Preview Guide

Celebrate the night!

Events - 14 July 2010 10:37 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

Celebrate the night!

Be dazzled by a whole new world at night – that’s not just about clubbing – with the Night Festival!

Back again for the third year, the Night Festival: New World 2010 is drawing its inspiration from the New World Amusement Park, a nightlife destination in Singapore from years gone past. The festival will be spread over eight different locations – National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Management University campus green, the Singapore Art Museum and 8Q SAM, the Peranakan Museum, The Substation, Dance Ensemble Singapore and Fort Canning Green – to give everyone plenty of space and choices to enjoy the festival!

In fact, the festival will transform Bras Brasah into a magical playground. Expect street theatre, whimsical lights and carnival-like play with over 40 performances, films, roving acts and activities. And the activities go right through the night, so no matter what time, or what you feel like doing – the Night Festival will have performances, exhibitions, film screenings and even plenty of activities for the kids.


Here’s what’s happening at the Night Festival: New World 2010!

Performances and installations

At the National Museum of Singapore:

Paraboles 2.0 by Compagnie Off and Victric Thng

(No) Bleeding Hearts Club by Green Papaya

Jakarta Street Art: NOW by Riyan Riyadi, Aditya Nugroho and Andi Riyanto of Ruangrupa/Forum Lenteng


At the Singapore Management University Campus Green:

Spatial Design for Singapore Management University Green by FARM

Taxi-Girls & Taxi-Boys by Jitterbugs Swingapore

Mak Yong by Kumpulan Seni Makyong Mantang Arang

Boxing/Muay Thai Ring by Fightworks Asia

Paths of Time by Orangedot Productions

Putho! by Phare Ponleu Selpak

Viet Nam The World Tour [Rising Nation; The Underground Re-branding of Viet Nam] by The Propeller Group

Ray Performance by Wowy accompanied by DJ Jase

Hip-Hop by Kaba Modern Legacy

Graffiti Art on Vans by Witnes AWR and El Mac


At the Singapore Art Museum and 8Q SAM:

World’s Slowest SMS Billboard by Wit Pimkanchanapong

Abusement Park by Vertical Submarine and Black Baroque Interventionists

Diva Siva by The Island Divas

Music Hall @ SAM Chapel: Ruangrupa 10 years by Ruangrupa/Forum Lenteng

OK.Video Highlights by Ruangrupa/Forum Lenteng


At The Substation:

Variations on A Theme by Raka Maitra

Music Gigs

Theatre workshop by Theatrestrays


At Dance Ensemble Singapore:

Vitality by Dance Ensemble Singapore

Beauty of Tradition by Dance Ensemble Singapore


At Fort Canning Park:

Ballet Under the Stars – 16th Edition


Roving performances

At the National Museum of Singapore:

Acrobatic Tango by Phare Ponleu Selpak

Love Story by Phare Ponleu Selpak

Semganat – Balancing Act by Phare Ponleu Selpak

Hanuman by Phare Ponleu Selpak

Juggling by Phare Ponleu Selpak

Parade by Phare Ponleu Selpak


At The Substation:

Roving Artists


Film screenings

At the National Museum of Singapore:

(Not) Under the Banyan Tree – The Love Eterne, The Pot Calling The Kettle Black


At The Substation:

Here by Tzu Nyen and The Water Cycle by Sing

Collection of old and new local films, under a starry night’s sky



At the National Museum of Singapore:

Singapore 1960

Surviving the Streets: Peddlers and Artisans in Early-Mid 20th Century Singapore

Cai Guo-Qiang: Head On


At the Singapore Art Museum and 8Q SAM:

Ming Wong: Life of Imitation

Earth and Water: Mapping Asia in Southeast Asia

Rediscovering Yeh Chi Wei

Seeing the Kites Again


At The Substation:

Community Mural Project

Us and Them and You by Khairuddin Hori

Breath-Taking by Li Huai


For kids

At the Singapore Art Museum:

The Box by Wandering Moon

The Red Tree by Wandering Moon

Art Garden: Children’s Season at the Singapore Art Museum

 The Box

 The Red Tree


At the Peranakan Museum:

Jump on the Mod Bandwagon

Amazing Adventure Tales

The New World Peranakan Puppet Show

Groovy Glow-in-the-Dark Crafts

Psychedelic Silhouettes

Fab Face Painting

Show me Love!


For more details about the Night Festival: New World 2010, click here.