Checking out the Night Lights of Singapore Night Festival 2019.
It’s approaching the end of August. With that, it’s time to visit this year’s Singapore Night Festival!
This is my third time going. As I mentioned two years ago, I’ve been skipping for years and only went in 2017 for the sake of some posts. (Hmm).
I deeply enjoyed what I saw back then too, and ever since, this has been an annual “pilgrimage” for me. Coming back to this year’s festival, and as like everything else in 2019, most displays are conceptualised around the Singaporean identity, it being the Bicentennial year and all that.
The concepts are never in-your-face, though, at least nowhere near the sort we see for National Day. In addition, the festival grounds are easier to “cover” as well, which was a great relief for me. One rare thing that I didn’t like about previous festivals was how much backtracking I had to do while encumbered by my camera gear.
Starting at Singapore Night Festival 2019 Zone 4: Waterloo Street and Queen Street
Before I begin, allow me to highlight Singapore Night Festival 2019 is less overwhelming compared to the previous two years.
With the Singapore Art Museum, the Peranakan Museum, and even the Philatelic Museum closed for renovations, there are lesser exhibitions and shows to attend. This might disappoint some visitors but if you’re just visiting for the Night Lights, there are less distractions, so to speak.
Having learned my lesson from the previous two years, I also started my walk this time round at the National Design Centre. In both 2017 and 2018, I had to skip the major display here because of long queues at 8 pm. This time, by arriving before opening time, I finally managed to photograph the NDC’s showpieces.
Zone 3: SMU Campus Green
Several Night Lights here, together with other festive events. All were clustered at the SMU Campus Green, making them very convenient to enjoy.
Zone 1: National Museum of Singapore
The façade light projection show here was what I was looking forward to most. And it didn’t disappoint! Be it the quirkiness, the choice of soundtrack, or the gorgeous visuals, this year’s NMS light projection extravaganza was an absolute joy.
Night Lights and Attractions at NMS
Zone 2: Armenian Street Park and CHIJMES
Other Night Lights and programmes that I managed to visit and photograph.