Published On: July 26, 2023- Last Updated: February 4, 2024- 4 min read-

Singapore Night Festival 2023: The Best of Singapore’s Arts and Culture Under the Stars!


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After an eagerly awaited two-year absence, the Singapore Night Festival returns to illuminate the city’s streets once again!

Get ready to embark on an enthralling journey as “The Lost Cities Series: Kampong Port of the Pre-Colonial Era” takes center stage.

This annual extravaganza of arts, culture, and heritage promises to be more spectacular than ever before, captivating both locals and tourists alike.

Set to take place along the enchanting streets of Bras Basah and Bugis precinct at the heart of Singapore’s Museum District and Art Scene, from 18th to 26th August, this captivating event is not to be missed.

Best of all, admission is free, and the festival takes place from 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 10 pm on weekends.

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Prepare to be transported into the captivating Lost Cities exhibition, a fascinating journey into the Kampong Cities of 14th-century Southeast Asia. Envision a vibrant metropolis where trees hold greater value than land, and a society that champions equality among all genders thrives.

This tiny island becomes a melting pot, attracting travelers from far corners of the globe – Japan, China, India, Burma, the Arabian Gulf, and Venice – all converging to cultivate knowledge rather than material wealth.

Immerse yourself in this captivating expedition that explores the changing landscapes of kampongs, while also serving as a poignant reminder that the kampong spirit lives on in our present-day communities on this sunny island.

Curated by The Oval Partnership in collaboration with a team of skilled multidisciplinary artists, the Lost Cities Exhibition offers a mesmerizing reimagining of the Kampong Cities of 14th-century Southeast Asia.

Under the guidance of the visionary female Chief Esah, you will be transported into a fictional yet historically rooted tale of sustainable cultures and livelihoods from the pre-colonial era.

Unearth wisdom that resonates with our modern society, as we continue to progress while cherishing the lessons of the past.

As darkness falls, the night transforms into an enchanting wonderland.

Illuminated pathways lead festival-goers on a journey of discovery, allowing them to explore hidden corners of the city while being captivated by artistic expression at every turn.

Local and international artists converge, igniting the night with their creative brilliance.

From live music that resonates through the streets to mesmerizing dance performances that enthral onlookers, every facet of the festival is an ode to creativity and cultural exchange.

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The Singapore Night Festival is not just a showcase of art and culture; it is an event that unites the community. As locals and visitors gather to immerse themselves in the festivities, a sense of camaraderie and shared appreciation for the arts emerges.

In addition to the performances and light displays, various interactive activities and workshops engage attendees of all ages.

From art installations that encourage audience participation to craft booths showcasing local artisans, the festival strives to create an inclusive and diverse space for all.

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This unparalleled exhibition serves as a beacon of hope and a symbol of the enduring spirit that art and culture bring to society.

It’s a chance for us to appreciate the roots from which Singapore has emerged and celebrate the beauty of our living world.

So, mark your calendars and make a date at the Singapore Night Festival 2023 for an extraordinary sensory extravaganza and an expedition you’ll never forget.

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Come and be a part of this artistic magic – the Singapore Night Festival is back and better than ever!

To access additional details and event schedules, visit the official website of the Singapore Night Festival.

Note: The festival might be less accessible to those with sensory sensitivities and exploring it on foot at a leisurely pace may take approximately 3 hours. Stay hydrated to make the most of this captivating adventure!

For more places to explore and activities to do check out The Bumper Ultimate Guide of Things To Do in Singapore


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