For a start, Singapore Night Festival (SNF) is Singapore’s largest outdoor arts festival. Little wonder, since the event covers ground from Fort Canning to Bras Basah, filling the streets with immersive, thought-provoking, and even trippy installations. Here’s what to know before you hit the streets and join the crowds at the 10th edition of the Night Fest.
No. of local artists featured in previous editions of the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) who are returning this year. Their works run the gamut from Peranakan songs to dazzling installations, and are part of a line-up of over 80 programmes and 65 artists at the festival in the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct.
No. of Night Lights installations this year. This mesmerising component of the SNF will run for nine consecutive nights this year, compared to four nights previously.
Cost of bicycle rentals at SNF. Visitors can explore over 30 installations on wheels for the first time in the festival’s history with free-to-rent bikes. Bikes are first-come first-served. What are you waiting for? Run (forthe bike queue) if you don’t want to walk.
No. of pieces that make up homegrown art collective Starlight Alchemy’s installation. The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self piece consists of a bamboo dome and an interior fully made of convex mirrors. This is their fourth year at the SNF providing both introspective and Instagrammable (but, of course), moments.
No. of human-sized figurines French artist group AADN will set up for their interactive art installation, The Standing Men. These humanoids don’t just glow — they will also play voices recorded in Bras Basah and Bugis earlier this month.
No. of festival goers last year, with over 80 programmes held over two weekends
No. of festival goers in 2008 for the first SNF. This edition saw 14 programmes held over two weekends.
The Singapore Night Festival is on from Aug 18 to 26, 7.30pm to 12am. For more information, visit www.nightfestival.sg.