do keep a lookout on my Instagram and Flickr, as I share my Singapore Night Festival 2017 photography adventures and stories!

Enjoy and have fun at a magical 10th year of Singapore Night Festival 2017!


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Celebrating 10 magical years of Singapore Night Festival

In three weeks time, starting on the 18th August 2017. An iconic night festival that was born 10 years ago in 2008 at the National Museum of Singapore grounds, is going to celebrate her milestone of 10 magical years, of the Singapore Night Festival.

I was there for the maiden Singapore Night Festival in the year 2008 with Studio Festi from Italy performing in front of the lawn grounds of the National Museum of Singapore. The road was closed and the visitors were able to watch them perform from a distance. I still can’t forget those memories, even though I captured them down through my photographs.

This also marked the start of my own personal journey with the Singapore Night Festival, faithfully and consistently, for the next 9 years from 2008, photographing, documenting and writing about my stories on the Singapore Night Festival. I had seen them grown, expanded and transformed over the past 9 years, they had become more popular, well-known locally and internationally. The visitorship increased significantly over the years gone by since her maiden debut in 2008, the shows, performances, artistic displays increased as well over the past 9 years, from the local artists anchoring past editions, engaging the local communities and businesses in the Bras Basah Bugis precinct.

At a recent introduction media conference at the National Museum of Singapore, we were given an introduction and briefing on the upcoming 10th edition of the Singapore Night Festival. For this year’s 10the edition, there is stellar line up, with a strong line up of local artists that have anchored past editions of the Singapore Night Festival. Our ten local homecoming artists were introduced to the guests present at the introduction media conference, after speeches by Angelita Teo, Festival Director and Christie Chua, Creative Director of the Festival. Listening to each of their stories relating to their Singapore Night Festival performance, it was very heartwarming to hear from them, how it had changed and impacted them, by being part of Singapore Night Festival.

Here is the list of the 10 homecoming artists for Singapore Night Festival 2017!

No. Artist Name of Group Title of Act / Artwork
1 Syed Ahmad Bloco Singapura Armenian Street Carnival Bloc
2 Danny Loong Timbre Music (presenting New Stream Brass Band) New Stream Bass Band
3 Alvin Oon Peranakan Sayang Peranakan Party
4 Daphne Huang and Ponnamma Devaiah Flamenco Sin Fronteras, Nawaz & Friends Journey of Time
5 Roch Ong and Teng Jun Yong ZingO Lunisolar Vibes
6 Firhmann Salim Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra HOMEMADE MAS1A + Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra
7 Greg Ho Grapple Max Dojo Night Festival Showdown
8 Jamie Yeo The Brass Barre The Art of Pole
9 Johari Kazura Starlight Alchemy The Flower of Life and The Infinite Self
10 Ning Cai Mind Magic Mistress Pain/Pleasure

I still can remember the various performances by our strong local artists that anchored the past editions of Singapore Night Festival. They stood out, tall and proud, recognised by the local community in Singapore and also gain international recognition too!

Some of our strong local artists, I can still remember, very clearly, on how they made an impact and significance to the Singapore Night Festival over the past 9 years. Here are some of my favourite memories from them:

Over the past few years, Bloco Singapura, Timbre Music and Peranakan Sayang turning the Armenian Street into one lively and exciting street music party festival, singing, dancing and playing their music instruments, faithfully and consistently, having fun, performing, participating and interacting with the wonderful crowds on Armenian Street. It was truly a street festival party!

In 2015, Starlight Alchemy performance drew a huge crowds to watch them. I had been following Starlight Alchemy years back and it was really great to see them performing on the bigger stage at Singapore Night Festival!

In 2014, ZingO, performing together with William Close with his Earth Harp Collective at the Front Lawn of the National Museum of Singapore. A fusion performance of East meets West, transforming the whole of National Museum of Singapore into something very special and unique. I will never forget this performance, our local artist troupe performing together with an international artist troupe. Oh yes, I can’t forget the wrestling action by Grapple Max Dojo at Armenian Street, if you grew up watch WWF wrestling action on tv, this would interest you!

