Take A Magic Carpet Ride – Aladdin The Musical Is Flying To S’pore For Its Only Stop In Asia In 2019
Singapore’s entertainment calendar is perennially packed and musical theatre nerds should be particularly excited with the huge musical productions heading our way in the coming months.
These musicals aren’t just for theatre die-hards – you’re probably already familiar with them in other mediums, whether that be books or films. From Lion King to Beauty and The Beast and even Frozen, it’s not all uncommon for Disney movies to be reimagined for the Broadway stage. But the most beloved of them all is Aladdin.
Shining, Shimmering, Splendid
The Broadway sensation Aladdin The Musical will be premiering its Singapore debut at Marina Bay Sands from 21 July 2019 onwards. The show will run at the Sands Theatre, marking its one and only stop in Asia.[caption id="attachment_38549" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical Facebook[/caption]
Making its world premiere four years ago at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on 20 March 2014, Aladdin The Musical quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbuster in recent years, welcoming close to 10 million people worldwide.
Based on the 1992 animated movie, the show follows the rebellious but lovable street urchin Aladdin on his journey of discovery, where he encounters the evil sorcerer Jafar, and beautiful, but headstrong, Princess Jasmine. He finds a lost lamp in the Cave of Wonders, which, once rubbed, releases the crowds favourite rugged and humorous Genie.
The cast will be decked out in extra bling – featuring 337 glittering costumes, 161 custom-made pairs of Arabian shoes, 712 different styles of beads 712, and almost 500,000 Swarovski crystals.[caption id="attachment_38550" align="aligncenter" width="1028"] Image Credit: Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical Facebook[/caption]
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime that the musical has to offer with its breathtaking visuals. The show will also be flying 60 tonnes of automation and staging equipment to Singapore, and 40 tonnes of exotic flying scenery to recreate A Whole New World, such as the fantasy city of Agrabah, the colourful marketplace, the lush palace of the Sultan and his daughter Princess Jasmine, and the legendary Cave Of Wonders.
Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy award winning film, including “Friend like Me”, “A Whole New World” and “Arabian Nights”, prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical magic that is Aladdin.
Not convinced yet? Catch the trailer for Aladdin The Musical here!
From breathtaking sets to a fabulous cast, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to life in this spectacular new musical!
Aladdin The Musical
Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Date: 21 July 2019 – 11 August 2019
Price: $68 – $832 (VIP Box)
(Header Image Source: Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical Facebook)
Up Your IG Game With Neon Installations And Catch A Pikachu Parade At Palawan Beach – Runs Till Dec 31
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
Calling all Potterheads, this is going to be the best Christmas present you’ve received in years!
Ever since we knew about the existence of Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, most of us could only dream of setting foot in that bewitching universe to live like the magical folks. Now, it looks like muggles like you may have the chance to do that, after all!
Although it’s not exactly the entire universe, you can experience bits of that wonderful world at Changi Airport!
Yer A Wizard, Harry
Dive into the world of magic and wizardry set to enthral and captivate fans of the highly popular Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series.
Changi Airport is bringing the Wizarding World to you starting from 16 November 2018 up until February 2019. They have stunningly recreated various iconic scenes from the magical world of Harry Potter as part of their Christmas decoration.
A Harry Potter-themed Christmas? Wicked!
Here’s a look at the set ups that are available to the general public:
1. Diagon Alley (Terminal 3)
Spellbinding activities await at Hogwarts’ most famous shopping street Diagon Alley. Take a stroll down this town as you relive the very first time Harry bought his wand at Ollivanders!
Plus, here are some of the exciting activities you can do while you’re here:
Think you have what it takes to be the best Quidditch player? This is your chance to put your theoretical Quidditch knowledge to the test.[caption id="attachment_38189" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Put your wand skills to the test. Have a go at this at spell casting games at this station!
Remember, it’s LeviOsa, not LevioSAR.[caption id="attachment_38187" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Robes Fitting and GIF Photo Experience
Always wanted to get fitted into the iconic Hogwarts robes? Well now you can!
All you have to do is pick your favourite Hogwarts house’s robes and snap a photo in front of the Magical Photo-Taking Mirror for a nice photo op.[caption id="attachment_38190" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Niffler Challenge Game
Challenge your opponent to a stacking game. Stack as many coins as you can on top of the Niffler’s statue without toppling them over.[caption id="attachment_38188" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Don’t forget to get your hands on exclusive Harry Potter merchandise including plush toys, scarves and travel pillows, available exclusively at Changi!
