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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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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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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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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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Armenian Street

– 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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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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Studio Festi @ Singapore Night Festival ~ 19th July 2008

The National Museum of Singapore organised its first Night Festival at the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Management University Campus Green, with a dazzling and extraordinary performance by Studio Festi from Italy, with the theme of their magnificent performance, Dancing Sky.

I rushed there after taking the first set of fireworks from the Esplanade Bridge earlier, met up with my Cousin Ching Ching at the Singapore Arts Museum before crossing over to the SMU Camp us Green, even though we were early, it was getting crowded with many people, we just made our way and could only stay on the Campus Green side, apparently, was quite a great view of the various performances actually.

When the performances started, the people there were given an awesome display of artistic aerial performance, fitting to their theme, Dancing Sky. For greater details of the various different performances, do look into the National Museum of Singapore website and have a deeper understanding ……..
Meanwhile …….. let my photos speak
After a first half of fantastic action, the performances from the National Museum of Singapore turned towards the SMU Campus Green, where we were standing, therefore, we turned around and enjoyed the second half of the Night Festival……..
It was a very enjoyable night for photo taking, do drop by my flickr site for more photos from my time enjoying Dancing Sky at Studio Festi.