In 2013, Ning Cai (then known as Magic Babe Ning) produced a nail-biting magic performance, attempting an underwater escape from the water vault. I didn’t manage to photograph her other magic act due to a clash of my schedule and I missed the other magic performance.

As we start to count down towards 18th August 2017, to mark the start of the 10th edition of Singapore Night Festival, follow me through my photographs and stories on my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Page, Flickr and my website for the 10the edition of Singapore Night Festival 2017. This is going to be my 10th year covering Singapore Night Festival, this is also a personal milestone for me too, 10 consecutive years of Singapore Night Festival coverage, documentation and photography.

Mark down the dates on your calendar

Night Lights

Friday 18th August to Saturday 26th August 2017

Singapore Night Festival 2017 performances

Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August 2017

In the blink of an eye, in the year 2017, we are now in the 10th edition of the Singapore Night Festival. This is going to be fantastic celebration of “10 Magical Years”. If you like to go back in time and have a feel of the Singapore Night Festival from 2008 to 2016, there is a way! Via my “time machine”, located inside my Flickr collection “Singapore Night Festival”, you can read the stories and view the photographs that I documented, photographed and written in the past 9 years.

The 10th year of Singapore Night Festival, celebrating 10 magical years, I have also started my 10th year documenting and photographing Singapore Night Festival. Follow me, journey with me along with my coverage of Singapore Night Festival 2017!

Come on down, be part of the 10th year milestone and celebrations with Singapore Night Festival 2017!

*** Updated 31st July 2017 ***

Ning Cai would not be performing at Singapore Night Festival 2017.

Singapore Night Festival 2016

The 9th edition of Singapore Night Festival 2016, was recently concluded over the weekends of 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th August 2016 at various locations around the Bras Basah Bugis precinct. This was also my 9th year covering and photographing Singapore Night Festival since her maiden debut in 2008. I attended their media preview session prior to the start of Singapore Night Festival 2016 and had a glimpse of what I could be expecting in the 9th edition of Singapore Night Festival, sharing sneak peak photos and information in an article post that I shared earlier.

Similar to the previous years Singapore Night Festival, there were a lot of different programmes, arts performances, music performances, light projections, artworks etc in different sectors of the Bras Basah Bugis precinct. I would try my best to photograph and cover as much as possible during the two weekends.

Let me bring you back the memories and fun of Singapore Night Festival 2016 over the two weekends of 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th August, through my eyes, heart and soul, via my photographs, stories, feelings and thoughts.

The overseas artists performance acts were always a crowd puller since the year they started Singapore Night Festival. This main outdoor performing acts segment are something that I always enjoyed thoroughly. This also explained why it can be very crowded at the Singapore Night Festival, around the main grounds of The National Museum of Singapore. It had been an increasing challenge and difficulty year after year, to watch and capture the performing artists in action. More photos of Singapore Night Festival 2016 can be seen here inside my Flickr collection!

19th and 20th August – The Wheel House by Acrojou (UK)

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20th and 27th August – Invasion by Close-Act (NL)

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Armenian Street –We now have a real street party in Singapore!

The Armenian Street where the Peranakan Museum is located will be closed for the Singapore Night Festival, turning it into a vehicle free zone, allowing visitors to walk on the road and have fun. I reckon our Armenian Street is turning into a real street party that we saw overseas, with music bands performances on the stage and a roving music band that rocks the whole street, people dancing, singing and having fun to the beats of the drums and musical instruments.

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The Peranakan Museum façade was lighted up with colourful lights too, bright and colourful. Visitors to Singapore Night Festival also took the opportunity to visit the ongoing exhibitions at the Peranakan Museum.

I reckon we can officially declare Armenian Street in Singapore as our very own street party location!

Night Lights 2016

The Night Lights are a key feature of Singapore Night Festival programmes. I had some mixed feelings and thoughts for the 2016 Night Lights segement. Although there were some pretty talented and nice light artworks and projections, there seemed to be less artists involved in the Night Lights segment and lesser light artworks on display.

Somehow, I felt that at times, the Night Lights segment for 2016 had shrinked, I always look forward to the Night Lights during Singapore Night Festival, along with the main overseas artists performance acts. I really hope that the Night Lights would be bigger and better for the 10th edition of Singapore Night Festival in 2017.

