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If you weren’t in the vicinity of Bras Basah and Bugis last weekend, you (almost) missed out on one of the most spectacular night festivals in 2016! This year’s Singapore Night Festival went off with a bang, and the streets of Bras Basah and Bugis came to life with beautiful art installations, light projections, roving performers and plays.

This year’s theme was fittingly named “Innovations and Inventions”, the perfect entanglement of 19th century industrialisation interwoven with design. We created a list of highlights from this year’s Singapore Night Festival which was definitely worth the crowd!

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Zone 1: National Museum of Singapore

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One of the key highlights of the yearly event are its light projections. The National Museum was brought to life by installation named Keyframes. LED figurines were projected against the facade of the the National Museum of Singapore. Part sculpture and part animation, this moving art projections was definitely a sight to behold.

Zone 2: Armenian Street, The Substation, Peranakan Museum

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By far one of the busiest zones, Armenian street was chock full of roving street performers, live music and art installations. Couples danced the night away in the pedestrian only streets swaying along to the music presented by the Substation.

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Moving street performers, like the performers from the Les AquamenS were a definite must catch on the streets. Making their way around the Singapore Night Festival decked out in scuba gear with their heads encased in fishbowls (and LIVE FISHES) is no everyday sight!

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One of the most talked about art installations was the artificial tree installed outside the Armenian Church. Titled ‘Samara’,  it is the most picturesque feature at the Singapore Night Festival. The perfect centerpiece for a certainly colourful night.

Zone 3: Cathay Green, School of the Arts, and Prinsep Street

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Looking for something to pull you into a world of wonder ? House of Curiosities may just be thing you’re looking for. Based on the storyline of The Mechanical Heart, it tells the heartwarming story of inventor Professor Chambers and his son Christopher. Eccentric and featuring steampunk creations and Victoria era art and fashion, this exhilarating performance is a must-catch during the Singapore Night Festival.

Ticket price: $16 (Adults), $13 (Concession*) Inclusive of $1 SISTIC Fee
Timing: 6 – 8pm, 8.30 -10.30pm, 11pm – 1am

Zone 4: Singapore Management University

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If you’re looking to kickback with friends over drinks and light snacks, head on over to Campus Green of the Singapore Management University. Offering a barrage of bites, drinks and small knick knacks, this is a zone for all you foodies!

Zone 5: Singapore Art Museum, Queen Street, Waterloo Street and National Design Centre

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If you enjoy the intricacy of light and space, head over to the National Design Center. The exhibit encourages visitors to explore their thoughts and the concept of space and colour as they make their way through this art exhibition. Designed by students from the Singapore University of Technology the installation named #showerthoughts is inspiring and mesmerizing.

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End your night at the Singapore Art Museum, the facade becomes the backdrop of light projections. Sit back and admire the complex light show move across the buildings complementing the architecture of this national attraction.

If you missed out on this awe-inspiring showcase of art, lights and sound. Do not fret! The Singapore Night Festival continues this weekend, 26-27 August (this is your last chance! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!) So bring your friends, family and significant other to this extra-special weekend out!