Aug 23, 2013

Get Nocturnal with Singapore Night Festival 2013

(Daddy blogs)

How is it more often than not that kids always say they aren't sleepy when it comes to bedtime? If that sounds familiar to you, then good news - you can get all nocturnal with them these 2 weekends when the Singapore Night Festival 2013 illuminates the entire Bras Basah-Bugis precinct. 

Back for the sixth year, the festival will be held over two weekends of 23rd and 24th August, and 30th and 31st August 2013 (7pm to 2am). And even better - this year's festival covers an unprecedented area, stretching from Plaza Singapura to Raffles City through Armenian Street, and includes locations such as The Cathay, School of the Arts (SOTA), Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum of Singapore!

The main spectacle of the 23/24 Aug weekend will be the shows at National Museum's facade beginning from 8.15pm, where performers will be bouncing off walls, aerial dancing and playing with fire.

Vertical Extraction by Compagnie Retouramont saw dancers embark on a vertical journey up the façade of the National Museum and break into a rhythmic dance on bungee cords. But the one performance that had the monkies' attention - and craning their necks up into the night sky - was Compagnie Retouramont's Pyramid Of Void.

In this dance segment, a pyramid structure made of ropes is suspended in mid-air. Dancers demonstrate their acrobatic creativity and agility as they negotiate the minimalist set, with the ropes acting as their only form of support.

The Singapore Art Museum is also another interesting place to be and EVERYONE is invited to become a lighting artist simply by using tablets and working on your own huge canvas – the musueum’s façade! An interactive video-mapping programme will magically translates sounds generated by mobile devices into gigantic visual creations onto SAM’s facade, right before your very eyes!

Photo courtesy of Singapore Art Museum
The Night Festival is more than just a huge arts performance though as there will be something for everyone - ranging from entertainment and dining to late night shopping around the festival grounds. Check out for a full listing of all shows and activities.

We didn't manage to catch as many shows as we would have liked, primarily because the monkies got a tad tired since it was a weekday evening. But at least bumping into a giant cow mascot more than made up for it... uhm okay, perhaps only in Ale's eyes.

Oh and here's a final bonus -  enjoy FREE late night admission to National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Peranakan Museum and The Substation Gallery during the Singapore Night festival nights!

The Singapore Night Festival is on 23/24 and 30/31 August 2013 from 7pm to 2am. For more information, kindly refer to the following links:

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Simple Mum said...

I wanted to go yesterday night to catch this Night festival that has been on going for so many years. Did not manage to go though. I shall show to the spouse your beautiful photos and catch it next weekend! Thanks for sharing this.

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Christy,

Thanks for dropping by! Yes, you should go next weekend... Have loads of fun! :)

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