Sep 1, 2022

30 Fun Activities to Occupy the Kids this September School Holidays 2022 (Singapore)

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Yet another 3/4 of the year has passed in a flash! With the year-end exams round the corner, the 10-day September school holidays will be a welcome break for the kids - and maybe parents too. 😆 But if you are wondering how to keep them occupied, here's a handy list of activties for you (and your kids) to pick and choose!



HAVE FUN!


Families for Life My Family Weekend 2022

3 & 4 Sep 2022; 12pm - 7pm

Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Tampines Mall and Junction 8

FREE



Catch Becky Bunny live in action and join in her adventures to learn about the family values of Love, Care and Concern, Commitment and Respect at Junction 8, Lot One’s Shoppers’ Mall & Tampines Mall over the weekend (3 to 4 September)! What’s more, complete the adventure and stand a chance to bring home special Becky Bunny collectibles in the sure-win Spin-the-wheel! Admission is free.



Pets' Day Out
3 Sep 2022; 10am - 6pm
East Coast Park, Parkland Green
FREE


The 3 Sep edition of Pets’ Day Out (PDO) is going to be cat-tastic! Participate in a craft activity to make a toy for your feline friend with SPCA while learning about the importance of toys and play time with them. Children can also receive a copy of SPCA’s animal activity book.

Looking to add a feline fur-mily member? Head to the Adoption Drive, featuring the lovely cats from Cat Welfare Society and SPCA Singapore looking for forever homes. In the hood with your doggo? Meet other canines at the Dog Run @ East Coast Park, the largest dog run in eastern Singapore, and check out the food, retail and recreational offerings at Parkland Green!

Carnival by the Bay 2022
2 & 3 Sep 2022; 5pm - 9pm
The Lawn @ Marina Bay
FREE


Enjoy movies under stars with fantasy adventure film Jungle Cruise, or be enthralled by award-winning musical drama The Greatest Showman. The cool breeze and breathtaking skyline views of Marina Bay will set you in the perfect mood for a wonderful outdoor movie experience! Oh, and the best thing, the movie screening is free!

The carnival ground will be open from 5.00pm on both days with a good variety of light snacks, interactive arcade games, exciting inflatables and cool prizes to complete the experience. An ideal evening outing for adults and children, be it for a couple date night, chill-out with a group of friends or fun time with the family.

Movie screening will start after sunset at 7.30pm. While outdoor chairs are available, the seats are limited. Attendees are welcome to bring your own picnic mats and bean bags to chope your favourite spot early.

Festival at the Fort 2022
Now until 4 Sep 2022; 9am - 6pm
Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Centre
FREE



This year’s edition of Festival at the Fort is held in conjunction with Singapore Night Festival and the official opening of the Fort Canning Heritage Gallery and enhanced Spice Garden.

From 26 August to 4 September, a variety of activities and programmes have been organised such as exhibitions, movie screenings, guided tours, game tours and craft activities. Visit HERE for the detailed list.

STOMP
2 Sep 2022: 8pm | 3 Sep 2022: 3pm & 8pm | 4 Sep 2022: 7pm
Esplanade Theatre
From $68


Featuring The Broadway and West End Smash Hit, STOMP is back!

STOMP, the British theatrical sensation that has become a truly global phenomenon, returns to Singapore in September. With brand new routines, new choreography and new music Stomp is now better than ever! If you have never experienced Stomp then this is your chance to see why this breathtaking and brilliantly funny show thrills audiences around the world. With its unique combination of theatre, dance, comedy and percussion, eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. For tickets, visit HERE.

Movies by the Beach
3 & 9 Sep 2022; 7.30pm
Southside, Sentosa
FREE (No pre-booking required)

Join in the movie fun at Sentosa's COMPLIMENTARY outdoor movie series by the beach, on selected Fridays, weekends, and public holidays! Gather your friends and come on down to Sentosa for an unforgettable evening of entertainment under the stars with delicious food and drinks, and an engaging theatrical line-up combining popular favourites, classics and Hollywood blockbusters.

MOVIES:
3 September, Saturday: Disney and Pixar’s Cars (2006) G
9 September, Friday: Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000) PG

Conditions of entry for Movies By The Beach:
• Limited to 400 pax, entry on first come first serve basis.
• Own picnic mats or foldable chairs allowed. Foldable chair size exceeding 0.45m x 0.45m x 0.45m when unfolded and picnic mats exceeding 1.5m x 1.5m are prohibited.
• No Outside Food and Drinks allowed. Bag checks will be conducted at entry.
• No external Bluetooth speakers are permitted.

