Inspired by vestiges of the past in the vicinity of Asian Civilisations Museum, this year’s Light to Night festival revisits the culturally rich history of the Civic District. From 7pm to 12am, immerse yourself in a world of wonder and serendipity with engaging interactive sculptures and artworks.
Some of the features include a giant time capsule created by OH! Other Half, old shipwrecks and nostalgic games organised by Mash Up Collective and Sebastian Chun, as well as a tunnel of dreams curated by the students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. What fun! Admission is free for all programmes. Visit ACM’s website for more information.
Light to Night: Traces and Echoes
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, 179555
Probably the most recognisable nightclub on our island, Zouk Singapore has lined up a series of events and guest acts to celebrate the shortest month of the year. Start with Sven Vath, a veteran who is regarded a revolution in the techno genre in Germany on Feb 2, followed by Craig David’s The Collective Mind on Valentine’s and South Korean rapper-singer Okasian on Feb 15.
The former is a British singer-songwriter that has racked over 450 million streams while the latter is signed to a sub-label of YG Entertainment, the company that spawned artists like BIGBANG, 2NE1 and BLACKPINK. Feb 22 sees two events: The first is Zouk’s popular event POPTART at Phuture with duo weelikeme & KidG, who promise a zany medley of indie rock, punk, indietronic and pop, while the second sees American-German DJ Markus Schulz spinning the signature music that he has honed over three decades.
Finally, end the month with Tom and Arthur Bray and YoungQueenz where you can expect creative blends and energetic curations. For general and ticketing information, head over to Zouk’s website.
3C River Valley Rd, The Cannery, 179022
Bring your little ones to Sentosa’s Palawan Green this February for some fun and excitement at Toybox, an inaugural event which will feature seven popular Hasbro brands such as Transformers, My Little Pony and Monopoly, to name a few. Apart from the food, beverages and merchandise stalls that will be available at the live carnival, participants can look forward to their entertaining and enjoyable activity zones.
Some of the highlights include Super Claw, which is an oversized twist on the human claw machine arcade game, and Cluedo Tudor Mansion — an escape room modelled after the popular board game. Admission is free. Coupons for games, activities, food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.
TOYBOX: First Multi-brand Live Carnival in Asia
1 – 17 February
Siloso Beach Walk, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Usher in the Year of the Pig this month with Spring Surprise, a festive carnival that will be held at Gardens by the Bay. This nine-day long event includes various activities such as an LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth titled Carps Leaping Over the Dragon’s Gate, lion dance acts by an award-winning local lion dance troupe and Spring Street — a festive bazaar that retails Chinese New Year related souvenirs, crafts and artisan handmade accessories. Programmes are free for everyone, however admission charge to the Flower Dome still applies for activities happening in there. For more details of this event, visit their website here.
Spring Surprise at Gardens by the Bay
2 – 10 February
Refer to programmes for timings
18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
Chinese New Year is not complete without a visit to The Float @ Marina Bay, where the annual River Hongbao is held. Expect fun amusement attractions — such as dodgem cars, Ferris wheel and teacup rides — as well as engaging interactive and food stalls that will be available at the carnival itself.
The highlight has got to be the spectacular display of fireworks and lasers which will illuminate the Marina Bay skyline every night at various times. The best show is definitely reserved for the eve of Chinese New Year (Feb 4) where fireworks will go off at 12am for 10 minutes. Admission is free. Visit their website for more details.
River Hongbao 2019
3 – 10 February
2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
20 Raffles Ave, 039805
By Sharlyn Tan + Mizah Salik, 28 January 2019
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