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Highlights of Singapore Night Festival 2018: Bring on the Night



It’s finally the last few days of Singapore Night Festival. If you haven’t already checked it out, where have you been?

Maybe you’d rather have an air-conditioned session of Netflix and chill, skipping the crowds and heat. We thought so too, but these installations and acts are far too good to miss.

Trust us, you won’t want to regret giving this year’s fest a pass. We’ve picked out our highlights that you definitely have to head to.


1. Aquatic Dream

One word: Breathtaking. If you’ve always wanted to be one with the waves, this one’s for you. It’s a dreamy landscape filled with luminous jellyfish and glowing schools of fish. Just submerge yourself in its mysterious depths.

Time: 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: National Museum Lawn

2. Pulse

Gaze upon this structure which sort of resembles a giant, futuristic cloud. It stretches on forever, reflecting waves of multicoloured light. You’ll even be able to interact with this exhibit’s projections through sounds or your voice.

Time: 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Armenian Church

3. Ember Rain

You’re part of the art in this exhibit. Hop on a bicycle and pedal away to generate a stunning shower of sparks, literally representing the spark of innovative ideas.

Time: 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Cathay Green


1. Art Jamming

There’re tons of things to do on a night out, but a rather unexpected one would be art jamming at midnight. Though ideally, every night outing would allow us to unleash our creative juices this way. Let your mind run free across the blank canvas, and paint anything your heart wishes.

Time: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Queen Street
Price: $15 and above

2. DIY Slap Bracelet

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Remember that really painful accessory we were all obsessed with as children? Take back your childhood (or your confiscated slap bracelet) in this cute workshop. You can decorate your own handy little bangle here, then slap your friends with it.

Time: 23 Aug – 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, 24 & 25 Aug – 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Waterloo Centre, 261 Waterloo Street, #02-18
Price: Free

3. UV Body Marbling

You’ve heard of marbling on various materials, but marbling on skin? That’s a new one. Coat your body in these gorgeous fluorescent swirls. You might even end up staring at your arms more than the installations around you.

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Place: National Museum of Singapore Lawn
Price: $10 – $15
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Music Acts

1. Cosmic Child

Drown in this shoegaze band’s dreamy, undulating riffs. Their heavy, yet muted, use of guitars and synths blend to create a lush ambience fit for any chill night out. Also fit to cry along to.

Date: 23 Aug
Time: 9:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: SMU Campus Green

2. Astronauts

They’ve got funk and they’ve got soul. This four piece band truly grooves out at every stage performance, complete with slick dancers and slicker individual moves.

Date: 24 Aug
Time: 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Place: SMU Campus Green

3. Miss Lou

She’s the jazzy voice you’ll want to hear crooning over a cup of hot chocolate during Christmas. Or in a café. You get the idea. Miss Lou is a vintage pop artist and songwriter who has taken traditional vocal stylings and thrown them into the modern landscape. This lady’s got soul.

Date: 24 Aug
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Place: SMU Campus Green

All images courtesy of the Singapore Night Festival


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$1/hour Karaoke sessions at Manekineko Singapore




To all you bathroom singers out there, it is time to stop belting out your favourite Mariah Carey songs while wielding your shower head because Manekineko is having an insane $1 promotion that you need to take note of RIGHT NOW!

From 24th July to 31st July 2019 at their Scape outlet, singers get to enjoy $1/hour per pax NETT rates on weekdays and $2/hour per pax NETT rates on weekends. Those are some pretty mad savings right there so you better hurry and reserve you and your buddies a slot by calling 6755-3113!

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Terms & Conditions:

・Promotion is valid at only Manekineko Scape outlet.
・Promotion is valid for a minimum of 3pax check-in. 
・Promotion is valid only for 3-hour singing sessions. No extension is allowed.
・Additional $4 NETT per pax is required for free flow of soft/hot drinks and tidbits for 3hrs.
・Promotion on Weekends is $2 NETT per hour per pax. (Minimum 3pax check-in and only 3-hour singing session)
・Promotion on Weekday is from Sunday Night session to Friday Day session, Weekend is from Friday Night session to Sunday Day session.
・Promotion is not Valid in conjunction with other promotion, discounts, vouchers, event packages and/or privileges
・The Management reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw any/all of the terms and conditions stated above without prior notice.

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Photo credit: Karoake Manekineko Singapore

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Neon Lights festival returns for a three-day celebration of the best indie acts



Singapore’s biggest indie music festival, Neon Lights, is back for a third instalment this November with a stacked line-up spanning three days. The festival returns to Fort Canning Park from November 9 to November 11, complete with headline acts and indie legends from all around the world.

Photo: Neon Lights

After successful runs in 2015 and 2016, local indie fans were left disappointed when Neon Lights took a break last year. The organisers made a promise the festival would return in full strength in 2018 and that it did. Festival director Declan Forde said they were thrilled to be returning and had put a lot of thought into the line-up to ensure both quality and diversity so everyone could enjoy the festival to the fullest.

