17 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

17, 18, 24 and 25 August 2018 | 7.30pm till 12mn

+65 6332 7591
All programmes at the festival are free
Getting Here

10 minute walk from City Hall or Bras Basah MRT Station

Look out for the party beyond the hoarding

More Info

Singapore Night Festival at the Peranakan Museum
Friday & Saturday, 17 & 18, 24 & 25 August 2018
Activities from 7 to 11pm
Free admission from 6pm to 12am (including Thursday, 23 August)

Peranakan Museum celebrates art, traditions and craftsmanship! Join exclusive workshops on design and photography in Meet-the-Makers sessions, watch performances, dress up, and take home a vintage photo card. View colourful art installations, and visit our special exhibition Amek Gambar: Peranakans & Photography for free!

Notice to Festival Goers on Accessibility: Pedestrianisation Works at Armenian Street

The Armenian Street will be closed for pedestrianisation works until April 2019 to allow for street enhancements. During this period, visitors will still be able to visit the Peranakan Museum, and enjoy the programmes and activities taking place during the Singapore Night Festival. For those driving, the Peranakan Museum can be accessed via Coleman Street and Loke Yew Street.






7 to 11pm

Camera Obscura
by L’Observatoire (Isabelle Desjeux)

Trace the route of three life-size steampunk-inspired camera obscura to look at Armenian Street through a different lenses.

TPM Outdoors

7 to 11pm

OH! Corak-Corak in the Dark
by OtherHalf (Ho Lay Hoon and Sumay Cheah)

Explore a surreal Peranakan garden and add your own touch to the glow-in-the-dark garden mural.

Lecture Room

7 to 11pm

We Stop To Watch The World Go By
by Sarah Choo Jing and Larry Kwa

Take a closer look at the mundane and unnoticed moments in our everyday lives in this walk-in installation inspired by the camera obscura.


8.30pm, 9.45pm

(24 & 25 Aug only)

Modern Dance
by FiveLines

Experience an immersive site-specific performance taking you through the Museum’s colourful world of Peranakans.

All Museum


7 to 11pm

We Just Click!

Personalise your own 3D mini cameras with Peranakan motifs, and keep your knickknacks in its handy back pocket.

Galleries, Level 3

8 to 10pm

(24 & 25 Aug only)

Starry, Starry Night

Gaze into the brilliant night sky of constellations and planets through the magic of mirrors, with the Stargazers from Singapore Science Centre.

TPM Outdoors

8 to 10pm

(18 Aug only)

Meet-the-Makers Workshop:OH! OtherHalf*

Learn to snap brilliant photos in the dark with Sumay Cheah, one-half of the artist duo – OH! OtherHalf, using just your mobile camera!

Ixora Room, Galleries

8 to 10pm

(24 Aug only)

Meet-the-Makers Workshop: L’Observatoire*

Make your own pinhole camera with Isabelle Desjeux using everyday objects.

Ixora Room

8 to 10pm

(25 Aug only)

Meet-the-Makers Workshop: Ipse Ipsa Ipsum*

Assemble a mosaic tile with bone inlay pieces guided by artists from Ipse Ipsa Ipsum.

Ixora Room


7 to 11pm

Photo Trail

Grab a copy of the activity trail to explore the exhibition with the whole family or create your own Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) paper camera.

Amek Gambar exhibition, Level 2

7 to 11pm

Amek Gambar & Co Photo Studio

Dress up in Peranakan outfits, and take a photo at our vintage photo studio.

Ixora Room

7 to 11pm

Oh, Snap! Instant Photo Prints

Collect your carte de visite (vintage photo cards) by tagging #AmekGambar and #TPMsg on Instagram

Amek Gambar exhibition, Level 3


(17 & 24 Aug only)

Amek Gambar: Peranakans & Photography Guided Tour


*Registration is required on peranakanmuseum.peatix.com.

All programmes are subject to change.

  • Curator Tour
    Amek Gambar Curator Tour
    Join exhibition curator Dominic Low to hear his thoughts and get exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the world of early photography, and how it was used in the Peranakan community.
    25 Oct 2018,7.30 to 8.30pm
  • Lectures
    Jules Itier and the coming of photography to Asia
    In this talk, Gilles Massot will discuss his research on the coming of photography to Asia, and how it combines with his theoretical concerns. 
    15 Aug 2018,7pm - 8:30pm
  • Curator Tour
    Conserva-Tour: Repair the Tear
    How does a conservator look at, evaluate, and engage with an object? Join paper conservator Esther Ng to find out the delicate work of repairing and conserving objects from our past
    26 Jul 2018,7.30 to 8.30pm