Witness a glittery transformation, joyous festivities and epic art installations around Sentosa...
Sometimes, all you need to brighten up your mood is the nighttime breeze and the sight of something really, really lit. As in, gorgeous art installations that illuminate the night and sparkling Christmas decor that makes for pretty pictures. That’s why we’re celebrating the start of the festive season with these highlights from Sentosa Island Lights.
Show us the eye candy
Intrigued yet? Here are some installations that’ll dazzle your nights (literally)…
Cue gasps of delight at the sight of Candy Quartz (by Reza Hasni and Tina Fung), which gives the humble see-saw an incredibly vibrant update. This playground staple flanked by lighthearted murals invites a photograph and a sense of wonder around how human connections are formed.
Life feeling a little routine and rigid lately? Step into ShadowDial (by LEDscontrol) for a different perspective on time. Instead of going through the motions of your daily routine, this interactive installation challenges you to measure time using motion and shadows as you explore the space.
Concepts of the law of attraction and auras combine in an installation (by Juls and Tina Fung) that celebrates love, titled with a quote from Khalil Gibran in the book The Prophet: “When love beckons to you, follow him”. You’ll recognise this piece by the multicoloured panels (representing human auras) surrounding a half-domed centre. It’s like a larger version of those iconic rotating doors that you often see at hotel lobbies, except it’s made with rainbow-hued panels that allow you to walk to the center – a path that symbolises the idea of two becoming one.
Spot some unfamiliar lighthouses in the distance? That’s Beacon of Light (by Tina Fung), an installation of three lighthouses that overlooks the Sentosa Cove marina. Standing by the waters, these illuminated structures represent the protection and guidance that help tide us through rough waters in our lives.
Lights, glitter and a ton of festive cheer
Fancy a romantic dinner by the waters of Quayside Isle? Dine out this festive season and you get to enjoy lights and music to boot – the nightly Snowflakes Symphony is a gorgeous sight to behold every evening at 6.30pm, with a display of neon snowflakes changing colours to the beats of festive tunes.
There’s more festive dining to mark your cals for. Think $5 red and white wines, house pours and beers at the floating Boaters’ Bar, alongside an array of dining options and festive deals at Gin Khao Bistro, Greater Lot by Cedele and more.
Mention “Christmas at Quayside Isle” upon ordering to enjoy 10% off your total food bill at Mykonos On The Bay and SolePomodoro Trattoria Pizzeria; and enjoy freshly shucked house oysters at $1.95++ each every Tuesday at Greenwood Fish Market.
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If you’re a fan of glitter, you’ll love the interactive performance ‘Pink’ at the dollhouse named Shimmershack (by Polina Korobova and Tina Fung). Watch artist Korobova use her body as the medium of this work of art during a sparkly performance that unleashes her inner child. Expect nostalgia, fun and even cotton candy treats!
‘Pink’, 16 and 30 Nov; 7, 21 and 28 Dec 2019, Quayside Isle, Fountain Plaza
By the pier, the joyous spirit lives on with a festive market, roving fire twirling performances, movie screenings and more surprises that’ll have you feel like it’s Christmas Day.
Movie Screening: 16, 22, 29 Nov & 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec, 7.45pm
Roving Performances: Every Sat & Sun, 7.45pm and 9.15pm
LED Dancers: 23 – 26 Dec, 7.15pm and 8.30pm
Christmas Performances: 23, 24, 25 & 26 Dec, 7.45pm and 9.15pm
Planning your Island Lights night out itinerary? Hop on over to Sentosa’s website for more information.
Perks: Use the code “SentosaEvenings” to get $6 off your Grab ride to Sentosa from 5pm-9pm. Limited slots available, so fastest fingers first!
Island Lights, 16 Nov – 31 Dec 2019, 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily, Sentosa
This story is in partnership with Sentosa.