The countdown has begun, and the city is buzzing with excitement as we gear up for the most enchanting (annual) event of the year – the Singapore Night Festival 2023! Imagine a dazzling fusion of lights, history, and, of course, mouthwatering halal treats that will take you on a journey through time and taste. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where art, culture, and cuisine collide in the heart of the Bras Basah Bugis precinct. So, grab your comfy shoes, your appetite, and your sense of wonder, because we're about to dive headfirst into the magic of "Singapore, the Great Port City"! 🚀
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What to Expect This Year
The theme "Singapore, the Great Port City" will transport you back in time to the era when Singapore's shores were bustling with maritime activity. As you stroll through the Bras Basah Bugis precinct, be prepared to be dazzled by the creative light installations that transform iconic buildings into mesmerizing works of art. Don't miss the remarkable light show that will metamorphose the National Museum of Singapore into a captivating canvas, painting a vivid story of Singapore's maritime history.
The Singapore Chinese Orchestra's performance promises to be a breathtaking journey through time, using music to narrate the captivating history of Singapore as a bustling port city. Engaging workshops and talks will delve into the intricacies of maritime heritage, giving you insights into the rich tapestry of Singapore's past!
The annual light show has an interesting story to tell! Watch how science-fiction aesthetics transports you to the 14th century and share stories of Singapore's history.
If you're looking to be right in the heart of the action, head over to the SMU Campus Green – that's the main festival village, folks! You'll be part of the buzz, the vibe, and the awe-inspiring artistry that is "700 Years."
Waterloo Street Stories
You can catch performances by up and coming local Singers when you explore the precinct! This is the best time to show your support for local talents and dance groups.
Date: 18 & 19 Aug | 25 & 26 Aug
Time: Various timings per day starting from 7pm to 10om
Make sure you properly explore the area from Bras Basah to Bencoolen because you'll find lots of hidden art pieces (make sure you look out for the purple Singapore Night Fest balloon!).
Key Highlights and Nearest MRT Stations
- Light Show at National Museum: Witness the transformation of the National Museum of Singapore into a moving masterpiece. Nearest MRT station: Bras Basah (CC2).
- Singapore Chinese Orchestra Performance: Immerse yourself in the rhythmic tale of Singapore's history through music. Nearest MRT station: Bras Basah (CC2).
- Workshops and Talks: Delve into the maritime heritage of Singapore through engaging workshops and enlightening talks. Nearest MRT station: Bugis (EW12/DT14).
- Food Festival: Indulge in a gastronomic adventure celebrating the culinary treasures of Singapore's port cities. Nearest MRT station: Bras Basah (CC2) or Bugis (EW12/DT14).
If you love chilling with good food and good music, Main Festival Village @ SMU Campus Green with a whole list of performances, snacks and much more!
Halal Food Available
Unfortunately, there aren't many halal-certified food options at the Festival Village.
You can enjoy Muslim-friendly sweets like soft serve, crepes and much more! Be sure to look out for Softnade (known for their halal meatball at Bazaars), one of the only halal-certified vendors at the event! We recommend ordering their Festival special - Xin Jiang Meat Skewers ($8) - you can choose between Lamb or Chicken skewers or both.
Halal status: Halal-certified
The Singapore Night Festival 2023 is your golden ticket to a magical journey through time and lights, all within the heart of the city. So, gather your loved ones and embark on an adventure that promises to captivate your senses, celebrate Singapore's history, and delight your taste buds with a myriad of halal culinary delights. See you there!
Singapore Night Festival 2023
Date: 18 to 26 August 2023 | 7:30pm - 12am
Location: Bras Basah to Bugis