Outdoor Walk [Singapore Night Festival 2016]
The 9th edition of the Singapore Night Festival came and gone during the past 2 weekends. The event spreads over 5 zones around the Bugis and Bras Basah zone – it stretches to the border of Orchard Road (near where The Cathay and School of the Arts is located) and has various hotels and business participate in the annual night event.
For this year, the crowded is bigger than previous years while there were some visitors commenting that this year event was not as good as the 8th edition in 2015. While I had heard of this event for the past 8 years I have never set foot on one until now.
I visited all the 5 zones during the time I was there from 7pm till 11pm. It is a huge area and the museums were free admission for all visitors, while there were also some events held which requires admission tickets.
I find out a very interesting scene at this year’s installation. Especially the outdoor show at the lawn of National Museum of Singapore. The outdoor show titled “Invasion” by Close-Act (NL) was an interesting and engaging one. Where the performers move around the crowd in an immersive installation where everyone get to participate in the wave of performances.
While inside the Museum upper floor is a performance titled Shifting Interactions by LASALLE College of the Arts (SG).
These are some of the activities happening in the National Museum of Singapore zone of the event.
Across the road at Zone 4 is the Festive Village where there are food and beverages stalls as well as live performances hosted by the Singapore Management University as well as corporate sponsors. Some stalls were also selling charitable food on donation. Where you make a donation for each cup of tea egg you pick up.
Another interesting piece of collage is the outdoor imaged display printed on the facade of the Singapore Art Museum titled “Journey” by NOVAC (UK) at Zone 5. This is a ongoing loop pictured projection that runs every few minutes throughout the night. There is also a arts bazaar and outdoor performance in the courtyard of the Singapore Art Museum. Also, the exhibitions at SAM & 8QSAM – Odyssey and Imaginarium; that evening were also packed with visitors.
Another zone that was work checking out too with a 4 hours Queue line is at the National Design Centre – at zone 5 as well. When I reached there at 11pm it was a whopping 4 hours Queue to enter the exhibition titled #showerthoughts by liteWerkz (SG). So I decided to give it a miss due to the long wait time.
Will be back for the next edition of Singapore Night fest for sure. Meanwhile, with the free admissions that night,