Sprawling across 5 different zones in the Bras Brasah precinct aka the vibrant Arts & Cultural District, the (cordoned off) streets will be coming alive as the much coveted Singapore Night Festival is coming back BIGGER and BETTER. Roads void of vehicles surely sounds like fun in our relatively rules-heavy state?In its ninth edition this year, arts aficionado, hipsters or just about anyone who wants to join in the hype will be treated to nights of immersive activities, eye-catching light art installations and roving street performances that are inspired from the theme “Inventions and Innovations”. The festival will be happening through the night between 7.30pm to 1am over two weekends, starting 19 August. Psst… plenty of insta-worthy shots around!So read on for a first-hand guide to some of the highlights…Journey by NOVAK
Photo Credit: Singapore Night FestivalEver read Victorian novelist Jules Verne’s iconic novels such as….Around the World in Eighty Days or Journey to the Centre of the Earth? I have…and if you did too, you will be enthralled by the performance.Mapped out on the façade of the Singapore Arts Museum, we will transcend through seven different magical landscapes from his novels in this 7-minute performance loop.This performance will happen on 19, 20, 26 and 27 August. House of Curiosities by Sweet Tooth by CAKE Theatrical Productions (Ticketed event)
Photo Credit: Singapore Night FestivalOne of the very few events, amongst the many, that is ticketed, the House of Curiosities is a steampunk-inspired show based on the tales of The Mechanical Heart. Follow the character of Professor Chambers, an explorer and inventor, on his time machine through a two-hour journey of fun, engaging and interactive activities. Tickets can be purchased at SISTIC.This performance will happen on 19, 20, 26 and 27 August. LES AQUAMENS by Machtiern Company
Photo Credit: ifengLiterally men in water, this amusing yet unsettling performance features two men dressed in suits whose heads are stuck in fishbowls as they attempt to communicate with YOU as they roam about the grounds. The performance is not all fun and laughter though, as it essentially addresses the fundamental importance of communication when there are barriers.This performance will happen on 19 and 20 August. The Wheel House by Acrojou
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A rolling acrobatic theatre performance (Really, it will be moving alongside the crowd) depicting friendship and survival in a dystopian future, The Wheel House will be as much a sight to see as it is thought-provoking.This performance will happen on 19 and 20 August. INVASION by Close-Act
Photo Credit: DutchCultureBe awed as you walk among the “living” mythical beasts. Take this opportunity to imagine yourself living in the prehistoric age. For all you Sci-fic lovers, this will be hard to miss!This performance will happen on 26 and 27 August.
With all that walking, you’d probably be tuckered out! Fuel up through the night at the Hawker Food Alley in the Festival Village where it boasts 20 specially curated food stalls and for those who are in for some shopping experience, you have over 30 flea market booths to check out.