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This year’s street light-up festival impresses with elaborate stagings that viewers can take part in
Photos: Pamela Chow, Courtesy of National Heritage Board
The lawn opposite The Cathay in Dhoby Ghaut is no more. In its place now stands an intriguing portal to another world – a universe of mirrors, gears and cogs, curious culinary inventions and futuristic knick-knacks.
In fact, the entire Bras Basah-Bugis precinct has been transformed into a steampunk heaven. This is the theme that you can look forward to at this year’s Singapore Night Festival, which impressed us with its consistency, high quality performances and yummy evening treats.
Here are six things you should check out when you go to the festival, to be held on 19-20 Aug and 26-27 Aug from 7.30pm.
1. KeyFrames by Groupe Laps (France)
Where: National Museum of Singapore
When: 19-20 & 26-27 Aug, 7.30pm-2am; 21-25 Aug, 7.30pm-11pm
Have you ever felt suspense while watching stick figures playing Brick Breaker? This installation on the facade of the National Museum will leave you in awe.
These ‘totem poles’ of stick men may not look like much now, but when the show starts, their fast antics as they leap and bounce along the walls will captivate you.
Tip: To avoid squeezing with the festival crowds for this show, you can also catch the performance on weeknights.
The Singapore Night Festival will run from 19-20 Aug and 26-27 Aug. More information here.