September 2022 School Holiday Programme:
What Makes a Chinese Singaporean?
6 & 7 Sep 2022; 10am - 12pm
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Creative Box (Level 6)
$23


Calling all parents and children! Join in this school holiday in an interactive guided tour of the SINGAPO人 exhibition to learn more about how Chinese festivals have evolved and are being celebrated in Singapore today. In the workshop, parents and their children would create and bring home a light-up card that reinforces their understanding of the traditions celebrated during Mid-Autumn Festival. For tickets, visit HERE.

Gretel & Hansel (Mandarin) – 糖果屋历险记
2, 4 - 8 Sep 2022; 10am & 2pm
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Weekdays: Standard $29, S$26 | Family Package of $99
Weekends (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday): Standard: $39, $36 | Family Package of 4: $133


Based on the well-loved Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, Gretel & Hansel is a heartfelt, humorous and exciting tale about sibling rivalry, family love, courage and understanding what it means to be a big sister! The two children become both characters and storytellers as they bring audiences on a thrilling and imaginative journey. Gretel & Hansel will help encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings and understand the importance of family love.

First staged in English in 2019, this reimagined storytelling adapted from the well-loved fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm highlights the importance of sibling relationship amidst the rivalry. For tickets, visit HERE.

Singapore Food Festival 2022
Now until 11 Sep 2022
Mon - Fri: 5pm - 11pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 11pm
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Mon - Fri: $15 (Credit of $10) | Sat & Sun: $20 (Credit of $12) | Children of 6 years and below enter free

 

Returning for its 29th edition, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) celebrates the richness of Singapore’s food culture and the creativity of our culinary talent who are reimagining Singaporean cuisine. Held island-wide from 24 August to 11 September 2022, participants can immerse in virtual masterclass sessions, in-person heritage tours and culinary workshops hosted by experts and chefs, as well as an all-new virtual marketplace. For the first time since the pandemic, SFF 2022 will host a festival village from 31 August to 11 September at the Bayfront Event Space. Themed “Real Foodies Only”, this year’s festival will feature diverse experiences and flavours, from food stepped in heritage and tradition to innovative creations. Foodies from around the world can also enjoy a taste of the festival with product exclusives and local activations. For details and tickets, visit HERE.

Asian Netball Championships 2022
3 - 11 Sep 2022; Various Timings
OCBC Arena Hall 1
From $2/child and $6/adult


Come witness the highest quality netball at the Asian Netball Championships 2022 from 3 – 11 September 2022! The region’s most prestigious netball championship promises to be the most competitive yet as for the first time, 11 Asian nations will be competing for the title. Be sure to head down to the OCBC Arena at Singapore Sports Hub to cheer on our girls as they take on the region’s finest to bring home the Asian Championship, with the top two nations qualifying for 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa! For tickets, visit HERE.

Moon-LIT! 
3, 4, 9 & 10 Sep; 6.30pm - 10pm
Singapore Discovery Centre
$10 (Basic) | $20 (Bundle) *20% discount for members


Embrace this mid-autumn by heading down to Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) as it celebrates the harvest season with fun festivities. From tales and games across cultures, fun workshops to lantern walks and harmonious melodies, visitors will be able to harvest all the good tidings under the moonlit evening.

As a key highlight of this year's event, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform familiar favourites such as The Moon Represents My Heart on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, it is a performance not to be missed! Among their many activities, visitors can participate in art jamming with local artist, Ong Lai Art by the lake or learn the art of tea-drinking. For details, visit HERE.

Purchase any of the Moon-LIT! tickets (Basic/Bundle) and enjoy access to these attractions too!
- Black Lake Laser Battlefield (Free & easy 10-min gameplay)
- iWERKS Theatre (SG Stories Film Screening)
- Permanent Exhibits Gallery

Lights by the Lake 2022

Now until 18 Sep 2022; 7pm to 11pm

Lakeside Field, Jurong Lake Gardens (North carpark)

FREE


The giant lantern displays are switched on again at Jurong Lake Gardens! In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Lights by the Lake 2022 is back with the annual light display of massive hand-crafted lanterns.



This year, the lanterns are concentrated at two main areas - Lakeside Field and along ABC Waters Jurong Lake. The popular 'It's A Small World' lantern displays at Lakeside Field showcases various landmarks around the world from Italy, Egypt to Thailand and Malaysia. Do check out the four-seasons thematic lanterns display depicting spring, summer, fall and winter along the lake near ABC Waters Jurong Lake too!


