Singapore River One (SRO), the organization responsible for the development of the Singapore River Precinct has just announced this year’s Singapore River Festival 2015 which will take place from 23 to 25 October 2015. Celebrating the history and heritage of the Singapore River as well as its importance in the Singapore story, the Festival will bring to life a never-before-seen side of the Singapore River.
The event will offer visitors to the three quays at the Singapore River – Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay, a weekend extravaganza like no other – boasting three days of exciting free entertainment, including music and performances, art installations, interactive exhibitions and much more.
Commenting, SRO Executive Director, Michelle Koh, said: “We are incredibly excited about Singapore River Festival 2015, which will bring together some of the most creative talents in Singapore and beyond for a weekend packed with exciting entertainment to highlight the unique destination offerings of Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.”
Celebrating Singapore River Stories
The theme of the event is ‘River Stories’ and in celebration of SG50, organisers are calling for people from across Singapore to share photos of themselves with friends and family beside or on the river, with a short description explaining the story behind the photo. The most interesting and inspirational ‘River Story’ photos will be used as the basis for unique artwork and performances taking place during the event. By submitting a photo, participants will also be in the running to win over SG$3000 worth of dining and entertainment vouchers at establishments along the Singapore River sponsored by Clarke Quay.
Michelle added: “River Stories will provide a unique ‘through the lens’ view of the history and heritage of the Singapore River – where it all began. It’s about the people of Singapore and their stories, mapping out all the memorable moments in the lives of Singaporeans now and in the past. The resulting stories will be celebrated in the artwork and interactive installations taking place throughout the Festival, making it not-to-be-missed!”
The River Stories competition will run for one month from June 22 – July 22, 2015 on the Singapore River Festival Facebook page. All you have to do to enter is scan or snap a photo on your smartphone of a new or old photo of yourself on or beside the Singapore River, with a short sentence naming the people in the photograph and the occasion or memory relating to the picture. To enter, simply ‘like’ the page and post your picture and description on the Singapore River Festival Facebook Page or via #SGRiverStories on Instagram.
1. Boat Quay – Urban Artery: Alley Art Exhibition
Singapore River Festival will play host to ‘Urban Artery’, a 10-day outdoor public exhibition which will see the alleyways of Circular Road being brought to life and transformed by 20 local and international artists based in Singapore.
If the River is the beating heart of Singapore, then the alleyways are its arteries. Conceptualized by Muse Inc. Singapore and curated by Steve Lawler from Kult, Urban Artery is a public exhibition located between Lorong Telok Road, Circular Road and North Canal Road.
2. Clarke Quay – Music MRKT
Clarke Quay will play host to Music MRKT, an integrated pop-up event with a focus on music, creativity, and food & beverage that will shine the spotlight on local talent. As part of Singapore River Festival, the event will unite artists, musicians, coffee breweries, chefs and other local creatives for a spectacular urban pop-up event.
There will be more events announced at a later date, so stay tuned! For more information on Singapore River Festival 2015, please visit singaporeriverfestival.sg.