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Walk down a memory lane with the Singapore Night Festival as it celebrates 10 magical years this weekend! The Singapore's largest outdoor performing arts festival will be back at Bras Basah.Bugis precinct from this Friday until 26 August 2017.

The Bras Basah.Bugis precinct is a home to the greatest concentration of museums, historic monuments, heritage buildings, places of worship, arts groups, arts schools, and lifestyle malls in the city district.

This 2017 edition will wow visitors with an array of light installations and enthralling local and international performances. There are so many light installations, performances, acts, exhibitions and walking tours. For full listing, please click here.

Here are 10 things to look forward to:

1. Convolutions by EZ3kiel (France)
The show is designed as a visual poem that treats visitors with architecture, lights, laser, music, projection and technology. It will transform the facade of National Museum of Singapore into a contemporary show throughout the festival from 7.30pm to midnight.

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Evolutions by EZ3kiel


2. Nostos: Records of the Self by Aesop (Singapore)
This Melbourne-based skincare brand brings a scent experience for visitors to navigate the space in Gallery 10, National Museum of Singapore. This wonderful scent trail opens from 10am to midnight.

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NOSTOS Records of the Self. Image credit to Marc Tan


3. Phospene by Praxis (Singapore)
This will probably the most Instagram-able piece! Come and explore this tunnel of twinkling lights from 7.30pm to midnight at Design Gallery 1, National Design Centre.

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Phosphene by Praxis


4. Les Hommes Debout (The Standing Men) by AADN (France)
Fancy having a conversation with a mannequin? Visitors could interact with one of 16 human-size figurines at Singapore Art Museum from 7.30pm to midnight. Watch out for The Standing Men come to life transforming the installation into a ballet of light.

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The Standing Men by AADN


5. Light Up The Beat! Lighting Planners Associates in collaboration with Atsuhiro Ito (Singapore and Japan)
Give yourself a treat of light and sound with a unique contemporary sound-performance artist, Atsuhiro Ito, who will play music using old fluorescent tubes. It pays homage to environmental issues as the old tubes are now retired and replaced by LED lights.

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Light up The Beat by Lighting Planners Associates in collaboration with Atsuhiro Ito


6.The Blinking Organisms You SPLEEN Me Round x OPERATION 00100 by Joo Choon Lin (Singapore)
After creating a trio of The Blinking Organism, Choon Lin continues to explore the human body and mystery of emotions. Her approach to sculpture is unique as she used everyday materials, common plastic and foam in her works. Catch this at SMU School of Accountancy from 7.30pm to midnight.

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The Blinking Spleen by Joo Choon Lin


7. Globe by Close-Act Theatre (The Netherlands)
This is the main act which will be started only from 24 to 26 August 2017 with two show times at 8pm and 10.30pm. Using circus techniques, pyrotechnics, and video projection to create the visualisation of liberty and the joy of flying, GLOBE is an alienating, fairy-like spectacle full of symbolism. The audience will take part of the fantasy world created by the group who was invited to perform too in the last edition.

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GLOBE by Close-Act Theatre


8. The Bulb Heads | Sans Compagnie Fixe (France)
Two roaming silhouettes topped with huge vintage-style bulbs wander through the dark and invade public spaces. They shine brightly and light up encounters, and communicate with their audience through flickering light. Catch this roving act at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Management University, and National Museum of Singapore from 24 to 26 August 2017 from 7.30pm to 11pm.

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The Bulb Heads by Sans Compagnie Fixe


9. Flock by KMA (United Kingdom)
Immerse yourself into the heart of Tchaikovsky's 1876 ballet, Swan Lake at National Design Centre from 7.30pm to midnight. This interactive multimedia installation is fascinating! KMA worked with dancers from the Royal Ballet back home when it first created the original version. Look out for the patterns on the floor which follow your movement.

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Flock by KMA


10. HOMEMADE: Lindy Rocks! | Raw Earth (Singapore)
Hop, tap and jive the night away with HomeMade: Lindy Rocks! which blends the fantastic music styles of Raw Earth with the electric energy of Lindy Hop. Catch them at the Main Stage, Armenian Street on 26 August 2017 from 10pm to 10.45pm.

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Lindy Rocks
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Why? Visit the largest and longest night festival in Singapore
When: 18-26 August 2017
Where: Bras Basah and Bugis Vicinity
Cost: Free
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