Singapore Night Festival 2022 is back! WIth a fitting theme for Singapore Night Festival (SGNightFest) 2022, “Rebirth”, SGNightFest 2022 makes a rebirth and return in its 13th edition after a two years hiatus due to the global pandemic situation. An iconic and favourite, arts, cultural and heritage festival in Singapore that grew and transformed over the 12 years, making it Singapore’s very own uniquely contemporary and vibrant arts, cultural and heritage festival.

Having followed, supported, photographed and documented SGNightFest since her birth in 2008, it felt really good to see the rebirth of SGNightFest in 2022, making a comeback from the global pandemic situation that disrupted and turned our daily living, social and communal life, upside down.

There is an extensive and diverse line-up of programmes, activities, performances for visitors to SGNightFest 2022 that they can enjoy and have fun, with their family and friends. From Projection Mapping to Night Lights (two of my favourites at SGNightFest), to performances, experiential programmes and many other interesting events, there is something for you to participate, visit and involve with at SGNightFest. Of course, how can we forget F&B to relax, unwind and refuel after a night out at SGNightFest? 

There is a 2 years gap in between our 12th and 13th edition. Therefore before you make a return to SGNightFest 2022, let me share with you some handy tips on visiting SGNightFest 2022, a good refresher for all of us, eagerly wanting to return back to our fun and exciting festivals again. 

Handy (Refresher) Tips on Visiting SGNightFest 2022

  1. Research and plan in advance on how you want to walk and explore the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, which artworks/performances to visit first.
  2. It’s alright to split your SGNightFest visits over a few nights.
  3. Get a physical printed copy of the SGNightFest map or you can also view it from your smartphone/tablet from the SGNightFest website.
  4. Night Lights / Project Mapping – you can visit on weekday nights too, don’t need to rush catching it on the weekends!
  5. Performances – They are held on the weekends, you might need not be able to attend and watch all of the performances, that’s where you have to decide and choose.
  6. Wear comfortable attire and shoes – You are going to walk a lot in our typical Singapore humid weather.
  7. Stay hydrated – Bring your water bottle, drink up regularly and stay hydrated while walking around.
  8. Stay safe – We are not totally out of the woods yet in our battle against this ongoing global pandemic. Stay safe, be mindful and be careful! 
  9. End your SGNightFest with food and drinks at After Dark @ Dhoby Ghaut Green and GR.iD 
  10. Last but not least, enjoy and have fun at SGNightFest 2022! Share and hashtag #SGNightFest and #SNG2022 on your social media channels!

Projection Mapping

Projection mapping artworks on facades of various buildings have always been a strong attraction and eye opener for visitors to SGNightFest. I would share with you selected photos of those artworks projection mapping, inviting you to visit in person, getting a feel of the projections, learning and understanding more about the stories and inspirations behind the artists artworks projection mapping.

Stories from Forbidden Hill by Maxin10sity @ National Museum of Singapore

Glitches of You by Amanda Tan | The Melting Pot by Adeline Tan and Benedict Teo | Madeleine by Lueur

Stamford Clock Tower


Midnight Show at the Capitol by MOJOKO @ National Archives Singapore

Night Lights

Night Lights intrigues, welcomes and attracts me in its own unique artistic and colourful ways, how we can interact and be a part of those Night Lights artworks. I would also share with you selected photos of those Night Lights artworks, inviting you to visit in person, getting a feel of the projections, learning and understanding more about the stories and inspirations behind the artists Night Lights artworks.

The Night Lights are placed at different sectors of Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, take your time to walk and explore!

National Museum of Singapore

#SGNIGHTGEST by Pan-United @ National Museum of Singapore

We Can No Longer Be Strangers After This by Perception3 @ National Museum of Singapore

Steps (2022) by Victoria Hertel @ National Museum of Singapore

Fecundus by Twardzik Ching Chor Leng @ SMU Green

Fort Canning Hill

tobyato bird pitstop by tobyato @ Canning Rise

Tunnel Graffiti by Lynette Quek @ Fort Canning Tree Tunnel

Under My Tree Rood by Chloe Manasseh @ Fort Canning Tree Tunnel

Stamford Road / Raffles City 

Paddy Fields by FARM @ Stamford Walkway

An Ocean Without The Anchor by Speak Cryptic @ Raffles City Shopping Centre

PALIMPSEST by William Chan and Brandon Tay @ Armenian Street

laten (BBB edition) by Chok Yi Xuan @ Armenian Church 

Bras Basah / Queen Street / Waterloo Street

Celebration of Life+Style by Justin Lee @ Stamford Arts Centre

Terrarium by Aux Media Group, Binary Style, PAPERSYNTHESIS and SERIAL CO_ @ National Design Centre

NOCTURNE: Conversations with Waterloo by Nhawfal Juma’at @ Waterloo Complex

City of Books by Fish Jaafar @ Bras Basah Complex

Performances

A good and diverse mix of performances are scheduled for the two weekends of SGNightFest.  Here are some of the performances that are taking place, do check out SGNightFest website for the full list of performances, locations and timings!

Discoloo Centre by P7:1SMA

Armenian Street Party by various artists 

“A Date with Tradition” 

During the media preview of SGNightFest, we were at Stamford Arts Centre to check out some exciting programmes. There is a festival, “A Date with Tradition”, held in conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival, organised by Arts House Limited.

Here is a glimpse of some of the exciting programmes that are going to be held at Stamford Arts Centre! 

The Art of Sulam

Open Studio: Head, Hand & Heart – The Everyday Art of Traditional Crafts

Singapore Rhapsodies

Many many more exciting activities at SGNightFest 2022!

Relax and Unwind with SGNightFest F&B

After an exciting and fun night of walking, exploring and engaging with the various artworks and performances, it’s time to relax and unwind over food and drinks with family and friends. You can check out SGNightFest F&B – After Dark @ Dhoby Ghaut Green & GR.iD.

 

Many many more!

There are many many more activities, events and performances that I would not be able to cover in just one article and over the first weekend. Do visit the SGNightFest website to check out more information and details on which ones that you would like to visit and check out!

Information and Updates on SGNightFest 2022

Dates: 19th to 27th August 2022

Hours: 7:30pm to 12:00am

Venue: Bras Basah.Bugis

For more information and updates on SGNightFest 2022, you can check out and follow them on their social media platforms 

Wishing all visitors returning to the rebirth of Singapore Night Festival 2022 a happy and fun time! Take more photos and videos, share around and enjoy yourselves, immersing into Singapore’s very own uniquely contemporary and vibrant arts, cultural and heritage #SGNightFest.

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