Singapore Night Festival 2022
There’s something about glitzy light projections and pretty installations that all of us can’t seem to resist. All the better if you throw some cool interactive artworks and the word “free” into the mix. For aspiring photographers and social media aficionados alike, the Singapore Night Festival is now back with more visual candies.
The annual event returns after a 2-year hiatus and, as if previous editions such as SNF 2019 weren’t mega enough, this year’s festival grounds expand beyond the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct, and into Fort Canning Park as well. So, wear some good walking shoes and bring your best cameras for this event, happening from 19th-27th August 2022.
Free admission to most exhibits, with 55 experiences
We all know that year after year, Singapore Night Festival’s lineup has more activities than we can count. This year the numbers you need to know are: 55 experiences including 14 night light installations and 6 projection mapping installations. TL;DR, there are a lot, so plan multiple visits if you want to check out each and every piece.
Image adapted from: Amanda Tan
If you had a great time enjoying the digital murals at Light to Night 2022, you won’t want to miss Glitches of You by Amanda Tan featuring glitch art projected onto the Stamford Clock Tower. Yes, it’s intentionally pixelated and no, your phone screen isn’t broken.
Venue: Stamford Clock Tower, 61 Stamford Road, Singapore 178892
Image credit: Maxin10sity
Also, find the 14th-century-inspired projection mapping artwork, Forbidden Hill by Hungarian studio Maxin10sity taking over the facade of the National Museum of Singapore.
Venue: National Museum Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Image credit: Speak Critic
Inspired by lighthouses, the 5m-tall An Ocean Without The Anchor by Speak Critic will be one of the first installations you spot if you visit the event via City Hall MRT.
Venue: Outside Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Image credit: FARM
While we no longer have rice fields in Singapore, Paddy Fields by FARM pay homage to the banks of Sungei Brass Bassa, now Stamford Canal. The riverbank used to be a farming and clothes washing area for our forefathers back in the 19th Century.
Venue: Along Stamford Walkway
Image credit: Lynette Quek
Before you leave, don’t forget to head up the hill to visit Fort Canning, freshly added to the festival zone. Wander among interactive graffiti activated by sounds in Fort Canning Park Tree Tunnel, and take your time to ruminate over the murals and sculptures dotted around the park.
Under My Tree Roof.
Image credit: Chloë Manasseh
Venue: Around Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Image credit: Vertical Submarine
Especially if regular horror movies no longer scare you, put your bravery to the test at the theatrical experience Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe by local art collective Vertical Submarine. We won’t spoil it for you but you can expect “guest appearances” by characters like the legend, Ms Pontianak, in a large-scale recreation of the Cathay Hotel.
Self-guided races and performances by singer-songwriter Inch Chua and musician Tim De Cotta are other activities in the lineup.
Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe
Price: $33/pax (20% discount for bookings before 2nd August 2022)
Date: 19th-20th & 24th-27th August 2022
Time: 7.30pm & 8.45pm. Additional shows at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays only.
Visit Singapore Night Festival 2022
Our evenings can be filled with the “usual dinner and Netflix lor” or, this upcoming August, you can also brighten up your night with colourful and interactive art installations at the Singapore Night Festival 2022. Chope your friends, save the dates and find an evening to swing by some of the latest additions to Singapore’s art scene.
Date: 19th-27th August 2022
Time: 7.30pm-12am, Daily
Venue: Bras Basah-Bugis Precinct
For more things to do, check out:
- Free movie screenings on Sentosa
- Things to do at the new Northshore Plaza II mall
- Open-air cinema at Fort Canning
- Sentosa’s upcoming Central Beach Bazaar
- Alice in Wonderland tea party in Duxton
Cover image adapted from: Amanda Tan, Speak Critic, Lynette Quek