There were artists from UK and France that graced our Singapore Night Festival 2016, providing lots of lights, music and projections on the facades of The National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum. The artwork projections on the facades of our iconic historic buildings never fail to attract the crowds there.

Over the years, I have seen visitors to Singapore Night Festival, especially those in the front, sitting down and watching the lighting artwork projection shows.

Journey by NOVAK (UK)

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KEYFRAMES by Groupe LAPS (FR)
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Komorebi 2 by Lighting Planners Associates in collaboration with NUS Design Incubation Centre (SG) B47X3088

#showerthoughts by LiteWerkz (SG) B47X2833

Into Pulsar by Ryf Zaini (SG)

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:Samara by Max Pagel & Jonathan Hwang B47X2752

Light Force, Night Falls by GSM Project (SG) B47X3115

 Les AquamenS by Machtiern Company (FR)

They were very unique, special, walking around with their head stuck inside a jar of swimming goldfish! Some of my friends said they looked scary when I posted it on my Instagram! They were roving around all over the various festival grounds of Singapore Night Festival 2016, it was very difficult to catch them! When they stopped to “scare” or make fun of the visitors at Singapore Night Festival, the reactions by the visitors were hilarious!

Luck played a big part for me when I managed to capture this shot of the “Goldfish Men”! I was just walking around the SMU Campus Green compound when I was exploring the art stalls. I just waited for a while and they happened to walk past me, made a stop (very near to me!) planning to “scare” the visitors again!

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I took up my camera, press the shutter button and I got my shot!

Festival Food Village

Where the food is and where the food goes, there will be people flocking there. Along with live band music performances, it’s a lively and fun place to be at, eating, drinking and watching live band music performances. It’s crowded and can be quite difficult to find a bench and sit down to enjoy the meal and music.

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With the conclusion of Singapore Night Festival 2016, I have completed 9 editions of Singapore Night Festival photography coverage. It had been a fun and exciting 9 editions, everyone of them special and unique in its own rights. Last but not least, I also played a small contribution to Singapore Night Festival 2017!

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The 10th edition of Singapore Night Festival will be in next year 2017, looking forward to something even bigger, brighter and more unique for the 10th edition!


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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

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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 – 28th & 29th August

The first weekend of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, 21st & 22nd August, was a huge success with massive crowds at the various Zones of the Singapore Night Festival 2015. People were enjoying themselves, watching the various arts and music performances, immersing themselves in the night arts and street performances. Of all the eight editions of Singapore Night Festival that I followed, documented and photographed since her inauguration in 2008, this year’s 2015 could probably be the biggest visitor attendance till date. This is the best testimonial to the growth, maturity and success of the Singapore Night Festival.

On the second weekend of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, 28th & 29th August. The anchor performance that many of the visitors were waiting for was Garden of Angels by Theater Tol from Belgium. I remembered Theater Tol when they came down to Singapore Night Festival in the year 2011, here’s a recap of their amazing performances during Singapore Night Festival 2011!

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Therefore, on 28th August, after my work, I went to Armenian Street and waited for the Garden of Angels Parade by Theater Tol at 8pm before their main performance at Front Lawn of the National Museum of Singapore at 9pm and 11pm. Many visitors were there too, waiting eagerly and in anticipation for this parade. The part of the Armenian Street that was closed to traffic was packed with people! When the parade started, it was really up close and personal with the crowds, dazzling and entertaining us with their music, tango performers and dancing!

After watching and photographing the Garden of Angels Parade, I walked toward the Front Lawn at the National Museum of Singapore. The crowds there started to build up and I managed to find a spot behind the stage where Theater Tol was performing. Although it wasn’t the best location to watch their performance, considering the huge crowds that were waiting for the outdoor performance by Theater Tol.

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Theater Tol gave a great spectacle and a night outdoor arts performance to the crowds at the Front Lawn, National Museum of Singapore. Their singing, dazzling and colourful angels, dancers and singers, combining a world of nature and fantasy, on the ground and in the sky, coming down towards the people on the ground. The aerial display was a wonderful performance and mesmerised many of us on the ground.

