i Light Singapore

This bicentennial edition has more than 20 programmes alongside 33 i Light art installations. The festival aims to connect people across generations through experiences, food, music and immersive play, while promoting awareness about sustainability and the evolution of our city through time.

Hosting the light art installations for the first time, Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park will welcome visitors with a musical experience, as the National Parks Board presents Festival at the Fort i Light Singapore. Programme highlights include acoustic music acts and special piano recitals by local talents, roving performances, movie screenings and guided tours of the historic Fort Canning Hill.

Date: Until Feb 24
Time: 7.30pm to 11pm daily, with extended hours to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays
Venue: Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park
Admission: Free. Visitors can sign up for guided tours of the sustainable light art installations by foot or boat, or go on a self-guided audio tour with mobile application VoiceMap (charges apply for both guided and self-guided tours). Visit www.ilightsingapore.sg for more information.


DigiMuse Presents is a series of events that uses technology in a wide array of innovative mediums of expression in the world of art. This initiative by the National Museum of Singapore invites artists, technologists and culture professionals to co-create projects, and provides platforms to showcase the possibilities of integrating culture with technology. Launching in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2019, this edition of DigiMuse Presents explores the coming together of art, culture and technology through the use of new creative tools. The featured art installations utilise technology such as immersive reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and social media.

Date: Until Feb 17
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Admission: Free

Timeless elegance

Watch aficionados can get an intimate knowledge of the Senator Cosmopolite in steel, which will take centrestage at the Glashütte Original pop-up exhibition. Glashütte Original epitomises the German watchmaking art. View masterpieces that are produced by skilled craftsmen with a passion for their work. Visitors can also take pictures in a specially set up photobooth with a green screen.

Date: Until Feb 17
Time: 10.30am to 10.30pm
Venue: Glashütte Original Boutique, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue #B2M-215

Back to the future

For the very first time, Royal Plaza on Scotts, together with Intersections Gallery, will host the Back to the Future art exhibition that highlights the works of Myanmar contemporary artists Wunna Aung and Thu Myat. The lobby of the hotel is transformed into an art gallery that will transport visitors to a world filled with Myanmar’s historical past through amazing art pieces.

Wunna Aung, an aficionado of the country’s history, invites the audience to discover the Konbaung dynasty, the country’s last dynasty, through his artworks, which draw influence from the style and colours of Andy Warhol.

Thu Myat incorporates his passion for science fiction into his pieces by modernising the traditional Burmese guardians, whose duties were to protect the entrance to the Burmese pagodas.

Date: Until March 17
Venue: The lobby of Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road

At the mall

Take in all the sights and be part of the Chinese New Year festivities at ION Orchard. Themed “Stream of Abundance”, the mall is festooned with vibrant colours in patterns inspired by the koi fish, which is thought to bring good fortune. On level 3, visitors can take a stroll through the Chinese Garden, which features a beautiful arrangement of panels that carry predictions for 2019 for the different Chinese zodiac signs.

Date: Until Feb 19
Venue: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
Admission: Free

At the movies 

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part  

Following the success of the first movie, this sequel shows Bricksburg’s condition five years later. The place has become a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with Duplo invaders from outer space wreaking havoc there. Protagonist Emmet and his friends are captured and taken as prisoners to shape-shifter Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. Emmet escapes, and together with intergalactic hero Rex Dangervest, launches a rescue mission to save the others and bring peace to Bricksburg. The voice talents of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett from the first movie are back along with newcomers Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph. Movie opens Feb 7.


A biographical movie about Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette — a French author who was known for her novella Gigi, which was made into a movie in 1944. Keira Knightly stars as Colette, who marries Parisian author Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West). The latter is a bully who forces her to write novels and uses his name as the author. After much torment, she leaves him and pursues the right to live her life the way she desires. Movie opens Feb 7.  

This article appeared in Issue 868 (Feb 11) of The Edge Singapore.

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