Pixar Putt

From 26 Aug 2022

Mon - Fri 1:00pm – 10:00pm (Last Entry 8:30pm) | Sat & Sun 10am – 10pm (Last Entry 8:30pm)

Waterfront Promenade (In front of Marina Bay Sands)

Mon - Thurs $28 + $2 Booking Fee | Fri - Sun $38 + $2 Booking Fee



For the first time in Singapore, Pixar Putt Asia is setting up home at the Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay Sands! Inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved films, Pixar Putt is an open air, pop-up mini-golf sensation made up of interactive putt-putt holes.


There are 18 holes in total and each hole is based on a Pixar movie with an accompanying board which explains the rationale of how it was created. It also provides tips and instructions on how to play the hole. I'm a Pixar fan since its 'A Bug's Life' days so it's pretty cool seeing all these mini-golf holes modelled after the Pixar movies! Ticker details HERE.


Disney Tsum Tsum Magical Lantern Showcase

Now until 10 Sep 2022

JP2, Jurong Point

FREE



From now till 10 September, the main entrance of JP2 comes aglow with a magical lantern showcase. Bask in good vibes at Jurong Point featuring a lantern tunnel and two giant lanterns illuminating vibrant and bright lights.  Catch this spectacular backdrop for those Instagram-worthy photos! Not only that, you can purchase a variety of limited edition mooncakes by Home’s Favourite and lanterns at Cow Play Cow Moo’s popup stores.


Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 @ Gardens by the Bay

Now until 11 Sep 2022; 6pm - 10pm daily (Light-up from 7pm)

Supertree Grove & Golden Garden, Gardens by the Bay

FREE (unless indicated)



Based on the theme of Reunion, this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the fundamental significance of the festival, bringing family and friends together to enjoy the beautiful lantern displays that will light up the Gardens in the evenings. On top of fringe activities during the weekends, live outdoor stage performances and a marketplace will also make a return this year, creating a vibrant atmosphere to celebrate the mid-autumn festivities! For more details on programmes, visit HERE.


Panda-stic Mid-Autumn celebrations @ River Wonders

Now until 11 Sep 2022; Various Timings

River Wonders

Admission charges apply



Light up the night with Panda-stic Mid-Autumn celebrations!

Discover a first ever moonlit experience at River Wonders. Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, stroll along the Lantern Tunnel and be captivated by illuminated light installations. Pose for the gram amidst glowing backdrops and get artsy at the Glo-Art workshops and many more! For details, visit HERE.


Moonfest 2022

9 - 11 Sep 2022; Various Programmes & Timings

Esplanade

FREE & Ticketed



Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration is an annual traditional Chinese arts festival held in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Celebrating this tradition, the 18th edition of Moonfest will be happening from 9 – 11 Sep 2022 with on-site live performances and ticketed workshops, with a peek behind-the-scenes online. It presents the opportunity for families and friends, young and old to be exposed to and rediscover the intrinsic beauty of traditional Chinese arts, including a lantern walkabout on 10 Sep 2022! For the full listing of activities, visit HERE.


Ready, Set, PLAY!

5 – 11 Sep 2022; 12pm to 9pm daily

AMK Hub: B1 Atrium



Gather round AMK Hub's life-size hotpot and pick out your favourite to-go ingredient to win a special prize. Challenge your kneading skills and beat the clock as you race to complete the greatest number of dumplings wrapped. Children will get to hone their cooking skills from picking up their favourite ingredients from the exclusive Minimart to dressing up themselves to fit the occasion that they are celebrating. Suitable for children aged 3 – 12. 

*Simply spend $30 in a single receipt (except FairPrice Xtra receipt) to enter the event area.

*Limited to the first 1,000 redemptions, throughout the campaign period. Limited to 2 redemptions per shopper daily.


Disney Tsum Tsum Lantern Festival

Now until 11 Sep 2022; 11am - 9pm daily

North Wing, Level 1, outside the House of Samsonite, Suntec City

FREE



Visit the Festive Lantern Display for plenty of photo opportunities! Don't miss the Festive Claw Machine and stand a chance to win Disney Tsum Tsum Lanterns, mooncakes or jumbo plushies.


Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Now until 25 Sep 2022; 7pm - 12am daily (Light-up)

Chinatown 

FREE



The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival makes its long-awaited return after two years with its iconic street light-up, livening up the streets of Chinatown alongside an exciting line-up of activities, including its first-ever Food Fair. Themed “Blossoming Flowers under the Full Moon” (花好月圆庆中秋), the festival will feature a spectacular display of lighted sculptures and lanterns from 26 August to 25 September 2022 that will sprawl across Chinatown’s streets.


