If you are headed to Sentosa Cove Village anytime before 31 December 2019, you will be in for a free treat. Sentosa’s signature Island Lights returns bigger and better with local and international artists. On weekends from Fridays to Sundays, there will be other activities such as fire twirlers, movie screenings, roving percussion performances and more.
The light installation festival kicked off the weekend of 16 November 2019 with a one-weekend only ONE°15 Christmas Boat Light Parade and Sentosa Cove Holiday Market that featured 15 stalls selling festive treats and gifts.
This year’s light art installations are created around the theme of “Celebration”. They are curated by design studio Space Objekt where co-founder Tina Fung is among seven local and international artists of different disciplines who will bring typically two-dimensional mediums to life.
Tina Fung and Reza Hasni’s Candy Quartz celebrates harmony, featuring seesaws, set amongst colourful illustrations that represent child-like fun and play. Interact with the installation by playing on the seesaws with family and friends or even with strangers.
LEDSCONTROL’s ShadowDial is another fun installation. Stand behind white screens and boogie, move or pose while lights shine from the back creating shadows. Get someone to video your moves and just have lots of fun. This sensorial game of space and time features music, light, shadow and movement.
Foreign artists include Malaysia-born Berlin-based multidisciplinary designer Josaiah Chong, Los Angeles native Darel Carey who specialises in dimensional art, LEDSCONTROL design studio based in Barcelona and Russian-born and Singapore-based artist Polina Korobova who specialises in performing arts.
Quayside Isle is also decked up in illuminated snow flakes and installations of its own. 300 colour changing neon snowflakes are set to festive music. Dine at one of the food outlets here while you are in Sentosa.
Catch Shimmershack by Polina Korobova and Tina Fung at Quayside Isle. The doll house is designed by Fung with her signature use of lightplay and coloured acrylic. Korbova steps in with an interactive performance titled ‘Pink’ using Shimmershack as her stage. She offers cotton candy to her audience and the uses glitter as the medium to immerse and shower herself in. ‘Pink’ performance will be held on selected Saturdays including 30 November, and in December on 7, 21 and 28 December. Performance timings are 6.30pm to 7.30pm and 6.45pn to 8.45pm with Cotton Candy. You can catch the glitter performance from 9 pm to 10.30 pm.
If you are headed to Sentosa Island Lights by Grab, key in the “SentosaEvenings” to enjoy S$6 off your ride. Drop off at Sentosa Village. Guests can also take the free shuttle bus between Beach Station and Sentosa Cove Village anytime from 6 pm to 11 pm.