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After catching the Garden of Angels wonderful performance, I walked over to the Festival Village at SMU Green. This zone was packed with people resting, eating and long queues for the food at the various food stalls! It was way too crowded, therefore, I decided to go home and rest since I had to cover OCBC Cycle 2015 on Saturday 29th August.

On 29th August 2015, I returned to Singapore Night Festival 2015 after covering OCBC Cycle 2015 in the afternoon. My initial plan was to find a spot to catch Garden of Angels by Theater Tol from a different location, facing the stage where will be performing. However, the crowds buildup were huge, making it inaccessible and very difficult to get a spot. After analysing the crowd situation, I decided that I wasn’t going to watch Theater Tol performing (luckily, I mananged to watch and capture their performance on Friday!) and walked towards National Design Centre for the Night Lights installation Pixels Wave again (to photograph from another different perspective). At the National Design Centre, I went up to the third floor of the building and photographed Pixels Wave from a top down perspective. The time photographing from the third floor was amazing, this was one of the more popular and well liked artwork installations.

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As I left the National Design Centre for home, it marked the end of my Singapore Night Festival 2015 adventure! The crowds were really massive, making it a big challenge to photograph the various arts performances and lightworks installations. I might have missed out one or two lightworks installations and couldn’t catch all the performances. Nevertheless, Singapore Night Festival has established itself over the years and now attracts many people towards the museums, the arts and performances in Singapore during the Singapore Night Festival. 8 years of Singapore Night Festival coverage and counting, looking forward to Singapore Night Festival 2016!


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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 Night Festival 2015 – A Sneak Preview

It all started in the year 2008, a humble beginning of an awesome night festival event in Singapore. The Singapore Night Festival grew and expanded over the past seven years and in the year 2015, let’s all welcome the eight edition of Singapore Night Festival to the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct.

The Singapore Night Festival 2015 returns to light up our cityscape with another awesome line up of acts, performances and light art installations. In conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, the theme for Singapore Night Festival 2015 is “Glitz and Glamour”.

Till date, I have attended all the seven editions of Singapore Night Festival since her birth in 2008! Let me share with you a sneak preview of Singapore Night Festival 2015 and some of the artists/artworks/performances participating in Singapore Night Festival 2015! There are many events, performances, activities and also delicious food at Singapore Night Festival 2015. Remember to bookmark their website www.nightfest.sg for information, details, updates and the all important festival map and events schedule for you to soak into the fun, interesting and exciting Singapore Night Festival 2015, located in the heart of Bras Basah.Bugis precinct. There is something for everybody, tell your friends and come on down to the Night Festival!

For the first weekend of Singapore Night Festival 2015 (21st and 22nd August 2015), there is a very cute and fun looking light art installation under Night Lights, they can be found at the façade of the National Museum of Singapore. The world’s smallest and beloved Inuits – Anoo and Nooki, are going to run amok all over the façade the National Museum of Singapore, dancing and singing along with their tunes and actions, enthralling the crowds! You cannot miss this awesome light art installation, it’s great for the family and the kids will love it! This is a specially created façade projection by French graphic designers David Passegand and Moetu Batlle for the Singapore Night Festival 2015 and Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.

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During Singapore Night Festival 2015, here’s a preview of some of the light artworks installation and performances that you can watch and enjoy, don’t miss them (and you can’t miss them!)

A Little Nonya’s Dreams – Brandon Tay (Singapore), Stephanie Ronzon (France) and Fred Multier (France)

Salon, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore

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Alchemy – Starlight Alchemy from Singapore

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 August 2015 @ 830pm, 930pm and 11pm

Singapore Art Museum, Front Lawn

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Le Desir Et La Menace – Cedric Le Bornge from France

Banyan Tree

National Museum of Singapore

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Drawn in Light – Ralf Westerhof from Netherlands

Main Ground, National Museum of Singapore

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And So They Say – Louge, The Raffles Photographic Society and Shang (Singapore)

Concurse Level 1, National Museum of Singapore

Advisory Level 1, National Design Centre

School of the Arts (SOTA)

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Lost Vegas – Frankie Malachi from Singapore

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August 2015 at 7pm

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Goldies – Goldies (Singapore)

Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August 2015 at 830pm

Admission $15

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Fields in Bloom – School of the Arts (SOTA) from Singapore

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Lorong Boys

Friday 21st August 2015 at 915pm

Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 745pm

Festival Village, SMU Green

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The eight edition of Singapore Night Festival is going to be another exciting and fun Night Festival, I am looking forward to attend, watch, enjoy, photograph, document, write stories and share Singapore Night Festival 2015!

