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Bright night: The Singapore Arts Museum facade being illuminated with visual lights during the Singapore Night Festival. -AFP
HUNDREDS of people crowded the front of the National Museum of Singapore, as the Singapore Night Festival opened with dazzling displays of fire, lights and acrobatics.
The event will continue tonight and on Aug 30 and 31, from 7pm to 2am.
Stretching from Plaza Singapura to Raffles City and Waterloo Street to Armenian Street and Fort Canning Park, this is the largest night festival yet, and it will cost its organisers, the National Heritage Board, more than S$1mil (RM2.5mil) to produce.
Angelita Teo, 41, festival director and director of the National Museum of Singapore, said it was hoping to draw as many people as last year, when 476,000 attended.
One of the highlights was French dance troupe Compagnie Retouramont’s performances, which featured dancers moving rhythmically across the museum’s facade.
Nearly 100 local artists are performing at the festival this year. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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