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Art week, night festival attractions for NDP 2018.

SINGAPORE Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts that takes place in the month of January to kick-start the new year.

Jointly organized by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces the island-state's position as Asia's leading arts destination.

Reaching out to both Singapore residents and international visitors to promote art appreciation, Singapore Art Week offers a myriad of quality art experiences that span the visual arts, from traditional to modern to contemporary practices.

Audiences can look forward to art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events, public art walks, as well as enriching discussions on art and culture. Singapore Art Week also aims to galvanize the arts sector to launch innovative art and lifestyle concepts and events in conjunction with art events during this period.

The Singapore Art Week's seventh edition in 2019 will be held from January 19 to 27. The nine-day celebration of the visual arts will take place in venues across Singapore: from galleries and museums, to art precincts and independent art spaces.

Night Festival 2018

EVERY August, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) transforms the Bras Basah Bugis precinct into a midsummer's celebration of sorts.

The SNF features a theme each year, and previous editions have showcased international acts, such as the spectacular Globe by Close-Act Theatre (2017), the spellbinding Gardens of Angels by Theater Tol (2015), and the dazzling Fuerzabruta by Ozono Producciones (2012), where an aerial dancer sprinkles confetti while gyrating to live music.

The signature highlight of the festival are the interactive light installations that turn the facades of the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum into ephemeral works of wonder. Night owls will enjoy the many events held late into the night at cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, The Substation and more.

Festival-goers will get to immerse themselves, too, in the various street and music performances by local and international artists, all playing their original works.

SNF will take place from August 17 to 25.

International Festival of Arts

INTO its 41st year, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) 2018 draws from its legacy of more than 40 years, when it was first launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977.

Since then, the highly anticipated event in the arts and cultural calendar with an international lineup has developed in parallel with Singapore into the festival it is today with a global standing.

Under the helm of new festival director Gaurav Kripalani, the 2018 edition of the Festival presents diverse and distinctive work from Singapore and around the world that ignites the imagination, inspires myriad audiences, as well as provokes reflection and dialogue.

In 2018 Sifa took place from April 26 to May 12.

Rainforest Lumina

EVER wondered what happens in the rain forests at night?

Come dusk, Singapore Zoo takes visitors on a spellbinding adventure into the lush and luminous world of Rainforest Lumina. Engage the senses by experiencing more than 10 engagement zones with interactive play elements.

Meet the Creature Crew, a quirky group of unlikely heroes who invite visitors to join in their whimsical adventure. They believe that every species has the power to give back to the rain forest: nature, animals and humans, too. Come play, sing and discover their enchanted world. For wherever the Creature Crew roams, the rain forest glows with wonder.

Ticket prices for adults are $22 and for children ages 3 to 12, $16. Check out its web site for more information: rainforestlumina.wrs.com.sg.
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