Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SG So Lit

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When you walk through the night,
You got to let your light shine, burn bright.
Hold on strongly to hope, to happiness.
Try your best not to give in to the darkness.
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I'm not one for crowds so I usually avoid festivals and carnivals, but we wanted to try something different, so headed out to check out this year's Light The Night festival.

Despite it having started on a rainy evening, there was a pretty big crowd walking around once the rain stopped.

Colourful durian building from afar....
 

We didn't go to the night market as we had already had dinner and didn't feel like shopping, so we just walked around checking out the beautifully lit and dynamic light projections on the various museums and galleries in the area.
 
Ever changing...
 
There was even an interesting interactive projection happening at the National Gallery, where participants could "compete" with each others via several stomp pads placed opposite it, on the Padang area.

Hello Mr Raffles.. 'Sup
 
 
What I found particularly cool was that the museums and galleries were having sort of an "open house" till late - the public could just walk in and check out all the exhibits. There were really a LOT of people in the National Gallery though so I didn't walk around in there.

I did enjoy walking around in the Asian Civilization Museum, which was far less crowded and I had never been to before.
 
Very creative way to display plates from the Tang wreckage...

We ended the night with a "picnic", chilling on the lawn near the Victoria Theatre, which was a nice spot to see the changing display loop on the building façade.

I'm sad that I'm not around this coming Friday/weekend to go check it out again (it's on till next Sunday) but will definitely look out for this event next year. :)


Details:
Starting: Fri 19 Jan 2018 till Sunday 28 Jan 2018
What's going on?:
- Extended hours at galleries and museums in the Art/ Civic District
- Special installations and exhibitions
- Music and artistic performances
- Art Skins on Monuments, Chromascope Interactive Facade and Colourscape Tunnel
- Art X Social Night market

Most of the above is happening on Friday to Sunday only. You can find more details at the official website:
https://www.lighttonight.sg/

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