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Singapore Night Festival 2022 Returns After A 2-year Hiatus

Singapore Night Festival (SNF), is making a comeback from 19 to 27 August 2022, following a two-year hiatus from the pandemic.

The theme for their 13th edition is Rebirth. Rebirth will bring the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct to life again with local artists and the community reimagining the precinct in a whole new light.

“As Singapore progressively emerges from the pandemic, we found it fitting for this year’s festival to be themed Rebirth to symbolise Singapore’s recovery, and also to mark the new path we are charting with a refreshed and re-energised Singapore Night Festival. ”Festival Director David Chew, who is helming SNF for the first time, said, “Since its inception in 2008, SNF has grown to become an iconic night-time arts and culture festival; one which celebrates the history, heritage and diverse communities of the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct through its dynamic offerings, and serves as a platform for local talent to showcase their works and grow their capabilities. As SNF makes its much-anticipated return, we invite all Singaporeans to immerse in the magic of the night, reimagine familiar, everyday spaces, and celebrate the multifaceted precinct together.”

You can expect over 55 vibrant and eclectic experiences that will illuminate the lesser-known stories in the heart of Singapore’s multi-dimensional arts and heritage precinct. Look forward to a plethora of activities, including six projection mapping installations, 14 Night Lights installations, and many other performances, experiential programmes, and food and retail experiences all across BBB.

If you love theatre performance, catch Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe by local art collective Vertical Submarine. Revel in the thrill of solving a mystery set in the grandeur of a large-scale recreation of the Cathay Hotel.

Situated at the Cathay Green opposite the Cathay Building, the highlight act opens with the story of a mysterious curse from more than 60 years ago that led to the separation of two lovers. In this gripping anti-fairytale adventure, iconic Cathay characters such as Mat Bond, Pontianak and Mambo Girl are brought back to life in a surreal version of old Singapore.

The festival ground for 2022 has expanded to include a larger area of Fort Canning Park, inviting festival-goers to step into new dimensions and see familiar spaces with fresh eyes.

Look out for interactive graffiti by local audio-visual maker Lynette Quek, who will line the walls of tunnels, to be activated by sounds made by visitors in the spaces. The iconic spiral stairway at the edge of the park will showcase a stunning display of Chloë Manasseh’s mural featuring local colourful botanical forms such as wild spice flowers, heritage trees and native birds.

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