Singapore’s premier night-time arts and culture festival, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF), makes a comeback from August 19 to 27, 2022 following a two-year hiatus. Themed Rebirth for its 13th edition, the festival will bring the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct to life again with local artists and the community reimagining the precinct in a whole new light.
This year’s festival will present over 55 vibrant and eclectic experiences that will illuminate the lesser-known stories in the heart of Singapore’s multi-dimensional arts and heritage precinct. Festival-goers can look forward to a plethora of activities, including six projection mapping installations, 14 Night Lights installations, and many other performances, experiential programs, and food and retail experiences all across BBB.
Headlined by immersive theatre performance Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe by local art collective Vertical Submarine, SNF invites festival-goers to revel in the thrill of solving a mystery set in the grandeur of a large-scale recreation of the Cathay Hotel.
The iconic National Museum of Singapore will light up with an entrancing projection showcase by Hungarian projection mapping studio Maxin10sity, visually narrating Singapore’s mythical origins and history dating back to the 14th century with motifs of ancient wall murals, nature, and national treasures.
This year’s festival grounds have been expanded to include a larger area of Fort Canning Park, inviting festival-goers to step into new dimensions and see familiar spaces with fresh eyes. The iconic spiral stairway at the edge of the park will showcase a stunning display of Chloë Manasseh’s mural featuring local colorful botanical forms such as wild spice flowers, heritage trees, and native birds.
For those who are up for a challenge, join the Heat Of The Night, a self-guided race where participants seek out clues and uncover stories behind the BBB precinct through a variety of activities. The fastest racers stand a chance to win attractive prizes!
Early bird ticket sales run from July 21 to August 2, 2022, for Cathay Hotel: The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe and Heat Of The Night. The full program line-up for Singapore Night Festival 2022 will be announced at the beginning of August 2022. For more information or to book early bird tickets, please visit go.gov.sg/sgnightfest.
Main Image Credit: Stories from Forbidden Hill by Maxin10sity