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Singapore Night Festival 2018: Top Things To See And Must-Try Halal Food


Faruq Senin •  Aug 16, 2018


Looking for somewhere to hang out in Singapore this weekend? Well you're in luck because the Singapore Night Festival is back! It'll be happening from 17-19 Aug and 23-25 Aug. Credit: Giphy Yes, this event that we Singaporeans love so much is coming back for its 11th edition. I mean, with cool and unique installations (read: hipster), it's hard not to fall in love with this festival. To help you get through the event, we've prepared this handy guide just for you. The best part is, there'll be exciting halal food options too so read on to find out ?
Top Things To See
With 14 night light installations spread across the Bras Basah-Bugis district, you might be wondering which exhibits are worth your time. So, here are our top picks! 1. Ember Rain by Starlight Alchemy See these mesmerising ember sparks right here? They are not created through the cutting of metals but through the movement of pedals instead ?
This interactive fire sculpture actually lets visitors pedal on a bicycle and the movement creates a downpour of sparks through the 5-metre installation? Interesting, isn't it? Location: Cathay Green 2. A Thousand Skies by Suzann Victor This next installation might just be the backdrop for your next Instagram photo. Located just outside Raffles City shopping mall, you can definitely spot it from afar. Did you know that it was created using 1,600 magnifying lenses?!
The artist had intended for visitors to become part of the installation and once you step in, you'll be able to look through the lenses and see the environment around you in a different way. Location: Raffles City 3. Aquatic Dream by Auditore & Lekker Architects Aquatic Dream gives you a chance to catch a glimpse of life under the sea. With a creative mishmash of made-up jellyfish, fish and other underwater creatures, the highlight of this installation is to remind us of the importance of protecting water and the environment.
This installation is decorated so beautifully and stepping into it feels almost dreamlike ? Location: National Museum of Singapore Lawn Find more installations and performances here.
Must-try halal eats
While you're at the night fest and feeling peckish, head over to the festival village for live performances and some yummy eats. But do note that the festival village will only be happening next weekend (23-25 Aug), so you'd need to wait one more week for that! But to keep you enticed, here are a list of halal stalls that'll be setting up shop during the event. P.S. Need a place to fill your tummy while admiring the gorgeous installations this weekend? Check out our latest guide of halal cafes in Bugis! 1. Sofnade Anyone who's been to the Geylang Bazaar earlier this year would be familiar with Sofnade. Serving you their classic meatballs in a bucket, this delicious treat is too iconic to miss! Prepare to be blown away by their mix of meatballs, twister fries and mashed potatoes.
Halal status: Halal-certified 2. Encik Rizal & Co. With a punchy tagline, "Eat Massive & Messy", this stall serves hotdog rolls with a variety of flavours ranging from classic chilli beef, butter chicken and even mac and cheese ? Biting into this heavenly treat will definitely be a messy experience.
Credit: @minahmilktea on Instagram The best part is, it's served with a side of nachos! Halal status: Muslim-owned So, what do you say? Make a date with your friends this weekend (and the next!) and head over to the Bras Basah-Bugis district for the most wonderful night out ? Singapore Night FestivalDate: 17-19 Aug, 23-25 Aug Time: 7.30pm - 12am Location: Around Bras Basah-Bugis area, Festival Village at SMU Campus Green Website | Facebook | Instagram