Street Light-Up

Date: 26 August to 25 September 2022

Time: 7pm – 12mn (Daily)

Venue: New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, (NEW) Upper Cross Street


Food Fair

Date: 26 August to 10 September 2022

Time: 12pm – 10pm

Venue: Smith Street (Former Chinatown Food Street)


Trade Fair

Date: 26 August to 24 September 2022

Time: 10am – 10pm

Venue: Outside People Park’s Complex


Stage Shows

Date:3, 4, 10 September 2022

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Kreta Ayer Square


Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Now unti 25 Sep 2022; 10am - 9pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

FREE



Join in the fun at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 for a host of exciting activities to celebrate Chinese arts, culture, and heritage! Discover the story and traditions behind mid-autumn festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up of live performances, cultural workshops, heritage walking tours, storytelling sessions, and more during the weekend open house. For more details on activities, visit HERE.


ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure Park

Now until 25 Sep 2022

10am, 1.30pm, 4pm, 6.30pm

Let's Play @ #03-208/209 - Marina Square

Weekday (Mon - Thu): S$25 | Weekend (Fri- Sun, PH, 8 Aug & 5-8 Sep 2022): S$28



Have you ever wanted to meet Dinosaurs in real life? Walk into a spectacular Jurassic world that draws you back to the sights and sounds of the Jurassic age with life-size, full-scale, animatronic dinosaurs. Let’s Play is home to a whole host of dinosaur theme attractions, including VR and interactive games and activities. Ride on dinosaurs, play a VR Shooting game, slide your way down into the dinosaurs zone, take a VR train ride, jump into an interactive ball-pit, sit in a Dinosaur theme merry-go-round, spinning in a dinosaur eggs and many more! For tickets, visit HERE


Hanging Gardens - Mexican Roots

Now until 25 Sep 2022; 9am - 9pm daily

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Admission charges apply

*From now to 11 September 2022, children aged 12 years and below get to enjoy FREE admission to Flower Dome between 6.00pm and 9.00pm! Open to Singapore Residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Visit HERE for more details.



Mexican culture and heritage takes centre stage at the Gardens’ latest floral display! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, Hanging Gardens – Mexican Roots showcases vibrant floral interpretations and icons of ancient Mexican civilisations, including a 4.5m-tall reproduction of the iconic Chichén Itzá pyramid of the Mayans, the Aztec double-headed serpent, food and plants endemic to Mexico such as corns, chillies and tomatoes; and medallions with mosaic designs composed of seeds, beans and pulses. Look forward to a floral extravaganza headlined by showy blooms like orchids, dahlias and bromeliads, decked in a plethora of buoyant colours that call to mind the lively hues often associated with Mexico. For more details, visit HERE.


DinoQuest World Adventure

Now until 2 Oct 2022

Jun - Daily: 10am - 8pm | Jul & Aug - Weekday (Mon - Fri): 11am - 7pm & Weekend (Sat - Sun) & PH: 10am - 8pm

Suntec City North Atrium

$22



DinoQuest World Adventure takes you on an exciting and educational journey to meet and discover the dinosaurs from Victoria Australia. Curated in a thematic approach and incorporating cutting-edge technology in experiential media and creative storytelling, be immersed in the world of the Australian dinosaurs and the work that goes on behind the scenes to uncover their story for the rest of the world to enjoy. For tickets, visit HERE.


Hello, Changi Precinct 

Now until 23 Oct 2022; 10am - 9.30pm daily

T3 Departure Hall, Changi Airport

FREE



Come discover the districts bursting with vibrancy, excitement and heritage at the Hello, Changi Precinct gallery. There will be loads of photo opportunities!


Ultraman Pop-Up Experience

Now until 31 Oct 2022

Night Safari

Admission charges apply



Ultraman has arrived in Night Safari to battle wildlife threats! Together with Merliger, Singapore’s Merlion-inspired Kaiju, they are here to protect our animals against Kaiju that represent wildlife threats. Explore the Ultraman Digital Trail and learn how we can do our part to save wildlife. Be sure not to miss the insta-worthy photo points, Ultraman-themed dining and more! For details, visit HERE.


Deep Boo Sea

Now until 8 Nov 2022 (select days)

S.E.A. Aquarium

Package: $41 (child, aged 4–12 years) & $51 (adult, ages 13 and above)

*Package includes a one-day ticket to the Aquarium, an SGD8 Meal Voucher (redeemable at S.E.A. Aquarium Food Kiosk and Malaysian Food Street), and an SGD8 Retail Voucher which can be used at S.E.A. Aquarium ). Kids get a free pumpkin bucket as well.