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Photo: Neon Lights

Kicking things off on November 9 is Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna who will be serenading the crowd in her first public performance in over a year. 

Photo: Neon Lights

Fans of Interpol are also in luck because the band from New York will be making their Asian debut with a full set on November 10. 

Photo: Neon Lights

Other acts include the likes of Caribou, Riot !n Magenta and Cigarettes After Sex amongst others. For the full line-up, as well as schedules, head on down to the website.

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Neon Lights runs November 9 to November 11, 6pm to 1030pm on November 9 and 2pm to 1030pm on November 10 and 11. Individual day tickets start from $99 for adults and $25 for children and can be purchased via the website or SISTIC. 

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Things to do this weekend in Singapore (21 Sept – 23 Sept)



This week’s an exciting one. We’ve got a 2000-2018 dance party, art exhibitions (some all the way till 3am) and something for all you tea-lovers out there. With these many options on your plate, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

1. Art After Dark x 6th Anniversary Celebrations (21 Sept)

Photo Credits: Gillman Barracks

Celebrate Gillman Barracks’ 6th anniversary with another run of their Art After Dark! It’s the perfect way to kick off your weekend – there’ll be live performances, interactive art experiences and delicious food served all the way till 3am.

Photo Credits: Park Bench Deli

When you’re done exploring the two new gallery openings presented by Ota Fine Arts and Yavuz Gallery, or traversed through our very own Nguan’s photography, you can rock out to the tunes of Pleasantry and The Pinholes. Definitely grab that late night bite from the likes of Park Bench Deli and Handlebar.

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Address: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

Time: 7pm onwards

Ticket pricing: Free

2. Singapore Tea Festival 2018 (21 Sept – 23 Sept)

Photo Credits: Singapore Tea Festival

Quench your thirst with this year’s comeback of Singapore Tea Festival. With more than a hundred blends of tea, 30 tea and tea-related brands, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There’ll even be dialogues and workshops where you’ll about learn skills such as modern kombucha making from industry leaders. To redeem a complimentary Yixing Purple Clay glazed porcelain cup, all you’ve got to do is register at teapasar’s booth!

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Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Time: Fri: 3PM-10PM, Sat & Sun: 10AM-10PM

Ticket pricing: Free

3. V A N I T A S Group Art Exhibition (21 Sept – 23 Sept)

Photo Credits: Sarah Thursday Illustrations

This brings a group of talented women into the spotlight. Featuring six independent female artists, VANITAS is a group show which explores themes like mortality, the transience of life and the futility of pleasure.

Be wowed by the dark art styles of @sarahthursday, @erikartoon, @mothhead_, @peithedragon, @yelselogy and @sanatoriium. Remember to bring some spare cash to purchase some of their merch!

Address: kult, Block C2-5, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120

Time: Fri: Opening Night @ 5pm, Sat & Sun: 12PM-8PM

Ticket pricing: Free

4. Xiao Kopitiam #2 (22 Sept)

Photo Credits: 21Moonstone

Pop by this reimagined kopitiam for maybe the chillest weekend you’ve had in a while.

Photo Credits: 21Moonstone

Dig into LAD & DAD’s comfort British fare – think bangers & mash and beef stew (we can attest to the amazingness of this dish), get a intricate henna design from the famous @henn.drawn or just grab a personalised haiku at the typewriter.

Address: 21 Moonstone Lane, Poh Leng Building #09-01, Singapore 328426

Time: Lunch: 3PM-10PM

Ticket pricing: Free

5. The Passion Pop-Up (22 Sept)

Photo Credits: Haikini

Support your local businesses and female entrepreneurship at this pop-up. Try out delicious treats from That Vegan Cake, juicy burgers from Hustle Co and more.


The Passion Panel, filled with names like Isabel Lee of An Acai Affair and Beckie Liu of Haikini,

Photo Credits: Hustle Co

will delve into how they sparked off their passion for entrepreneurship, developing it into an actual business. It’s not all work, though. Play beer pong or sign up for a HIIT session with Charity Chan, a personal trainer!

Address: 52 Craig Road, Singapore 089690

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Ticket pricing: Free

6. High School Never Ends (22 Sept)

Photo Credits: HopHeads

Blast it back to your childhood or travel all the way to the present at HopHeads’ latest escapade, featuring 2000s-2018 electronic dance pop and the hottest radio hits.

Their parties are so popular that all their online tickets have been sold out. Your best bet is to head straight to the door for a ticket, then straight into the most nostalgic night of your life.

Address: 178 Clemenceau Ave, Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00, Singapore 239926

Time: 10PM – 4AM

Ticket pricing: Door tickets $20, inclusive of one drink


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