2. Hogsmeade Village (Terminal 3)
This is our favourite set, hands down.[caption id="attachment_38186" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Strike a pose in front of Hogsmeade’s iconic stores or take a picture against a life-sized version of the Hogwarts Express. If you’re there at the right time – you might just catch a snow and light show that will last till 6 January 2019!
Here are the timings to look out for if you’d like to catch the show:
Weekdays: 6pm, 7pm, 9pm
Weekends: 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 9pm
It’s the most magical thing you’ll ever experience this Christmas.
3. Whomping Willow (Terminal 2)
Remember when Harry and Ron crashed the iconic Flying Ford Anglia into the Whomping Willow?
You definitely wouldn’t want to miss the perfect photo op at this iconic scene from Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets.[caption id="attachment_38192" align="aligncenter" width="2122"] Image Credit: Changi Airport[/caption]
Travelling out of Singapore soon? You wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to soak in this magical world with other Potterheads just like you.
BRB, wearing my Slytherin robe to Changi Airport now!
(Header Image Source: Changi Airport)
If there’s any district that grew up with me and moulded me into an adult – a Singaporean adult – it’s Kampong Glam, my most beloved neighbourhood on the island.
I’ve been stalking the back alleys of Kampong Glam since I was cutting my teeth on shisha and first boyfriends. My wardrobe matured on vintage picks from Haji Lane, my music taste expanded through the bass underground at Blu Jaz, my love for Malay food blossomed at Maimunah and Minang House.
Nestled amongst the Iranian carpet dealers, Turkish restaurants and Malay fabric shops that have withstood the test of time, are an array of newer arrivals that have since made this old-school neighbourhood incredibly hip.
However the district still retain its old world charm, despite the many hipster cafés and indie boutiques that have multiplied over the years.
Also, who can resist a warm cup of teh tarik with friends at Kampong Glam on weekend nights?
The Spirit Of Gotong Royong
If you’re constantly wondering what else is there to do at Kampong Glam asides eating and shopping for fabrics, you’ll be pleased to know that a host of exciting programmes await you this weekend.
In support of URA’s Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out on 24th November, Arab street will be closed from 3pm till midnight to host a series of activities fit for the entire family.[caption id="attachment_38179" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: One Kampong Gelam[/caption]
Here are some activities you can expect at Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out:
1. Classic Cars Display[caption id="attachment_38180" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: MSVCR Facebook[/caption]
You don’t see many classic cars in Singapore, but they do exist!
If you love all things classic and retro, head down to the event to catch a spectacular collection of classic cars by Malaysia And Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR).
2. Art Jamming[caption id="attachment_38181" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: One Kampong Gelam[/caption]
From jumping around in bouncy castles to dressing up as Marvel characters, there’s something for the kids to look forward to at Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out!
3. Live Performances[caption id="attachment_38182" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Beats Encore Facebook[/caption]
Hyping up the crowd at Kampong Glam is Beats Encore – a live percussion and drums ensemble from Republic Polytechnic.
This youthful crew is made up of young, aspiring and impartial musos who believe in uplifting their traditional drums and percussions like none other.
4. Street Art[caption id="attachment_38183" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: RSCLS Facebook[/caption]
From its underground graffiti roots in the mid-1990s to its current mainstream renaissance, Singapore’s street art movement has come a long way.
Presented by street art collective RSCLS and Jaba, catch them in action as they paint the town red.
This event has been rallied together by the merchants, religious & arts institutions, organic arts groups, varied performers and many others, who make up Kampong Glam’s neighbourhood.
If you’re not planning on getting a haircut at a hipster barbershop or sipping tea at one of the many cafés at Arab Street this Saturday, 24th November, head on down to Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out to relive your younger days and school excursions.
Kampong Heritage Day Out
Address: Arab Street
Date: 24 November 2018
Time: 4pm – 10pm
(Header Image Source: One Kampong Gelam)
Don’t Fight With The Crowd This NYE – Catch A Fireworks Musical From Japan At The Marina Bay Floating Platform
Well, we’re already halfway into November (seriously, where did the time go?), which means that it’s just about time to start making plans for New Year’s Eve.