Here are some key information and links on Singapore Night Festival 2015

Dates: Friday and Saturday, 21 & 22 Aug 2015 and 28 & 29 Aug 2015

Time: 7pm – 2am

Location: Bras Basah.Bugis

I would like to thank National Heritage Board for the invitation to the media preview of Singapore Night Festival 2015!

Singapore Night Festival 2014 / Night Lights 2014

The beautiful and mesmerising closing musical performance by William Close with his Earth Harp Collective at the Front Lawn of the National Museum of Singapore, featuring/partnering another talented arts performance troupe Phoenix on 30th September 2014, the 7th edition of the Singapore Night Festival 2014 drew a close with a rousing and awesome performance, accompanied by big cheers and applause from the enthusiastic visitors to the Singapore Night Festival 2014.  Our iconic National Museum of Singapore was transformed into a giant instrument, in sync with and part of William Close’s Earth Harp, it was magical and exciting Singapore Night Festival 2014.

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Having faithfully followed Singapore Night Festival when it started in 2008 till 2014 and Night Lights when it started in 2012, it was a great experience to watch the Singapore Night Festival grew so much bigger and better over the years, improving and expanding. Through my Singapore Night Festival compilation and collection of photographs on Flickr and stories penned down here on my photography website, you can have a visualisation and tour of how far their journey has come over the past 7 years and counting. The crowds were pretty big for Singapore Night Festival 2014, I am making an intelligent guess that it exceeded the total number of visitors to Singapore Night Festival 2013 over the two weekends!

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The main performing act by William Close with his Earth Harp Collective, partnering with ZingO on the first weekend and Phoenix on the second weekend of the Singapore Night Festival 2014, is a great collaboration between different artists of different generic arts and musical skills. I personally loved the main act by William Close with his Earth Harp Collective and how they partnered ZingO and Phoenix over the two weekends. The huge crowds watching the performances at the Front Lawn of the National Museum of Singapore was a great testimonial for their wonderful performances. From a photographer perspective, it was difficult to get a good view of the performers due to huge number of visitors watching the performances!

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This Singapore Night Festival 2014 had something for everybody from the young to the old, with a packed schedule of various arts performances, band performances, interactive artworks installations, flea markets, food and drinks too! The activities stretched from Waterloo Street area to Singapore Art Museum, SMU Green, National Museum of Singapore and Armenian Street. There were a number of outdoor performances venues for our local music bands at SMU Green, 8Q@SAM and Armenian Street. With the number of performances over the few different locations, it was a pretty big challenge for me to try and document the various activities over the two weekends. Reflecting back on my 2014 Singapore Night Festival collection, I hope that I managed to share as many different memories as possible!

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The Festival Village, was a great idea, a place for the visitors to Singapore Night Festival 2014 to gather, eat, drink, relax and watch movies and band performances. The selection of food was pretty good and wide, Le Gluttony did a good job on the food and drinks at the Festival Village! The Festival Village was just as crowded as some segments of the Singapore Night Festival 2014! There were familiar faces with their wonderful food that I spotted at the Festival Village since I knew them at Haw Par Villa open house event organised by Singapore Tourism Board! One of them was Durian Creme Brûlée, remember to check them out!

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Night Lights 2014, a popular segment of Singapore Night Festival 2014, attracted huge attention with the artists lighting artworks on display. One of the Night Lights that definitely caught the attention of visitors to Singapore Night Festival 2014 was Divine Trees by Clement Briend from France, I loved his photographic artwork lighting displays on the trees around National Museum of Singapore in the night! The Divine Trees artwork lighting display was well liked and many visitors gathered around to take the photographs of the Divine Trees! Do visit my Flickr Collection on Night Lights 2014 and have a tour of the different, unique and beautiful artwork Night Lights on display!

