Check Out One Of These 4 Trails At The Singapore Night Festival — Designed According To Different Interests — If You Don't Have Time To Explore Everything - 8 Days Skip to main content

Check Out One Of These 4 Trails At The Singapore Night Festival — Designed According To Different Interests — If You Don't Have Time To Explore Everything

Different strokes for different folks.

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After a two-year hiatus, the Singapore Night Festival is back to light up the Bras.Basah Bugis precinct again this year from now until Aug 27. With over 55 programmes planned during the 13th edition of the festival and just a few days left to explore, it’s probably best to plan your routes wisely. From cool projection mappings and exciting experiential installations to sparkling installations and performances, it is as mesmerising as it is overwhelming.

You may be familiar with festival favourites like the light-up at National Museum Singapore, while the convivial Festival Village is a one-stop wonderland for music, bites and vibes. But there’s still plenty to explore.

National Museum Singapore (left) and the Festival Village

We highlight four routes to zero in on this year, as recommended by organisers, and curated specially for art appreciators, influencers, heritage lovers and the young at heart.

For the art appreciators

(Clockwise from top left) We can no longer be strangers after this, Midnight Show at the Capitol, PALIMPSEST, latent

There’s a fantastic mix of light installations, projection mappings and even a series of jazz concerts to round the night off. How’s that for variety?

Recommended route:
Stop #1: We can no longer be strangers after this (National Museum Singapore)
Stop #2: Midnight Show at the Capitol (National Archives of Singapore)
Stop #3: PALIMPSEST (Armenian Street)
Stop #4: latent (Armenian Church)
Stop #5: Jazz’in @ Capitol Singapore  

For the influencers

(Clockwise from top left) Cathay Hotel: Curse of the Missing Red Shoe, Steps, Tunnel Graffiti, Under My Tree Roof

The number of social media followers you have doesn’t matter as much as your penchant for scouring for the best spots for a terrific OOTD and IG-worthy moments in an immersive theatre performance.

Recommended route:
Stop #1: Cathay Hotel: Curse of the Missing Red Shoe (Cathay Green) 
Stop #2: Steps (National Museum Singapore)
Stop #3: Tunnel Graffiti (Fort Canning Park Tree Tunnel)
Stop #4: Under My Tree Roof (Fort Canning Park Tree Tunnel)
Stop #5: tobyato bird pitstop (Fort Canning Rise)

For the heritage lovers

(Clockwise from top left) Paddy Fields, An Ocean Without The Anchor, Celebration of Life+Style

Discovering the rich tapestry of our history through modern ways is your top priority, and this trail helps feed your hunger for heritage discoveries.

Recommended route:
Stop #1: Paddy Fields (Stamford Walkway)
Stop #2: An Ocean Without The Anchor (Raffles City)
Stop #3: Discoloo Centre (Waterloo Centre)
Stop #4: Yesterday Once More: Queen Street (Queen Street)
Stop #5: Celebration of Life+Style (Stamford Arts Centre)

For the young at heart

(Clockwise from top left) Stories from Forbidden Hill, Fēcundus, Celebration of Life+Style, City of Books

In your books, everything’s better with a dash of whimsy, fun and the unexpected, whether it’s marvelling at projection mappings outside, or soaking in the performances by local artists like SMU’s Samba Masala at Groovy Town at SMU Green.

Recommended route:
Stop #1: Stories from Forbidden Hill (National Museum Singapore)
Stop #2: Fēcundus (SMU Green)
Stop #3: Groovy Town @ SMU Green (SMU Green)
Stop #4: Celebration of Life+Style (Stamford Arts Centre)
Stop #5: City of Books (Bras Basah Complex)

Singapore Night Festival 2022 is on from Aug 19 to 27 at various locations. See the full line-up and festival map here.

Photos: Singapore Night Festival

 

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