Come take a dip in the spooky seas for a ghastly good Halloween. Join Count Mobula on an exploration of Singapore’s first undersea neighbourhood. Discover surprisingly spooky secrets about our marine animals, go trick or treating, learn bite-sized facts with fun activities and say “boo” to our Skeleton Divers as they swim by for a devilishly delightful time. For tickets, visit HERE.


Otah & Friends: Go Gai Gai - Hidden Joo Chiat

3 Sep - 31 Dec 2022; 10am - 5pm

Joo Chiat

$17 per pax, with a min of 2 players and up to 5 players



Introducing Otah & Friends: Go Gai Gai - Hidden Joo Chiat, a new outdoor discovery game series in partnership with Hidden Singapore. Solve clues, learn bits of history, and discover hidden gems as you explore a specific neighbourhood! It's the perfect mash-up between a walking tour and an outdoor escape room! Parents can look forward to earning major parenting points as they become the ultimate game master for their kids, dishing out Otah's riddles and rewards! There are some fun history bites for everyone as well. 


So how does this outdoor discovery game work? After a customer buys a ticket, they can start the game any day between 10:00 and 17:00, so no need to worry about weather, illness, or unexpected situations! The game takes place entirely over Whatsapp, and Otah (aided by Hidden Singapore's Void Deck Cat chatbot) will guide them step by step. The recommended age is 6 and up due to the physical intensity. This edition in Joo Chiat will last approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of 2.4km. There will be 3 scheduled breaks for participants to eat and rest. Visit HERE for tickets.


A Minion's Perspective Experience

3 Sep 2022 - 2 Jan 2023; 10am - 7pm daily

Resorts World Sentosa

$30 (Early bird price at $26)



A Minion’s Perspective is a pop-up attraction based on the widely popular Despicable Me and Minions movie franchise and will be making its highly anticipated SEA debut in Singapore in 2022! Following the successful tour in Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Jeju Island, Taipei, this 1,400 square meter exhibition will land in Singapore featuring eight thematic rooms including Gru’s lab, The Girl’s Room and Minions Zone. The characters in the franchise are a joyful retort to the real world’s conflicts, and a reminder that the best parts of life, no matter your age, usually involve a little mischief. For tickets, visit HERE.


A Flight to Remember @ Jurong Bird Park

Now until 3 Jan 2023

Jurong Bird Park

Admission charges apply



After 51 years of unforgettable moments and memories, Jurong Bird Park will soon be leaving the nest to our new home in Mandai Wildlife Reserve. Before our big move, come visit Asia’s largest bird park one final time! Local Residents’ Exclusive: Enjoy up to 20% off tickets. For details on activities, visit HERE.











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Aug 18, 2022

Survivor's Guide to Singapore Night Festival 2022: Top Picks that will De-LIGHT Everyone!

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After a hiatus of 2 years, Singapore Night Festival 2022 is BACK!


From 19 to 27 August 2022, Singapore Night Festival returns with the theme Rebirth for its 13th edition. This year’s festival will bring the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct to life again with 55 vibrant and eclectic experiences. Everyone can look forward to a variety of activities, including four projection mapping installations, 15 Night Lights installations, and many other performances, experiential programmes, and food and retail experiences all across BBB. Entry to the festival is FREE, but certain programmes are payable.




So if you are planning to head down, here is the ultimate family-friendly Singapore Night Festival Survivor's Guide you need for this and next weekend!


Unlike previous years' editions, this year's festival isn't divided into colour-coded zones. But if you have limited time, I have divided the various installations and activities into different zones so that you can pick the ones to visit. (You're welcome)


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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE & FORT CANNING ZONE


STORIES FROM FORBIDDEN HILL

(Projection Mapping)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: National Museum of Singapore



Experience a visual narrative of Singapore’s mythical origins and history dating back to the 14th century with Stories from Forbidden Hill. Let the amalgamation of ancient wall murals, nature, and national treasures spark wonder as you immerse in the beauty of the past against the backdrop of the National Museum of Singapore. 


The projection showcase presents significant historical locations such as the wall carvings and royal bath at Fort Canning Park, as well as the legend of Badang, of whom the earliest record can be found in the Sejarah Melayu, an important record of Malay history.


#SGNIGHTFEST

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: National Museum of Singapore



Over 7-metres long, the #SGNIGHTFEST art installation comprises 3D-printed concrete letters specially created by homegrown concrete company Pan-United. Made with sustainable low-carbon recycled raw materials, each giant letter stacks up to 18 layers of concrete weighing at least 60 kilogrammes. 


