What to do during the National Day period
The iconic Singapore Night Festival celebrates a decade of Singapore heritage, arts and culture with light installations and performances. By
WHEN THE SUN SETS OVER
the city this month, a carnival rises in the form of the Singapore Night Festival. Street performances, Instagramworthy light sculptures, and art installations both monumental and intimate turn the sleeping city into a hotbed of culture from August 18 to 26. So load up on coffee – you’ll want your eyes wide open for this.
Set to the theme of ‘Ten Magical Years’, this year’s Night Festival is anchored by majestic – and interactive – light installations. Snap a few for the ‘Gram, then explore the rest of the festival grounds, which stretches from Armenian Street all the way to the National Museum of Singapore. The museums in the area are coming alive, too, with psychedelic video projections transforming their façades into works of art. And from August 24 to 26, musicians, magicians, acrobats and even professional wrestlers will roam the streets.
With so much happening at the same time, we pick out six highlights you won’t regret catching.
The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self
Musicians, magicians and acrobats roam the streets
This immersive art installation by multi- disciplinary performance arts group Starlight Assembly welcomes you aboard a journey to infinity. In a bamboo dome designed to resemble the ‘flower of life’ (a geometric pattern of repeating circles), convex mirrors are arranged to present an illusion of endless space. Reflect on yourself – literally – as you step through this MC Escher-esque installation.
The Art of Pole
There is no denying the grace and flexibility of pole dancers. Students and instructors of The Brass Barre studio are