Checking out the Night Lights of Singapore Night Festival 2019.
It’s approaching the end of August. With that, it 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 enjoyed what I saw back then, though, and ever since, this has been an annual “pilgrimage” for me. Coming back to this year’s festival, like everything else in 2019, the displays are promoted as having a Singaporean identity, it being Bicentennial year and all that. This is noticeable, I would say, although it’s not exactly an in-your-face sort of situation. (To my relief) The grounds are also easier to cover. I finished major spots significantly earlier than previous years.
Starting Off at 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 there for the Night Lights, there are less distractions, so to speak.
Having also learned my lesson from the previous two years, I started my walk this round at the National Design Centre. In both 2017 and 2018, I had to skip the major display located here because of queues.
Zone 3: SMU Campus Green
Several Night Lights here, together with other festive events. All were clustered together at the Campus Green, though, making them very convenient to enjoy.
Ran into issue with queues here, btw. I had to skip Project:Dome, a major Singapore Night Festival 2019 attraction because the line was really, REALLY long. Let’s see whether I can return here on a weekday to check out what’s “Under the Dome.”
Singapore Night Festival 2019 Zone 1: National Museum of Singapore
The star attraction of the evening, for me. I was really looking forward to the façade projection show here and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Be it the quirkiness, the choice of soundtrack, or the gorgeous visuals, this year’s NMS façade project was an absolute joy.
Other Night Lights and Attractions at NMS
Zone 2: Armenian Street Park and CHIJMES
Singapore Night Festival 2019 is ongoing till Aug 31, 2019.
Festive map here!
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.