STEPS (2022)

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Steps @ National Museum of Singapore



As nightfall approaches, Steps (2022) powers up to illuminate the National Museum of Singapore’s glass staircase in a welcoming white glow. The motion-responsive installation is activated by the presence and movement of visitors to materialise vibrant color changes, inviting visitors to experience the energetic bond between themselves and their surrounding space.


WE CAN NO LONGER BE STRANGERS AFTER THIS

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Grass Patch Near Banyan Tree at National Museum Singapore



In response to the festival theme of ‘Rebirth’, We can no longer be strangers after this invites us to reflect on the shifts and changes we have had to adapt to, the lessons we have learned, and what it means to transition to a post-pandemic life. Featuring two sets of texts on reflective panels, placed side by side in the green space, the work is envisioned as a ‘memorial’ of this moment in time.


TOBYATO BIRD PITSTOP

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Canning Rise, Fort Canning



Now this is one night light that the the kids will love!!!



Inspired by the William Farquhar collection of drawings, tobyato bird pitstop is an artistic, inflatable representation of birds taking a breather in Fort Canning Park. Walk along the path and spot the rare sightings of birds resting within the lush greenery.


TUNNEL GRAFFITI 

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Fort Canning Tree Tunnel



In response to the Fort Canning Mural Wall, the graphics reimagine the motifs of life in old Singapura captured on the stone reliefs using contemporary expressions. This serves to catapult heritage beyond the definitions of modernity, providing a pathway to revisit Fort Canning’s history within an augmented environment. Activated by sounds captured in the space, the interactive artwork serves up a new experience within a familiar setting.


UNDER MY TREE ROOF

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Fort Canning Tree Tunnel



Right at home amidst the flora and fauna of Fort Canning Park, Under My Tree Roof curves around the park’s iconic spiral staircase and beckons visitors to experience the dichotomy between the mural’s sheer scale and the intricacy of the constructed spaces it sits in as they transit through. The interpretative artwork, which features local elements such as wild spice flowers, heritage trees and native birds, stimulates deep reflection on the perceptions of identity and rootedness within a landscape. 


FĒCUNDUS

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Singapore Management University Green (opp National Museum Singapore)



Play and interact with these inflatables representing rice kernels, rings and rice plant, to squeeze and combine the shapes to form other organic sculptures based on your own imagination. Inspired by the meaning of “Bras Basah” or beras basa, which means “wet rice”, Fēcundus creates a playground of larger-than-life inflatable structures for visitors to come together to build a rice plant or construct their own creations.



GROOVY TOWN @ SMU

(Perfomances)

Dates: 19 Aug & 20 Aug, 26 Aug & 27 Aug 

Times: 8pm - 10.30pm

Venue: Singapore Management University Green (opp National Museum Singapore)


Get your groove on in the musical town @ SMU with our made-in-Singapore artists while the night is still young! Find your rhythm with SMU SoundFoundry, SMU Stereometa, SMU Voix, Yongkytown and Jeyme, and catch circus artist Jonathan Goh risk it all while grooving to music.


YESTERDAY ONCE MORE: QUEEN STREET

(Perfomances)

Dates: 19 Aug & 20 Aug, 26 Aug & 27 Aug 

Times: 8.30pm, 9.30pm & 10.30pm

Venue: Various locations along Queen Street, Starting point at SMU Green


Travel through time over the history of Queen Street as Yesterday Once More: Queen Street enthralls audiences with song and sonic storytelling. The stories of people who live(d) on Queen Street – the dhobies, Auntie Cecilia who lived through the Japanese occupation, a young mother who sold noodles come rain or shine, a bride who waited for her groom to turn up, and a seasoned pole dancer – will unfold before your eyes and spark imagination of the years from the 1880s to the present day. The roving theatre performance is accompanied by high-definition audio on the Cinewav mobile app, featuring soundtracks composed by Inch Chua, original music by Tim De Cotta and performances by Euphoria Pole & Aerial Studio, Chowk Productions and CJ Bubble Girl.


ARMENIAN STREET + CHIJMES ZONE


MIDNIGHT SHOW AT THE CAPITOL

(Projection Mapping)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: National Archives Singapore



Take a trip down memory lane with this hyper-colourful visual treat. Remixing images from the collections of the National Archives of Singapore and National Library, visual artist MOJOKO highlights Singapore’s cinemas of times past. Inspired by the cultural importance and rich visual history of Capitol Theatre and Cathay Picture House, MOJOKO brings a contemporary twist to the classic movie posters that were once commonplace in the area. 


