Singapore Night Festival 2023 (SNF), presented by Samsung, kicked off illuminating the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct with over 50 experiences including projection mappings, Night Lights installations, performances, tours and more. Guided by the theme Singapore, the Great Port City, SNF 2023 sheds light on Singapore’s evolution from a vital port city to today’s dynamic modern metropolis.
This year’s highlight act, Time is a Black Circle by Dawn Ng, transports you to the roaring sixties and seventies to experience the discothèques located in the BBB precinct. You can roller skate in a cylindrical “disco time portal” and relive a bygone era in their parents’ and grandparents’ dancing shoes, or choose the non-skating option where they may enjoy an immersive multisensorial experience that recalls the psychedelic colours and nostalgic tunes of the discothèque era. Tickets are available via Klook.
Presented by Samsung, the festival’s Presenting Sponsor, projection mapping 700 Years by playwright Zizi Majid, illustrator Muhammad Izdi and digital artist Jérémie Bellot (AV Extended) captivates you and your loved ones with a six-minute theatrical experience that takes them on a journey through 700 years of Singapore’s port city history.
You can snap a picture at four Night Lights installations – A Stone’s Throw (Away) by WY-TO Group, co-presented by the National Library Board; Rimbun by Shakir (a.k.a Grasshopper); Preserving Paradise by Teo Huey Ling and “Flowing Water Road” Shrine by Mindflyer, co-presented by Raffles City Singapore – using Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Flip5. Those who post the photo on Instagram and tag @samsungsg and @sgnightfest, accompanied by the relevant hashtags, stand a chance to win amazing prizes. They may also take home their memories of the festival by collecting printed photographs at the Galaxy Studio Photobooth located at the Main Festival Village @ SMU Campus Green.
The festival grounds at Fort Canning come alive with SNF’s first dedicated family zone concentrated around Fort Canning Rise, in conjunction with the opening of Children’s Museum of Singapore late last year, and artworks inspired by Singapore’s rich flora and fauna.
The Main Festival Village @ SMU Campus Green is abuzz with live performances and food stalls in collaboration with Singapore Management University Arts Festival, The Social Post. The festival village features over 10 food and beverage stalls, as well as SNF-exclusive tipples to enjoy. You get to indulge in classic treats such as Sofnade’s Potato Tornado, as well as heritage-inspired dishes like One-B’s Creamy Udon Laksa, Praffles’ Chilli Crab Praffle and The Swag Social’s Ribeye Beef Cubes with Satay Sauce. You are also invited to visit Samsung’s Galaxy Studio pop-up to check out its Galaxy devices, such as the new Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. They may also enjoy special Samsung deals and SNF exclusives, including unique CASETiFY covers designed by participating artists, Ashley YK Yeo, Chris Chai (Cosmicchai) and Sadiq Mansor (249.png), and other local brand collaborations.
Over at the Festival Village @ Armenian Street organised by the Peranakan Museum, you can delight in local delicacies like kueh by The Flour Department x Pastories and the Peranakan-themed festivities.
The vibrant Festival Village @ CHIJMES entertains everyone with eclectic beats, and delectable food and drinks as they enjoy the projection mapping works presented by Ashley YK Yeo, Chris Chai (Cosmicchai), and Sadiq Mansor (249.png), on the façade of the heritage building. Cashless payment is preferred at all three Festival Villages.
7 SNF 2023 runs from 18 to 26 August 2023, with over 50 experiences that illuminate the vibrant BBB precinct and connects its history with contemporary experiences for all to enjoy. For more information on the festival, Night Walk web app or to book tickets, please visit http://go.gov.sg/sgnightfest.