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Singapore Night Festival 2014 promised to be Bold and Beautiful, I believed that they had achieved that and they were not just Bold and Beautiful, they were Bold, Beautiful, Bigger and Better! Let’s look forward to Singapore Night Festival 2015 where it would be even more Bold, Beautiful, Bigger and Better!

Singapore Night Festival 2014


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Night Lights 2014


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A Bold and Beautiful Singapore Night Festival 2014

Bold and Beautiful, two key words to describe the Singapore Night Festival 2014. Ladies and Gentlemen, mark down in your calendars, the commencement of Singapore Night Festival 2014 tonight and happening over two weekends! Singapore Night Festival returns transform Singapore’s urban city landscape into a bright, colourful and dazzling playground! The Singapore Night Festival promises to dazzle the audiences and visitors with a range of interesting, fun and surprising performances and displays!

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This is the seventh edition and I have been faithfully photographing and sharing about Singapore Night Festival, my Singapore Night Festival photography collection over the years from 2008 to 2013 can be discovered here on my Flickr collection! I have seen for myself how big and better the Singapore Night Festival has grown over the past few years and I am excited looking forward to Singapore Night Festival 2014! Let me share with you some of the artists performing at Singapore Night Festival 2014 and a few key fascinating and amazing Night Lights display!

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The Singapore Night Festival 2014 headliner is William Close’s Earth Harp, that will transform the grand iconic and majestic facade of National Museum of Singapore into the largest stringed instrument in Singapore. The headliner act of every Singapore Night Festival till date since its debut always attracts a huge audience to watch their performances and this year’s headliner William Close would definitely attract a huge audience to come down and watch! For his first showcase at the Singapore Night Festival, William Close will push boundaries yet again and specially collaborate with celebrated drum group ZingO, Singapore’s very own Sound of Sirens, and Austrian-based collective Phoenix.

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Night Lights, is a crowd favourite (yes, one of my favourite too!) is also returning and be part of Singapore Night Festival. Walk around the Singapore Night Festival 2014 ground to discover and explore the various Night Lights displays! There is one amazing Night Lights display, it’s a photographic light art installation, Divine Trees by renowned French artist-photographer Clement Briend. He overlays trees with haunting mirages of divine figures highly revered in Asian culture, creating the illusion of awakened deities towering over passers-by. This is simply amazing and breathtaking, you cannot miss this photographic light art display! A tripod is highly recommended for you to take this amazing Divine Trees light art display!

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Armenian Street, will be also be transformed into an area of fun activities of performances, live music and even wrestling matches in a proper ring-and-ropes in the middle of the street! Inside the National Museum of Singapore, there is the iconic Fashion Gallery and dancers from THE ARTS FISSION Company will put on a sublime contemporary dance entitled Follies for e Birds.

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For this year Singapore Night Festival 2014, a new feature is introduced and it will strike a chord deeply with Singaporeans. The Festival Village at Cathay Green, is a specially programmed space for festival-goers to eat, drink, relax and recap the fun at Singapore Night Festival 2014! That’s not only food and drinks, there are also flea market, band performances and film screenings!

There are many many more performances and displays at Singapore Night Festival 2014, you have to come down to this amazing event, explore and have fun with your family and friends! For more information and details of the programme and performances schedule of Singapore Night Festival 2014, here are some links for you to visit –

National Museum of Singapore

– Bras Basah Bugis Precinct/Singapore Night Festival website

National Museum of Singapore Facebook Page

Bras Basah Bugis Precinct Facebook Page

Welcome to Singapore Night Festival 2014, it’s more than just Bold and Beautiful, it’s also Bigger and Better! Opening tonight on the 22nd August 2014 from 7pm to 2am, over two weekends, 22 and 23 August , and 29 and 30 August. Bring your friends, come on down to a Bold and Beautiful (and also Bigger and Better) Singapore Night Festival 2014!

** I would like to thank National Heritage Board and National Museum of Singapore for the information and details of Singapore Night Festival 2014 and also the preview of some of the artists and displays at Singapore Night Festival 2014! **  


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