GLITCHES OF YOU

MADELEINE

THE MELTING POT

(Projection Mapping)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Stamford Clock Tower


Three different projection mappings done by three different artists.



Glitches of You explores the notion of a multicultural modern identity in a dance of glitch art and fractured pixels, drawing from the artist’s own personal history and experience, through her identity as product of mixed bloodlines and therefore of dual cultures.


Madeleine is a visual journey that takes the viewer through historical landmarks and cultural milestones unique to the BBB precinct. Presented in a vibrant pop art style, the animated projection depicts a curious hornbill’s flight through the precinct’s history, arts, spaces, residences and iconic religious buildings.


The Melting Pot is an ode to the multiracial communities of Chinese, Peranakans, Eurasians, Jews, Malays, Indians, Sikhs, Japanese, Armenian, Europeans, and others who lived in close proximity at the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct from the 19th century to the 1930s.



THROUGH WORLDS

(Projection Mapping)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: CHIJMES



Through Worlds is an imagination of the endless possibilities that emerging technologies can provide us, which includes traveling through parallel worlds that simultaneously exist with our current physical one. Viewers will travel through a series of virtual environments with an audio narration of multiple perspectives within the history and hypothetical, imagined future of Chijmes and the area around it, by immersing themselves in alternate environments that connects the present to other places and time through the old school building, Chijmes in 2088 or a virtual public space.



LATENT (BBB EDITION) 

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Armenian Church



Exploring biological interfaces in nature, latent (BBB edition) places organic botanical forms imitating the act of breathing throughout the green space of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Highlighting the potential and energy of the precinct, the poetic movements of the mechanical flowers brings life and rhythm to the seemingly solemn location. The work reflects upon the qualities of patience and resilience rooted in the history of the Armenian community and its oldest Church in Singapore.


PALIMPSEST 

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Armenian Street



Drawing inspiration from the communities, buildings, architecture and art that once was on Armenian Street, PALIMPSEST is a poetic expression of the artists’ contemporary take into the history and evolution of the now pedestrianised street. This collaborative work by William Chan and Brandon Tay combines digital images, text and sound that celebrates the pulsating energy of Armenian Street – a site steeped in discoveries, experimentation, and discourse.


PADDY FIELDS

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Stamford Walkway



Paddy Fields recalls the forgotten practice of drying cultivated rice along the banks of Sungei Brass Bassa (now Stamford Canal) in the early 19th-century. The area was close to the paddy fields that used to be located opposite today’s KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. South Asian washermen and women also laundered clothes there, laying them out to dry on an adjacent open space. Using a palette of humble materials, this installation seeks to evoke the sentiments reminiscent of these activities from a bygone era.


AN OCEAN WITHOUT THE ANCHOR

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Raffles City Shopping Centre



An Ocean Without the Anchor is inspired by the lighthouse, a sturdy structure synonymous with being a beacon of hope shining in the darkness. A guiding light for those lost at sea, the lighthouse gives a sense of comfort to seamen leaving and returning home. Aptly located at the entrance of Raffles City – which would have then been along the Singapore shoreline before land reclamation took place in 1822 – this installation is a nod to the Bugis people and their rich history as seafarers.



JAZZ’IN @ CAPITOL SINGAPORE

(Perfomances)

Dates: 19 Aug & 20 Aug, 26 Aug & 27 Aug 

Times: 7.30pm - 8.30pm, 9pm - 10pm

Venue: Capitol Singapore's Outdoor Plaza


Jazz’in @ Capitol Singapore is a series of jazz concerts at Capitol curated by SNF’s programme partner Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Featuring stellar homegrown jazz artists such as The Rhythmakers and Litmus Jazz Ensemble, Singapore Night Festival 2022 brings you four groovy evenings at the historic site of the Capitol exploring subgenres of jazz including swing, bop, Latin jazz, and more. Give your ears and souls a treat, and get on your feet!


WATERLOO STREET + QUEEN STREET ZONE


NOCTURNE: CONVERSATIONS WITH WATERLOO

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Waterloo Complex



NOCTURNE: Conversations with Waterloo presents two sculptures captured in a transient moment when a conversation is midway, overheard in a communal space like the coffeeshop; where possibilities of the discussion are limitless. 



TERRARIUM

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: National Design Centre



TERRARIUM imagines a hybridised reality that ponders future possibilities for nature and how technology could blur the lines between what’s living and what’s truly alive.


Step into an immersive garden landscape; have a picnic amidst the gorgeous paper flora creations; and examine how game engines and 3D modelling allow nature to thrive in the digital realm through a dynamic and interactive display where you can help a digital garden grow.


