If the Disney-themed light up (and crowds) at Orchard Road aren’t for you, take a detour down south to Sentosa instead.
Island Lights 2018 is the second edition of Sentosa’s pop-up art festival featuring 10 photo-worthy installations scattered across Palawan Beach.
Night At Palawan Beach
Previously known as Pop Up Night, the inaugural Island Lights 2018 returns just in time for the year-end festivities. From now till 31 December 2018, Sentosa’s Palawan Beach has been made over with commissioned works from local artists.
You can expect to be transported to a multi-sensory wonderland with a series of photo-worthy opportunities to get your ‘gram on.
Here are some of the installations to look out for:
1. ASMR Wonderland
Step into ASMR Wonderland for a truly immersive experience.
Multi-disciplinary artist Yang, brings the social media trend to life with an original ASMR soundtrack wafting peacefully over the enclosed room of tarp-covered sand. Think ball pit but softer and relaxing.
Possibly the coolest outdoor installation is Harmony by multi disciplinary designer – Tina Fung.
She explores the intersection between art, set design, interaction and the environment – in a neon lit setup of hands set against the backdrop of the sea.
KTVMTV by Mash-Up is a 90s dream come true. Mash-Up is an independent Singaporean label that creates bold garments featuring tongue-in-cheek references to pop-up culture.
This installation lets you unleash your inner teenage fantasies of being a superstar. Combining the traditionally tacky designs of karaoke studios and the vibes of a 1990s music video, live out your childhood dreams at KTVMTV.
4. Islands, Barnacles and Other Living Dreams
You definitely won’t miss this glittery pink installation!
Artist Soph O invites you to write a wish and hang it up with those of others before you. Who knows, your dreams might just come true.
5. Pikachu Night Parade
Everyone’s favourite Pokemon, Pikachu, will be joining the party as well! Catch the adorable parade from Japan which will take place at 7.30pm on 14 – 16 December and 21 – 23 December. This parade will feature nine LED-lit Pikachus dancing along a 100m route.
It’s bound to be sweaty, otaku-fuelled madness.
After all that walking and ‘gramming, check out the main area of Palawan Beach which has been converted into a twinkling dining area, complete with food, drinks and live performances from local bands.
If you’re looking to avoid the madness at Orchard Road this end of year, perhaps a trip down to Sentosa is the perfect option.
Also, it’s finally an excuse to go to the beach at night!
Island Lights 2018
Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Date: 16 Nov 2018 – 31 Dec 2018