Besides celebrating the nation's birthday (or independence) in August, Singapore will present its annual arts and culture-oriented Night Festival at the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct in the same month. Known simply as Singapore Night Festival, the weekend-focused after-hours event hosts a slew of activities that are suitable for all ages.
Distract yourself from the midsummer heat with a series of cool programmes. The interactive light installations Night Lights serves as a signature highlight for the festival, producing installations that will dot the arts & heritage district, or turns the facades of buildings in the vicinity into ephemeral works of wonder.
Activate your night owl mode and explore the heritage district till the wee hours by engaging in activities brought together by partners and stakeholders such as the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, National Design Centre and more. Attendees will also get to immerse themselves in the various street performances by local and international artists.
Information is scarce currently. But some snooping on Facebook yields a couple of confirmed events like the third edition of Centre 42's Late-Night Texting (24-25 August) and Singapore Night Festival Art Market 2018 (25 August). The former features performances from four theatre collectives while the latter shines the light on local makers and creatives with approximately 100 art, retail, food and beverage booths and live music performances.
Keep your eyes glued to esquiresg.com for more Singapore Night Festival 2018 details such as the complete line-up and venues.
All photos: National Heritage Board, Singapore Night Festival 2017