Singapore Night Festival 2019 – Night Lights

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 11 Legend of the Ramayana wide

Discover this year’s Night Lights at the 2019 Edition of Singapore Night Festival. Projections, lasers, lights, and music, they’ve got it all.

Night Festival 2019

As the ‘Bicentennial edition’ of Singapore Night Festival, the 2019 lineup takes a Southeast Asian focus, with folklore and ethnic motifs expressed through the art and performances. Going by the theme of Transformation Through Illumination, this year’s light installations feature several large-scale projection art.

The Night Lights art installations will be shown from 23 – 31 August. Performances will expand the festival lineup on the last 3 nights (29 – 31 August), with the Fuerza Bruta immersive theatre as the headlining act.

To help visitors navigate the festival grounds, the Night Festival team has created a Google Map overlay that you can access conveniently via http://bit.ly/SNF2019-map.

The Legend of Ramayana (by Spectaculaires)

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For the first time, the Banyan Tree beside the National Museum transforms into a spectacular showpiece that brings you on a journey inspired by the Sanskrit poem The Ramayana.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 11 The Legend of Ramayana tree

The drama also unfolds through the use of that famous tune from Edward Scissorhands… for some reason. During the second weekend, traditional gamelan music will also be performed live at the Banyan Tree to tell the story of the Ramayana.

Keep Dreaming (by Spectaculaires)

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Just seconds away from the Banyan Tree is another projection installation, also by Spectaculaires. When night falls, the National Museum transforms into three characters. Through their cartoon eyes, they will bring you into several fantasy worlds.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 01 Keep Dreaming by Spectaculaires at National Museum of Singapore closeup

I thought the projection tech and media used here are some of the best I’ve seen at Night Festival – very vivid and crisp images.

Work-in-progress (by Asylum)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 07 work in progress by Asylum

Creative agency Asylum celebrates their 20th anniversary with a massive light installation at the National Design Centre.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 07 work in progress by Asylum closeup

Rhythmic lights and patterns flashes on the matrix of lighted scaffolds – a visual experience that is very mesmerising to watch.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 07 work in progress by Asylum IG spot

And of course, this installation is an attractive spot for Instagram, and the artists have already done the homework for you.

S.C.U.L.P.T (by Yann Nguema)

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A mysterious projection art now resides at chevet of the Armenian Church. The projection mapping and visual effects here are extremely intricate.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 02 SCULPT by Yann Nguema interactivity

Wave your hand over a sensor to manipulate a laser beam that pierces through this mixed media experience.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 02 SCULPT by Yann bricks

Fragments peel away and react to the laser beams in different ways – there are some 15 scenes at this installation, so you might want to stay around for a while to see some of them.

Project:Dome (Various artists)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 10 Project Dome exterior

Over at the SMU Green, a dome pop-up offers you several different audio-visual experiences, including live DJ sessions on certain nights. Shown here is a moment from the ‘The Land Above’ artwork by STATE SENSOR.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 10 Project Dome The Land Above

Waves of Time (by Chips and Toon)

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For the first time, the historic CHIJMES chapel is used for projection mapping, with a light-hearted animation that retells the journey of Singapore through the tale of a Prince.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 06 Waves of Time by Chips and Toon side

Tropicana (by The Electric Canvas)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 03 Tropicana by The Electric Canvas

Also new this year: the Stamford Court clock has joined the Night Festival with a whimsical projection art.

Skylight and Timelight (by A*STAR and NAFA)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 09 Skylight and Timelight by A STAR and NAFA

A*STAR and NAFA offers us a deceptively simple installation on SMU Green. Light emitting sheets using electricity-conductible ink, commonly seen on outdoor advertisements, have taken new life as sustainable art.

Sk(r)etch (by Ca Kway Teow x 3M)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 08 Skretch by Ca Kway Teow and 3M interactive

Use a coin or key and leave your mark at this quaint bus stop at Queen Street (outside Kum Yan Methodist Church). Or snap a photo of some of the boards with flash and see what happens.

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 08 Skretch by Ca Kway Teow and 3M board

Disco Walkway (by Aux Media Group)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 05 Disco Walkway by Aux Media Group

Dance along disco hits around these glowing screens lining the Stamford Walkway (beside SMRT building).

Symbiote (by LiteWerkz)

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 04 Symbiote by LiteWerkz

Take a break from the dancing and explore these glowing structures, created to reflect Singapore’s multicultural social fabric. Discover them along the Stamford Walkway (nearer to Stamford Court).

Singapore Night Festival 2019 - 04 Symbiote by LiteWerkz girl


Singapore Night Festival 2019

Night Lights – Art Installations

23 – 31 August 2019
7:30PM ~ 12:00AM
Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct

View the Festival Map here or access it conveniently through Google Maps via http://bit.ly/SNF2019-map

Free Admission

Performance Nights (Shows)

29 – 31 August 2019

Some experiences may require registration. Fuerza Bruta is a ticketed theatre experience and tickets can be purchased from Sistic online.

For a full list of performances and programmes, visit the Singapore Night Festival 2019 website.

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