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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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