From community centres to clubs there’s no shortage of venues to usher in 2019, but arguably the most popular place to be is still the fireworks display at Marina Bay (judging by the massive crowds we see every year, we’re clearly not the only ones who think so).
If that’s where you’re headed and want to take your viewing experience to the next level, however, then Star Island – Singapore Countdown Edition is something that you should definitely check out.
Fireworks, Japanese Style[caption id="attachment_38124" align="alignnone" width="2500"] Image Credit: Star Island[/caption]
Taking place in conjunction with the Marina Bay countdown, Star Island is a musical centered around the concept of Hanabi, a long-standing Japanese tradition of eating, drinking and being generally merry while watching fireworks.
“Traditional” doesn’t mean low-key, though. The show will be equipped with an array of futuristic gizmos, including laser projections, pyrotechnics and a whopping 200 speakers that’ll create an immersive, audio-sensory experience that you won’t soon forget.[caption id="attachment_38128" align="alignnone" width="2500"] Image Credit: Star Island[/caption]
On the narrative side of things, the show will feature not one, not two, but six segments, each choreographed to a unique soundtrack and featuring an extensive cast of multi-disciplinary performers. If you didn’t manage to catch the national day parade this year, this might be the next best thing.
While the musical itself will run for a little over 60 minutes, the festivities will start much earlier — from 5pm, ticket holders will be able to indulge in the Star Island marketplace, which’ll feature roving performances, family-friendly activities and of course, a wide variety of F&B stalls. Once the fireworks end, there’ll also be a dance party to help you make full use of your public holiday.[caption id="attachment_38129" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Image Credit: Star Island[/caption]
Tickets are available right now at apactix.com, with prices ranging from $38 to $118. Early bird prices are available till the 30th of November, so you might want to act sooner than later for this one.
Between the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival and this, Marina Bay sure looks like the place to be this New Year’s Eve.
Star Island – Singapore Countdown Edition
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Date: 31st December
Time: 5pm – Late
Price: $38 – $148
(Header Image Source: Star Island)
Christmas is looking to be extra magical this year with the arrival of Disney characters across the city.
The adorable Disney Tsum Tsum characters are bringing a touch of magic to the Christmas floral display at Gardens by the Bay starting this November.
Let It Glow, Let It Glow
Brace yourself for cuteness overload this holidays as Gardens by the Bay presents Singapore’s first Disney Tsum Tsum floral display.[caption id="attachment_38087" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
“Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” sees over 40 Tsum Tsums lying amidst a large field of more than 8,000 multi-coloured poinsettias at the Flower Dome. Join your favourite Disney and Pixar characters in stackable form as they make preparations for Christmas.
Snap a photo with Minnie Mouse and her friends decorating the Christmas tree, Mickey Mouse painting the ornamental baubles, Tigger sliding down ribbons while gift wrapping, and Dumbo lifting presents into the air![caption id="attachment_38088" align="aligncenter" width="1874"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Not one to miss Christmas, the characters from Frozen are bringing Arendelle to the Flower Dome. Even Perry the Platypus from ‘Phineas And Ferb’ will be making a special appearance!
There’s no doubt that the Tsum Tsums are highly adorable but the main star here is the poinsettia! The star-shaped flowers are commonly used in Christmas decorations. The Tsum Tsum floral display will feature close to 20 varieties of poinsettias of various colours such as the traditional red, pure white, rich yellow, pink and cream.[caption id="attachment_38085" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
There will be plenty of other plants synonymous with the season such as Christmas berries, holly, and coniferous trees, including the Korean Fir that will help turn the Flower Dome into a snowy wonderland.
You can’t bring home the huge Tsum Tsum-stacked Christmas tree but visitors can choose from a range of Disney Tsum Tsum merchandise – including apparel, stationery, lifestyle products and even special-edition Disney Tsum Tsum x Udders ice cream – at the Gardens’ Conservatory Gift Shop.
“Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” is one of the festive highlights at Gardens by the Bay this year, along with “Christmas Wonderland” which takes place at Supertree Grove. Both events at the Gardens are held in conjunction with Marina Bay’s “Celebrate in the City”.[caption id="attachment_38083" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Don’t wait too long as the Tsum Tsum floral display will only be around till 6 January 2019!
Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Date: 2 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
Price: Usual admission charge to the Flower Dome applies
(Header Image Source: Gardens By The Bay)
Want to find out if you really have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse?
From now till 4th November, thrill seekers can fend off zombies at Zombie Attack in this exciting and immersive experience. Battle zombies in the all-new zombie laser tag attraction, located right in the heart of Orchard Road.[caption id="attachment_38024" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Join The Resistance
When darkness falls at Orchard Road, the Grange Road Car Park (beside 313@Somerset) will transform into a creepy lab overrun with the undead.
Your team will have to navigate through various zones and challenges to find the anti-toxin cure for the virus outbreak. Through a series of obstacles, zombies will come hot on your heels so be sure to slay them through an immersive game of laser tag and solve the puzzles in the escape room.[caption id="attachment_38034" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Briefing Zone | Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Gear up with a battle rifle, and you’re ready to face the apocalypse. Use your ammo wisely as you would not want to turn into one of them!
Once you’re all suited up, you’ll find yourself transported to a run down room where you and your team have to work together to find a key to proceed to the next room.[caption id="attachment_38033" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
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Walk through the dimly lit maze where you’ll find zombies lurking in every corner. You have 5 minutes in each zone to complete the mission![caption id="attachment_38028" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
The fun doesn’t end there. Once you’re out, you’ll be faced with over 15 zombies coming towards you in every direction. Work with your team to kill as many zombies as you can.[caption id="attachment_38030" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
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Once you’ve reach the end, use the clues you collected to find the right anti-toxin cure to save mankind.[caption id="attachment_38027" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Commemorate your victory (or loss) with a picture at the end and enjoy exclusive vouchers to eateries like Geláre and Nandos or grab your friends for another round of escape room fun at Go Team and Trapped![caption id="attachment_38026" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
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Take note that there are no age restrictions, however children under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Tickets are priced at $25 (students and members), $30 (single-pass) and $120 (for a team of 4).
Best part, the team with the most points at the end of the event will win a $1000 cash prize.
Survive the zombie outbreak at Zombie Attack. Warning, only the bravest should apply!
Venue: Grange Road Car Park (beside 313@Somerset)
Price: $25 (students and members), $30 (single-pass) and $120 (for a team of 4).
Date: 26 October – 4 November 2018
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)
The kaleidoscope of colour and the cavalcade of characters that is the spectacular production by The Great Moscow Circus is finally in Singapore for the first time in over a decade.
Located under the red-and-white big top on Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands, catch the stellar performance with more than 16 sensational acts featuring astounding performers from Russia and beyond.
For four weeks, gear up for a line up of death-defying aerial stunts, daredevil motorcyclists, crazy contortionist and the funniest clowns![caption id="attachment_37964" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Roll Up! Roll Up!
Led by ringmaster Stanislav Kynazkov, who happens to be an accomplished juggles and a very funny clown too. To keep the event lighthearted, master clown Dmitry Shindrov will pop in and out of the ring every now and then to get a few chuckles out of the crowd. Look out, he might just approach you in between acts![caption id="attachment_37955" align="aligncenter" width="3456"] Ring Master | Image Credit: The Great Moscow Circus[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_37956" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Master Clown | GIF Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Possibly the most dangerous act in the circus – aerialists Katya Rubtsova and Anton Markov will be suspended 14 metres above the red carpet ring, spinning and twisting in a glorious artistic display of gymnastic skills. This act is performed with absolutely no safety nets and wires as backup.
[caption id="attachment_37957" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Acrobatic highlights also includes a “fast track” troupe The Rubtsovs tumbling and leaping across the space is a whirlwind of non-stop acrobatic action.
[caption id="attachment_37958" align="aligncenter" width="480"] GIF Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Weird, wonderful and totally amazing – look out for the Man In The Glass Box who is a crazy contortionist from Dagestan. Watch as he folds and twists his body in ways we never thought possible.[caption id="attachment_37960" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
If you’re a fan of Britain’s Got Talent, you might be familiar with Sascha Williams‘ crazy balancing act that even wowed Simon Cowell. This nail-biting act will definitely put you on the edge of your seats.[caption id="attachment_37954" align="aligncenter" width="480"] GIF Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Just when you thought that’s all they have to offer, The Great Moscow Circus brings you to the biggest Globe of Death Motorcycle act to ever hit the shores. Cranking the noise level up a notch, five speeding motorcyclists will be trapped, circling around in the same steel globe.[caption id="attachment_37961" align="aligncenter" width="480"] GIF Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Also expect to see horizontal bar performers, a pair of quick change transformationists, trampoline stunt group, a double giant wheel that spins while carrying four acrobats and more.[caption id="attachment_37962" align="aligncenter" width="5760"] Image Credit: The Great Moscow Circus[/caption]
The circus doesn’t get much wilder than this. It’ll be pumped with danger, action, fun and comedy to keep the whole family on the edge of their seats!
