FestivalsThe 12th edition of the festival cumulates in final weekend from August 29 to 31

See Singapore’s landmarks transform by night

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Selected landmarks in Singapore’s arts and cultural precincts, Bras Basah and Bugis, were illuminated with art installations as part of the annual Singapore Night Festival that kicked off on Friday.

As the festival cumulates in its final weekend from August 29 to 31, here are crowd favourites from the 17 night installations to catch.

French artists Spectacularies’ decked out the facade of the National Museum of Singapore with a light installation featuring the whimsical adventures of three mysterious characters in a fantasy wonderland.

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French artists Spectacularies’ installation, Keep Dreaming, lights up the façade of the National Museum of Singapore at Singapore Night Festival. (Singapore Night Festival 2019)

The museum’s Banyan Tree is also the centrepiece of a second light installation based on the Sanskrit epic poem, The Legend of Ramayana, regaling the tale with a mix of sound, light and scenography. The projection also features a live gamelan performance.

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National Museum of Singapore’s Banyan Tree was the backdrop for the retelling of the Sanskrit epic poem, The Legend of Ramayana. (Singapore Night Festival 2019)

A first this year, CHIJMES was featured in an installation, Waves of Time, by Singapore animation company Chips & Toon, which depicts the journey of a prince across the seas to chase his dream.

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CHIJMES made its debut as a site for installation Waves of Time by Singapore animation company Chips & Toon. (Singapore Night Festival 2019)

There’s also an interactive installation S.C.U.L.P.T by Yann Nguema at the Armenian Church, where festival-goers can use a laser beam to reshape the chevet of the church, accompanied by a soundscape created by EZ3kiel.

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The Armenian Church featured the interactive installation S.C.U.L.P.T by Yann Nguema. (Singapore Night Festival 2019)

The final weekend of the festival will also feature headlining acts such as FUERZA BRUTA, as well as other exciting programmes and performances. More programme details can be found here.


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