Saturday, 23 August 2014

Singapore Night Festival

This year's Singapore Night Festival is held on 22 & 23 Aug and 29 & 30 Aug, from 7pm to 2am. The venue covers various zones, from National Design Cenre at Bugis, to Singapore Art Museum at Bras Basah, to National Museum of Singapore near Douby Ghaut, to The Substation and Peranakan Museum at Armenian Street.

We walked from National Design Centre to Singapore Art Museum and to National Museum of Singapore. We walked for 4 hours plus and were exhausted. My feet still feel sore now -.-''' One night is not enough to cover all the places.

National Design Centre
Unique decoration at the lobby.

I love the "Very Light Exhibition". We walked into a small room filled with white helium balloons which has colour changing neon light in each balloon. The room looks so magical. You can even bring a balloon home!

We then went up to level 2 to see some exhibits. You can leave a message for the designer of the exhibits by writing your message on a post-it and paste on the exhibition wall. Here's one of the funny comment we saw.

You can actually leave your name card in the holder so that the designer of the exhibit can text you, but someone pasted the message instead -.-'''

Some of the interesting exhibits include 'The Reunion Project" which reminds you to spend more time to accompany your parents, grandparents and family, and I left a message for them.

Another interesting exhibit that caught our attention was "The Creative Eye".

The main point of the exhibit was to use your creativity on the shape of the object shown in the picture to draw something else. For example,

 Esplanade makes you think of porcupine

 The Singapore flyer makes you think of a peacock

We were also given some photographs with a transparency attached to draw using our creativity. 

 Hubby drew a robot over a CCTV camera.

Hahaha. I drew a bread over the stool and a pac-man wanna eat it.

We left the National Design Centre and followed the crowd and went to some sort of a 'haunted art house", where the crew will inform us the rules to enter:
1.  We must follow whatever the crew tell us to do.
2. We must not touch anything.
3. We must finish the tour.
But actually, nothing much up there la.. I just remember a guy keep eating in a room with long tables with lots of food on it and a room with a projector where the woman in the video kept saying random stuff about Indians. There's also a dark room which I think is the haunted house. I dun dare to go in and try. If anyone of you go in, share with me what is inside leh.

SAM at 8Q
When we were about to reach SAM at 8Q, we saw lots of graffiti on the walls!

At SAM at 8Q, there're several exhibition halls from level 1 to 4. It's like a art museum, displaying many different art works at the various exhibition halls.

 At level 1 exhibition hall, we are free to draw anything on the paper provided. The doodles on the floor and the chairs were done by professionals. We are only allowed to draw on the paper.

 Professional who doodled on the walls.

 My drawing sucks la. I can only draw a smiley face.

Some other exhibits we saw at SAM at 8Q.

 Collection of photos of pieces of litter on the floor.

Exhibits of photos of this pair of shoes at places where the owner went. Good concept for blog named "My Footprints" eh.

Singapore Art Museum
Then we walked to Singapore Art Museum, where we witnessed a nice light show using the building of Singapore Art Museum as the background. The light show was named "Spirits of Nature" and lasts for around 5 mins.

 45 seconds to the start of the light show

light show in action

In the Singapore Art Museum, they encouraged us to use Instagram to take photo and #MadeforSAM. They will print the photo for you. But after that, I was then told that I need to wait for an hour for the photo. So err.. We did not get our printed photo as we have left by the time the photo was ready.

There's a small area where u can get free honey tube! I love free things! Heehee.

Me happily sucking honey

One of the most interesting exhibit is a laser room at level 2 of Singapore Art Museum. Need to queue to go in one hor, as they only limit 20 persons in the room at one time.

Put behind laser jail bars :'(
Opps! The balloon I got from the "Very Light Exhibition" was shining brightly in the dark laser room. Lol.

And we formed some stupid sentences on the pillar full of words.

There's also a room showing a cinematic at level 2, we watched for like 15 minutes and we decided that it's too 'chim' and too artistic for us to understand. So we left.

Our legs were already aching at this point of time. But we 'gey kiang' and continue to walk to the National Museum of Singapore.

National Museum of Singapore
At the National Museum of Singapore, there are photography exhibits. I find one of the photograph quite cute and it's applicable to everyone of us.

Note that the black "arrow" in the photograph is not made using graphic design, it's actually black straws pasted on the models' body! 

We walked through the History of Singapore gallery. You will be given a tablet. At each segment of the gallery, you will be guided what is the number to enter to hear the story of that segment. The gallery gave very detailed descriptions of Singapore History. But we were already too tired, so we rushed through this.

There's a huge Earth harp constructed for public to try and we also saw the Earth harp performance by William Close. The Earth harp is really huge!

Before we left, we saw a tree with a 'face'. Looks scary in the night leh. And it's still the 7th month of Lunar Calendar. Scare die me.

We ended our Singapore Night Festival journey as we were exhausted. We still have not explore the exhibits at The Peranakan Museum and Armenian Street. Maybe we will make a trip there next week!

Ciao for now!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like there were some amazing installations, the laser bars are my favourite!