The Great Moscow Circus
Venue: Under the mighty Big Top Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Date: 25 October – 23 November 2018
Ticket Prices: $55 – $155 (Buy your tickets on SISTIC)
Ed Sheeran Returns To S’pore In April 2019 – Tickets Go On Sale 25 October
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)
This October and November, gear up for Singapore River Festival 2018 (SRF) as it kicks off its fourth edition that’s bound to be bigger and better.
Instead of just a weekend, the Singapore River Festival will stretch over a month this time, so visitors can enjoy the street bazaar, live performances as well as an aerial kite show.[caption id="attachment_37946" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Your River, Your Vibe
Happening from 16 October to 11 November 2018 across all three quays – Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay, SRF is bringing a larger dose of local goodness, with an exciting line-up of locally themed performances and activities.
Here are some of the events you can’t miss at the Singapore River Festival 2018:
1. LAH Bazaar
Kicking off the festival is LAH Bazaar – Singapore’s first ever riverside e-payment driven outdoor market.[caption id="attachment_37945" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Singapore River Festival[/caption]
LAH stands for “Local At Heart” or colloquially, “Long Zong Also Have” to reflect the heartland personality of the Bazaar.
Open throughout the festival period, on Tuesdays to Sundays, the outdoor marketplace boasts over 100 vendors and and activities selling all things uniquely Singaporean.
Feeling hungry? Take your pick from their range of F&B stalls. Choose from local favourites such as Ramly burger – perfect for any time of the day or the famous Taiwanese style blow torched beef cubes from Beef Bro SG.
Go cashless at this event as payment can be made with your EZ-Link cards! EZ-Link cards are available for purchase on-site, and cash top ups can be made via on-site top up stations.
Alternatively, you can top-up your cards via the EZ-Link mobile application and earn 8x Linkpoint when you tap and pay with your EZ-Link.
Venue: Across Clarke Quay
Date: 16 October – 11 November 2018
Time: 3pm – 10.30pm
2. SR Day Out
Held at the open field beside Fort Canning MRT, SR Day Out is a family friendly activity area with carnival games, bouncy castles and movie screenings so there’s something for everyone to look forward to.[caption id="attachment_37944" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Lay out your picnic mats and gear up for some outdoor fun as it’s a great place to spend time with your families, especially with the LAH Bazaar F&B options just right beside.
Be sure to look out for the Instagram-worthy photo booth projections on the building walls which will make any photographers squeal in delight!
SR Day Out
Venue: Open Field Beside Fort Canning MRT (beside Liang Court)
Date: Movie Screening: 26-27 Oct & 2-3 Nov
3. Sky Aquarium
Watch with awe as the Singapore skyline lights up once again!
The last festival weekend marks the return of the much-loved synchronised LED Kite display by Singaporean kite creators – GoFlyKite, which debuted at Singapore River Festival 2017.[caption id="attachment_37943" align="aligncenter" width="4000"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Taking on a marine theme this year, watch as the LED kites drift through the sky elegantly to the music and be sure to whip your cameras out for a super Insta-worthy scene!
Venue: Boat Quay
Date: 2 – 3 November
Time: 7pm – 10pm
4. Riverfront Spectacular
Clarke Quay Central’s iconic promenade becomes the stage for stellar performances by Singaporean talents.
Look out for the jaw-dropping laser acts by Circus in Motion and “modern magic” performed by TK Jiang all against the backdrop of the Singapore River.[caption id="attachment_37942" align="aligncenter" width="1884"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Mascots and Puppets by Streets of Singapore! and The Annoying Brothers will also add on to the colourful acts that are to come.
Venue: Clarke Quay Central
Date: 26-27 Oct & 2-3 Nov
Time: Fri: 6-10pm, Sat: 3-10pm
5. Master Brain at Singapore River Festival
Put your general knowledge to the test at Master Brain at Singapore River Festival. Pit yourself to a trivia game that will test both your memory and wits!