CELEBRATION OF LIFE+STYLE

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Stamford Arts Centre



Celebration of Life+Style is a sculptural installation presented as a metaphor to investigate the prevailing social and cultural norms in Singapore, and is inspired by Stamford Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary arts centre with a focus on Traditional Arts. 


CITY OF BOOKS

(Night Light)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Bras Basah Complex



Titled after the popular nickname of Bras Basah Complex, City of Books is a large-scale anamorphic pavement mural that features books flying into a void through a one-point 2D plane perspective. The flight of books – from old fictional novels to the nostalgic 10-year series assessment books – symbolises the transition from printed to digital media. 


DISCOLOO CENTRE

(Perfomances)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 7.30pm - 12am

Venue: Waterloo Complex


Of all the perfomances at Singapore Night Festival, I feel this is the MOST FUN of the lot. That's because this disco-inspired roving perfomance will take viewers across all floors of Waterloo Complex!



As disco-goers move through Waterloo centre, get an insider glimpse of its podium-tower building typology paired with historical anecdotes of disco fever. This roving performance is a chance to relive the diverse rhythms and relationships that once existed in our precinct’s nightlife. 


CATHAY GREEN + DHOBY GHAUT GREEN


CATHAY HOTEL: THE CURSE OF THE MISSING RED SHOE

(HIGHLIGHT ACT)

Dates: 19 Aug & 20 Aug, 24 Aug to 26 Aug 

Times: 7.30pm and 8.45pm, with additional show at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays (45-min duration)

Venue: Cathay Green

Price: $33 per ticket, $112 for bundle of 4 (inclusive of 10% booking fee and 7% GST)



The headliner act of Singapore Night Festival 2022, watch the past come to life at Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe, an immersive theatre performance taking place within a re-creation of the historical Cathay complex.



The detective story begins at a hotel where a mysterious curse from more than 60 years ago led to the separation of two lovers and changed the ending of the cinderellaesque Cathay film Lion City (1960), which inspires this production.


In this anti-fairytale, the audience will encounter the reappearance of iconic characters from the Cathay universe such as Mat Bond, Orang Minyak, Pontianak, Mambo Girl and ASP Latiff. Entering into a surreal version of old Singapore, where memories are confused with cinematic imaginations, everyone helping with the investigation could be a suspect.


AFTER DARK @ DHOBY GHAUT GREEN

(Festival Village)

Dates: 19 Aug to 27 Aug

Times: 6pm – 10.30pm (Weekdays), 6pm - 11.30pm (Weekends)

Venue: Dhoby Ghaut Green


Feeling famished after all the walking? Head to the Festival Village to get your hands on finger bites and delicious food,! In the enchanting neon forest, vibe on with spectacular music, featuring local artists and DJs for company too.


TIPS TO SURVIVING SINGAPORE NIGHT FESTIVAL 2022

So you are ready to head down with the kids. But before you do so, here are some handy tips that will make your experience a better one.

1. KNOW WHERE TO GO
It is always good to prep yourself by getting familiar with the area before going down. Download the festival map HERE or head to Singapore Night Festival's website to plan your itinerary for the night.

If you only have time to head to one zone, go to the National Museum Singapore and Fort Canning zone where you can catch the bulk of the fun night lights and a massive projection mapping show.

Hungry and thristy? Head to the Festival Village at Dhoby Ghaut Green beside Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Or there are plenty of cafes that should be still open around the SMU campus areas.

2. DRESS COMFORTABLY
It is going to be crowded, hot and humid so be sure to dress in comfortable clothing and wear a pair of comfy shoes to prepare for the walking exercise! You may wish to bring along an umbrella (or poncho) in case it rains.

3. CARRY LIGHT
There will be a fair amount of walking if you are intending to cover most of the installations so do bring along less stuff to up the comfort level.

4. CASHLESS EXPERIENCE
The festival will be a fully CASHLESS experience to minimise physical contact so take heed!

5. HYDRATE YOURSELVES
For sure, it will be humid so remember to let the kids drink enough water throughout the night. 

6. STAY MASKED AND SAFE
Even though most of the installations are located outdoors, large crowds are expected so visitors are advised to keep their masks on in large crowds. And bring along hand sanitizers too!


But most importantly, have loads of fun!



Useful Information

Singapore Night Festival 2022
Dates: 19 - 27 August 2022
Time: 7.30pm to 12 midnight
Venue: Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct
FREE Admission
*While entry to SNF is free, some programmes in the line-up are ticketed.
Download the Festival Map HERE.


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