Previously known as Pop Up Night, this year’s Sentosa’s Island Lights – taking place from now till 31 December 2018 – presents 10 art installations set at Palawan Beach. To complete your experience, Sentosa will also be hosting the first-ever Pikachu Night Parade held outside Japan!
Pikachu Night Parade
Date: 14-16 and 21-23 December 2018
Parade Timings: 7.30pm (all dates) and 9pm (15 and 22 December 2018)
Everyone’s favourite Pokémon will be joining the Island Lights party this year! The Pikachu Night Parade will see nine adorable Pikachus dolled up in LED lights, marching and dancing along a 100m route at Palawan Beach Walk. Grab a spot along that route to capture sights of Pikachu performing and dancing along to funky beats!
Here are some of the featured art installations that Sentosa’s Island Lights has to offer:
KTVMTV by Mash-Up
Mash-Up is a local independent label that creates bold garments featuring tongue-in-cheek references to ’90s pop culture, revolutions, and everything in between.
Combining the traditionally tacky designs of karaoke studios and the vibes of a ’90s music video, KTVMTV is created as a space where you can live out your inner teenage fantasies of being a superstar!
Harmony by Tina Fung
Tina Fung is a multidisciplinary designer and artist who also co-founded Space Objekt, a creative design studio specialising in creating unique experiences for audiences to interact within built environments.
Inspired by music, the universal language of mankind, Harmony explores the intersection between art, set design, interaction, and environment. The installation juxtaposes the physical set with the natural music of its environment – the sounds of the sea. Harmony was also designed to interact with sunlight and the sea, transforming itself throughout the day.
GeoHolo by Ying Jie and Megan
Ying Jie and Megan are undergraduate students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) who share a passion for contemporary architecture.
Inspired by the wonders of what music can do in our lives, GeoHolo may seem like a dull black rock from the outside; but step within and you will find yourself in a giant cavern of raw gems. The medley of lights reflecting off the inner walls is a stark contrast to the installation’s dull exterior, representing how music can instantly uplift and provide us with a sense of escapism.
Food, Music and Activities
Palawan Pirate Ship
Date: 16 November – 31 December (Every Thursday – Sunday)
Time: 10am to 6pm (Monday to Wednesday) and 10am to 10.30pm (Thursday to Sunday)
Not only will the iconic Palawan Pirate Ship be illuminated in the evening for this festive season, it will also extend its opening hours from 10am to 10.30pm every Thursday to Sunday! Guests can also enjoy kid-friendly activities, which include glitter slime-making and rock painting.
Chill N’ Cheers
Date: 16 November – 31 December (Every Thursday to Sunday and 24, 25 and 31 December 2018)
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Fancy a relaxing night with your friends at the beachside? From Thursdays to Sundays, enjoy music performances by local acts such as post-acoustic trio HubbaBubbas, four-piece band Auburn Daze, and a capella group NUS Resonance at the Chill N’ Cheers area. Those feeling a little peckish can also look forward to a selection of light bites and drinks there.
For more information, check out the full list of programmes and art installations of the Sentosa Island Lights at the official website: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/islandlights.
Photos by Deepa D/O Sundararaju of the DANAMIC Team and Sentosa’s Island Lights.