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The highly anticipated Singapore Night Festival returns this August for its ninth edition to light the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct up.
This year's Night Festival has something for everyone be it performances, light installations, music, food galore, market places, workshops, and a myriad of activities at the heart of the republic's arts and heritage district.
Here are the top 12 events not to be missed:
Invasion by Close-Act (Netherlands)
Invasion by Close-Act (The Netherlands). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016
Be entertained by this 2-hour long theatrical performance with mechanical props, and a magic show. It's based on the story of The Mechanical Heart about the adventure of Professor Chambers, a celebrated explorer and inventor, and his son, Christopher.
Showtimes: 19-20, 26-27 August 6pm, 8.30pm, 11pm Venue: Cathay Green (field opposite The Cathay)
Cost: $16/adult, $13/concession from SISTIC
Journey featuring soundtrack by Ed Carter by NOVAK (United Kingdom)
JOURNEY by Novak, ft soundtrack by Ed See (UK). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016
It is inspired by wheeled and mechanical artefacts in the Singapore History Gallery. Visitors could pedal the bicycle, tricycle, and hand-cranked device to transform the colours of the lights, and to activate the gears and the wheels fitted at the top of the structure.
Showtimes: 19-20, 26-27 August 10am-2pm
21-25 August 10am-10pm
Venue: NMS, Rotunda, Level 1
The Ink Mapping by Oskar & Gaspar (Portugal)
The Ink Mapping by Oskar & Gaspar (Portugal). Photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 2016
Audiences will find two men whose heads are stuck inside an inverted bowl of live goldfishes. With this absurd roving performance, it hopes to raise the question how do we connect with others through various barriers to communication?
Showtimes: 19-20 August
8pm8.30pm: From NMS to SOTA and SAM
9.30pm 10pm: Festival Village at SMU
11pm 11.30pm: Armenian Street to NMS