Bright lights, big city

Visitors were dazzled by the Phosphene installation created by Singapore University of Technology and Design team Praxis+, a winding cavern of twinkling lights, during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival 2017 on Aug 16.

Themed 10 Magical Years, the 10th anniversary of the popular festival features a line-up of dazzling light art installations in the heart of the city.

The festival will also feature musical performances and longer opening hours for several cultural landmarks such as the Peranakan Museum and The Substation.

The festival, which was introduced in 2008 to enliven the Bras Basah-Bugis arts and heritage district, has grown over the years.

In its first year, it had six partners and drew 60,000 people. In recent years, this has grown to about 70 partners and more than 500,000 attendees.

Catch this year's festival over the weekends, between 7.30pm and midnight, from Aug 18 until Aug 26.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2017, with the headline 'Bright lights, big city'. Print Edition | Subscribe