Sentosa’s Island Lights Returns with Dazzling Installations & First-Ever Pikachu Night Parade

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)

Island Lights: Pikachu Night Parade

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!

Island Lights

Here are some of the featured art installations that Sentosa’s Island Lights has to offer:

KTVMTV by Mash-Up

Island Lights: KTVMTV

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

Island Lights: Harmony

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.

Island Lights: Harmony Visitors

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

Island Lights: GeoHolo

Ying Jie and Megan are undergraduate students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) who share a passion for contemporary architecture.

Island Lights: GeoHolo

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)

Island Lights: Glitter Slime Making

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

Island Lights: Chill N' Cheers

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.

Island Lights: Entrance

For more information, check out the full list of programmes and art installations of the Sentosa Island Lights at the official website:

Photos by Deepa D/O Sundararaju of the DANAMIC Team and Sentosa’s Island Lights.

Deepa d/o Chevi Vadivelu

Animal and music lover, bookworm and movie enthusiast. #blackismyhappycolour

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