Held in partnership with live streaming platform BeLive, they are bringing the platform’s popular online streaming game – Master Brain, to the banks of Robertson Quay.
To play, you simply need to download the BeLive application on your mobile device and get ready to be tested on topics ranging from general knowledge, pop culture and local history across ten trivia rounds.[caption id="attachment_37940" align="aligncenter" width="2114"] Image Credit: BeLive[/caption]
From 26 – 27 October and 2 – 3 November 2018, each festival day will consist of 2 sessions of Master Brain games (7.00pm & 9.00pm). The Master Brain grand finales will be held on 3
November and participants can stand a chance to win a whopping $10,000 cash prize!
Here’s how you can stand a better chance at winning:
1. Look out for the Bonus Question. 1 out of 10 questions will be released at Robertson Walk earlier in the day so participants will have ample of time to search for the answer.
2. Invite a friend to earn an Extra Revive. This gives you an advantage to continue playing whenever you get a question wrong
3. Keep your eyes peeled for Hint Cards that will be given at site as a form of incentive.[caption id="attachment_37941" align="aligncenter" width="2108"] Image Credit: BeLive[/caption]
4. Alternatively, you can read our previous article on hacks to help you survive all 10 rounds of Master Brain!
The Singapore River Festival is back with more lights and riverside fun!
Head on down to the festival with your friends and family to explore the plethora of activities and events that will be happening this October and November.
Singapore River Festival 2018
When: 16 October – 11 November 2018
Where: Singapore River, across Boat, Clarke and Robertson Quay
The year 2019 will mark 200 years of history for Singapore, and a slew of events have been lined up to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial milestone.
An anchor event to kick-start the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration, i Light Marina Bay festival will return with a special i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition from 28 January to 24 February with sustainable light art installations curated to the theme “Bridges of Time”.
This festival will be the largest since it’s first edition in 2010 – expanding beyond Marina Bay to include the civic district, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning.
Bridges Of Time
Next year’s edition has received the festival largest response ever to the call for artwork proposals – with over 249 submissions from 36 countries including Singapore in just 2 months.
Here’s a sneak peek of the installations you can expect at i Light Singapore next year.
One of the international light art installations to be featured at the upcoming Festival is “City Gazing Singapore” by artists Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns from Dutch design collective VOUW. The artists have specially designed the installation to resemble the map of Singapore.[caption id="attachment_37907" align="aligncenter" width="3508"] Image Credit: i Light Singapore[/caption]
By hanging the installation over an open space at The Lawn@Marina Bay, this artwork will have lights programmed to show how the city has grown over time. Festival goers can stand beneath the artwork and turn their gaze upwards into the sky to view the illuminated outlines of our country.
Here’s a video of VOUW’s installation in Amsterdam:
The festival will welcome back Singaporean industrial designer, Yun, who enthralled us with her iconic light art installtion “MoonFlower” at i Light Marina Bay 2017.
Yun will be showcasing her new work called “The Rainbow Connection” which will feature islands of solar light modules in upcycled PET containers suspended in the air which will “come alive” as they sway in the wind.[caption id="attachment_37906" align="aligncenter" width="2999"] Image Credit: i Light Singapore[/caption]
The use of solar powered lighting and upcycled materials for the artwork will help to remind visitors about the importance of sustainable development. Designed to be co-created with the local community, the installation will see members of the public and not-for-profit organisations join the artist at 12 pre-Festival workshops around Singapore to design 800 used cookie containers.[caption id="attachment_37908" align="aligncenter" width="2120"] Image Credit: i Light Singapore[/caption]
In addition, the festival also launched the inaugural i Light Student Award to provide local and international tertiary students a platform to present their own sustainable light art installations at the Festival.
Five student artworks – out of 48 submissions involving 115 students from nine countries (including Singapore) will be showcased at i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition.
More details on the line-up of the artworks at the Festival will be revealed soon!
Mark your calendars and get your cameras ready for 28 January – 24 February 2019 as i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition will be the biggest one yet.
i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition
When: 28 Jan – 24 Feb 2019
Operating Hours: Sun – Thurs: 7:30pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm – 12mn
(Header Image Source: i Light Singapore)