Singapore Night Festival 2023 (18 to 26 August)

An iconic fun night festival is back in town, Singapore Night Festival (SNF) 2023, presented by Samsung, is taking place at Bras Basah Bugis (BBB) precinct from 18th to 26th August 2023. This is the 14th edition of SNF (I have been attending/covering/photographing SNF since its first edition in 2008). The theme for SNF 2023 is “Singapore, the Great Port City”, bringing to light on Singapore’s evolution and transformation from a vital city port to a cosmopolitan and dynamic modern metropolis.  

Festival Director David Chew said, “We look forward to transforming the BBB precinct into a celebration of Singapore’s history as an international port city, through vivid experiences, memorable performances and immersive activities rooted in the rich stories of trade and exchange at BBB, but also celebrating the home it is to the communities and their respective historical sites of worship in the precinct today. Many may not be aware that BBB has been featured quite prominently through Singapore’s 700 years as a port city, and we hope to pay homage to the vital role it played through SNF’s programmes, while encouraging everyone to explore the iconic cultural institutions and museums across the precinct. In the spirit of exchange, this is the first time that we will be having a presenting sponsor and we are excited to have Samsung onboard, alongside our many festival partners and stakeholders, who will be further enlivening the festival with their invaluable contributions.”

Highlight Act: Time is a Black Circle by Dawn Ng

SNF 2023 highlight act is “Time is a Black Circle” by local artist Dawn Ng. If you are from the older generation, roller skating would be part of your growing up life and leisure activities! Relive the nostalgic good old live disco scene of the BBB precinct, groove, jive and skate back to the good old days! 

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Presenting Sponsor: Samsung

Samsung is the Presenting Sponsor for SNF 2023, they will be activating experiences to showcase stories on the evolution of culture and innovation, with a light projection mapping on the facade of the National Museum of Singapore at the centre of this SNF 2023 x Samsung partnership. 

Ronnie Ng, Head of Mobile Experience, Samsung Electronics Singapore, said, “As Presenting Sponsor for this year’s SNF, we are delighted to deliver an iconic experience for visitors and Galaxy fans. Just like how Singapore has evolved to become a global port city where communities meet, collaborate and innovate, Samsung is a global brand that has continuously innovated to deliver new technologies that bring people together. Our foldables are one example of how we’ve flipped the narrative on mobile technologies, enabling consumers to use their smartphones flexibly which complements their lifestyle. With that in mind, we are excited to showcase the limitless possibilities of our devices that will enable users to create moments of connections that journals the rich stories told during the festival, and even beyond.”

Do not miss out on the SNF 2023 x Samsung partnership, the key highlights are as follows:  

SNF 2023 x Samsung Key Highlights

Samsung fans, as well as those exploring the world of Samsung, head down to the Main Festival Village @ SMU Campus Green. Visit Galaxy Studio @ SMU Green for a flipping great time with its Galaxy Studio pop-up to SMU Green. Enter into the Galaxy Studio @ SMU Green, check out Samsung latest Galaxy Z Flip5 and its amazing FlexCam! Remember to take a selfie with the Galaxy Z Flip5!

Do also check out the new Galaxy Z Fold5, Galaxy Tab S9 Series and Galaxy Watch6 Series! If you are looking for SNF 2023 exclusives, you can discover them at Galaxy Studio @ SMU Green! Check out the unique CASETiFY covers designed by participating artists and other local brand collars inside there!

First, let me take a selfie! 

For those who love taking selfies, you have to do this! Take a pic with the Galaxy Z Flip5 made available at the 4 locations and stand a chance to win amazing prizes!

  1. A Stone’s Throw (Away) at National Museum of Singapore, Banyan Tree
  2. Rimbun at Farquhar Garden, Canning Rise
  3. Preserving Paradise at Armenian Street, beside the Bible House 
  4. “Flowing Water Road” Shrine at Raffles City

Post the photo on Instagram, tag @samsungsg and @sgnightfest with #JoinTheFlipSide, #withGalaxy and #SGNightFest!

For more information, visit 

Light Projection Mappings at SNF 2023

One of the favourites at SNF 2023, light project mappings on the facades of our buildings have always been an iconic feature. For the light projection mappings at SNF 2023, head down to the National Museum of Singapore and CHIJMES!

National Museum of Singapore

700 Years – Presented by Samsung 


Birth in Bloom 

Evolution of Bras Basah Entertainment Scene

Port(al) City

Night Lights at SNF 2023

The collection of Night Lights artworks at SNF is another key highlight of SNF. Remember to take the SNF 2023 event brochure/map when you are walking around the Bras Basah Bugis precinct exploring Night Lights at SNF 2023. I would leave it to you, come on down, explore, learn about the artist and their artworks, and interact with the Night Lights artworks where possible!



A Stone’s Throw (Away)

“Flowing Water Road” Shrine

Preserving Paradise 


SeaScape Symphony 


X O X (two kisses and a hug)

A Global Bugis Phinisi


The Island at the End

Roving Performances

There would be roving performances too! Keep a lookout for “We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather until we cannot” by Sweet Tooth!


  • 18th & 19th August
  • 25th & 26th August


  • 7:30pm to 7:50pm
  • 8:30pm to 8:50pm
  • 9:30pm to 9:50pm

SNF 2023 Information

Singapore Night Festival (SNF) 2023 is taking place at Bras Basah Bugis Precinct from 18th to 26th August 2023. Entry to the festival is free, some programmes are ticketed. 

For more information and updates on SNF 2023, web app, or to book tickets please visit

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More photographs from my Singapore Night Festival 2023 can be viewed inside this album on Flickr!

* A TGH Photography x Canon EOS R6 Mark II Explorer Series Production *

1 Comment

  1. I loved the photos and the descriptions of the light installations. You made me feel like I was there with you. I’m amazed by the diversity and innovation of the festival, and by your photography skills.

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