Sunday, July 26, 2009

Singapore Night Festival 2009

Museum had never fascinated me in my entire life. The typical and traditional museum always exhibits the historical objects, buildings, documents and figures with long explanation/descriptions yet, this would not interest everybody to read it - not even exceptional to myself.
However, my perception had changed totally when I visited the museums in Singapore. Besides the layout of the museums were newly renovated, the concept was also uplifted to meet the new generation's interests through interaction with audio visual equipment.
Recently, the three museums (National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum and Peranakan Museum) were collaborated for the event of The Night Festival on 10 and 11 July 2009 from 7pm to 2am. The public were given free admission to visit these museums as well as to catch the live music and dance performance.


This is the modern architecture designed of National Museum of Singapore. Doesn't it resemble the White House at Washington?




As usual, people would come for freebies. The local and foreigners took the opportunity to visit the museums during the night festival.




The Cyrstal City was designed and stacked up with crystal bottles, jars, cups, bowls and decanters by Donna Ong






Chandelier lights were swinging by themselves on the ceiling




This was the earlier days of moviereel and the briefcase.




In the early days, the Chinese puppet house theatre was used for storytelling.



Is this painting or photograph? Take a wild guess.....
(The answer: photograph)





























The boldness of the interior design and colours inspired me for the concept of my new home. So far, this is the only museum which displayed historical of furniture/architectual.




















We walked under the rain to Peranakan Museum (also known as "Baba Nyonya" Museum). It was about 5 minutes walk from the National Museum. We could see the uniqueness of the culture, clothing and jewellery displayed in this musem. Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed taken in this museum.































The rain stopped by 11pm. Everybody was gathered at the outdoor of the Museum to watch live bands and performance. The Loop of Fortune was the first performance by German group Action Theatre PAN.OPTIKUM. They performed the acrobatics while the fireworks was sparkling on the wheels.

As promised, I will share some pictures from Singapore Flyer in my next review. Do check my blog often for more surpises :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi Michelle, actually the National Museum's entrance fee is only $10 per adult. Students get 50% off and senior citizens can get in for free. Some students who belong to specific member schools can also enter for free. There's also a family package for 2 adults and 3 children for only $30. Additionally, galleries are free everyday after 6pm, excluding the history gallery.

Hope this helps =)

Michelle Ong said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your info :)

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