9 Epic Reasons Why Singapore Night Festival Is THE Most Happening Event In 2017


Santriani Bohari •  Aug 06, 2017

Does the idea of staying out till the wee hours of the morning entice you like no other? Have the glow of night lights always held a strange yet fascinating pull for you?

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If that sounds like you, you're in for a treat: The Singapore Night Festival is back again for its 10th year anniversary from 18 to 26 August 2017!

Where: Bras Basah, Bugis

When: 18 - 26 August 2017, Performance Nights on 24 - 26 Aug, 7:30 pm - 12 midnight

As Asia's most anticipated outdoor nocturnal celebration, you can expect a dizzying array of exhilarating local and international acts and night lights that are bound to amaze you from start to finish.

To make things easier, here's 9 of the most intriguing and beautiful things you can look forward to! ?

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1. Relive the wonders of your childhood with GLOBE

A visual and auditory treat, GLOBE depicts a child's perspective of reality and the universal sense of joy and freedom that colours each of our childhoods.

Enter an enthralling fantasy world as you witness the jaw-dropping circus techniques, pyrotechnics, video projection and surround sound, presented in and around a huge sphere!

With all of those impressive details, GLOBE is sure to rekindle the sense of child-like amazement within you ?

GLOBE | Close-Act Theatre, The Netherlands

Where: Cathay Green (field opposite The Cathay)

When: 24 - 26 August 2017, 8 pm - 8:30 pm, 10:30pm - 11pm

2. Spot The Bulb Heads wandering around the grounds

Look out for these elusive bulb-headed figures roaming around the Night Festival grounds! In a world that has all but moved on from filament bulbs, the Bulb Heads wander aimlessly through public spaces, struggling against being forgotten.

Regardless of how young (or young at heart ?) you are, these travelling bulb heads will surely light up your life (pun intended!) ?

The Bulb Heads | Sans Compagnie Fixe, France

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, SMU, National Museum of Singapore - Main Ground

When: 24 - 26 August 2017, 7:30 pm - 8 pm, 9 pm - 9:30 pm, 10:30 pm - 11 pm

3. Be enchanted by the award-winning Reprizzo Circus

If you've always wanted to go to the circus but never could, here's your chance! Reprizzo, the award-winning circus performer, is here to enchant and amuse you all night long ?

With his quirky choreography, expert juggling, and masterful command of the Rolla Bola, Reprizzo will sweep you off your feet and guide you through an awakening dream of infinite possibilities.

We don't know about you, but this is one circus act we don't want to miss! ?

Reprizzo Circus | Vlad Bond, Australia

Where: The Pit, SMU Campus Green

When: 26 August 2017, 7:30 pm - 8 pm, 8:45 pm - 9:15 pm, 10 pm - 10:30 pm

4. Be dazzled with twinkling lights at Phosphene

Located at National Design Centre, Phosphene is an artwork that celebrates the memories and different experiences of Singapore Night Festival and those that have been involved in it! Think winding tunnels with unexpected turns!

Where: National Design Centre, Design Galler

When: 18 - 26 Aug 2017, 7.30pm - 12am

5. Move to the beat with the Armenian Street Carnaval Bloc

You'll feel the vibrations right down to your bones with this next performance!

Bringing to you the addictive high-octane vibrancy of Brazilian percussion, Bloco Singapura marries the magic of Carnaval and the spirit of Bahia in this mind-blowing, show-stopping performance.

The beat of the their drums and their energetic rhythms will definitely stay with you all night long! ?

Armenian Street Carnaval Bloc | Bloco Singapura, Singapore

Where: Main Stage @ Armenian Street & School of the Arts (SOTA)

When: 25 - 26 August 2017, 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm (Main Stage), 9 pm - 9:20 pm (SOTA)

6. Watch a mesmerizing Indian-Spanish dance performance (Journey of Time)

What better way is there to celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity than through art? ?

Uniting the Indian and Spanish cultural dance forms of Kathak and Flamenco respectively, Journey of Time seamlessly fuses two cultures that may otherwise seem to be worlds apart.

Enjoy the breathtaking dance performances of this extravagant act accompanied by soothing live music, and be engulfed in the astounding richness of Indian and Spanish traditions!

Journey of Time | Flamenco Sin Fronteras, Nawaz & Friends, Singapore

Where: The Pit, SMU Campus Green

When: 24 & 25 August 2017 (8 pm - 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm - 11 pm), 26 August 2017 (10 pm - 10:30 pm)

What's a night festival without some finger-licking, mouthwatering (AND halal!) festival food? You can't call yourself a true festival-goer without trying these food and beverage stalls at the Singapore Night Festival this year!

Note: all of the eateries mentioned below are Muslim-owned ?

7. Savour Breaking Bad-themed dishes by The Lab SG

No stranger to the halal cafe scene in Singapore, The Lab has become one of the most popular cafes in Singapore with its delicious Breaking Bad-themed menu!

Credit: @raneliealojado on Instagram

From cooling coffee served in syringes and test tubes to juicy burgers stabbed (yes, stabbed) with knives and blood-red chili sauce served in scientific beakers, we just can't get enough!

Credit: VisitSingapore on Facebook

The Lab SG

Where: Festival Village, SMU Campus Green

When: 24 - 26 August 2017, 6pm - 12 am

8. Cool down with a Galaxy Nutella Milkshake by Sofnade

You may have caught them at the Ramadan Bazaar earlier this year, but if you can't get enough (like us ?), be sure to catch Sofnade at the Singapore Night Festival 2017!

After all, who can resist a good Galaxy Nutella Milkshake like this?

If galaxy drinks aren't really your thing, though, you HAVE to try their Chendol ice-cream! Trust us, you'll love it so much you'll want to come back for second (and third!) helpings ?


Where: Festival Village, SMU Campus Green

When: 24 - 26 August 2017, 6pm - 12 am

9. Satisfy your halal bao cravings with Steamhaus

Serving piping hot, fluffy baos with a twist, Steamhaus' sumptuous savoury treats will have you smacking your lips and rubbing your tummy with glee ?

Credit: @steamhaussg on Instagram

From homemade serunding daging stuffing to smoked paprika soy glaze to this tantalizing salted egg yolk soft shell crab bao, you'll be spoilt for choice! ?

Credit: Steamhaus SG on Facebook

Steamhaus SG

Where: Festival Village, SMU Campus Green

When: 24 - 26 August 2017, 6pm - 12 am

With so much to offer, the Singapore Night Festival 2017 is definitely one festival you won't forget. Whether you prefer artistic shows, cultural performances or simply just eating your heart out, head on down and have the time of your life! ?

Pictures courtesy of Singapore Night Festival, unless otherwise stated.