Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2018: Basket!

28 Jul, Sat
Kampong Glam
download event schedule here

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2018: Basket!

28 Jul, Sat
Kampong Glam
download event schedule here

Catch the highlights from Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2018: Basket! 

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BASKET! Another Aliwal Arts Night Crawl?! 

The annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Aliwal Arts Centre is back to pay tribute to the basketry tradition and rattan shops of Arab Street from the 1960s onwards, through a host of interactive performances, workshops and activities for the whole family.

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl aims to promote the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary artists based in Aliwal Arts Centre, while paying homage to the rich cultural heritage of Kampong Glam. 

This year, Aliwal Arts Night Crawl will once again be organised in conjunction with Streets For People. 

Streets for People is a programme by the Urban Redevelopment Authority that supports community-initiated projects to transform our streets into meaningful public spaces.

Happening at Aliwal Arts Centre:

Aliwal Open Studios Tour

5:30pm & 8pm | Register at:
Take a tour of Aliwal and get a sneak peek into the various artist studios, and learn about what goes into creating the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl.

Di Na Babalik x Soft Concrete

by RSCLs x Wu Jun Han
5pm – 10pm | Multipurpose Hall & Aliwal Street | Drop-in workshop
Di Na Babalik or ‘never to return’ is an interactive installation that examines nostalgia in tradition and culture, to create something out of loss – intertwining used clothes with a material representative of a bygone trade in Kampong Glam. The work will also feature a sound installation by Wu Jun Han that’s informed by chance, nostalgia and cassette tape loops.

Bazhang and Ketupat Weaving

7pm – 9pm | Courtyard | Drop-in workshop
Make and take home a mini bazhang (dumpling) or ketupat (rice cake) keychain, then replicate the technique on the real thing and impress your pals! 

Ready, Cassette, Go!

by Rehyphen
6pm – 10pm | Multipurpose Studios | Drop-in Workshop
Weave a piece of MusicCloth® from donated cassette tapes and turn them into a silhouette portrait* or Singapore city map poster!
*Pre-registration at 

Viewpoints Experience Workshop

by Nine Years Theatre
7.30pm and 8.30pm | #03-02 | In Mandarin | Register at:
Viewpoints is a method that trains performers to work together by developing a common awareness of time and space. In this short 45-minute workshop, participants will encounter elements of Space and Shape through physical exercises.


by Teater Ekamatra
6.30pm & 9.30pm | Aliwal Courtyard
Weaving together dance, theatre and performance art, this short piece by Teater Ekamatra explores humanity’s connection with the earth that we stand on.

集:离 (A Part of Us)

By ODT Young Company & ODT Music Ensemble
8.30pm | #03-08 
A choreography by Lo Pui Sze featuring dancers from the ODT Young Company, accompanied by the ODT Music Ensemble. The work examines how humans change and adapt both themselves and the environment according to societal pressures.

Sepaktakraw Demonstration and Engagement

By Singapore Sepaktakraw Federation (PERSES)  
5pm-7pm | Aliwal Street 
The Sepaktakraw demonstration and engagement will allow public to know more about Sepaktakraw and to try out the sport. They will also be able to interact with the players on their experience in playing Sepaktakraw.

Sepaktakraw Workshop

By Singapore Sepaktakraw Federation (PERSES)  
3pm-5:30pm | Music Studio
The Sepaktakraw demonstration and engagement will allow public to know more about Sepaktakraw and to try out the sport. They will also be able to interact with the players on their experience in playing Sepaktakraw.

Happening at Aliwal Carpark:


5pm – 10.30pm | Aliwal Street Carpark
Weave through the tapestry of time to when games were simpler and physical. Make Aliwal Street the champion of Kampong Gelam in a Giant Eraser Game, test your high jump skills in Zero Point, or find your way back to your fave landmark in the Kampong in a Giant Aeroplane Game. You can also make and bring home your own zero point rope to share with the new generation. We hear the Singapore Jump Rope Federation will also do some killer demos of Double Dutch and more.

Nuansa Irama

by DIAN Dancers
6 – 6.30pm 
Join the DIAN Dancers and learn about the different genres of Malay traditional music with energetic, yet elegant dance forms through a fun, colourful performance.  

The Farewell  十八相送

by Nam Hwa Opera
8– 8.30pm | In Teochew with English surtitles 
Let Nam Hwa Opera demystify traditional Teochew opera, and get a taste of the art form with an excerpt of a classic, The Farewell. Zhu Ying Tai has been summoned back to her home, and her best friend (and love interest) Liang Shan Bo offers to accompany her for 18 miles in farewell. 

武, 舞. Indistinguishable Strokes

by Singapore I-Lien Drama Society
9 – 9.30pm
Old vs new, young vs old. A gang of haughty street dancers challenge a group of tai-chi masters to a duel. Who will prove to be the most skilful?


by NADI Singapura
10 – 10.30pm | Aliwal Carpark Stage 
TEROKA! (meaning “explore” in Malay) is a Malay percussion performance that features traditional instruments and evokes the spirit of adventure. Come celebrate and experience Nadi Singapura’s heritage, sights, and sounds through the thumping of the jidur drums, the rhythms of the gong and marwas, and the effervescent chants and gallant stance of zapin.

Gotong Royong: Making Beautiful Music Together

by BronzAge Gamelan
7.30 – 7.55pm & 8.45 – 9pm | Aliwal Carpark Stage 
BronzAge Gamelan returns to ANC this year to present a showcase of traditional gamelan music infused with a contemporary twist! Be sure to stop by between sets to try out some of the instruments for yourself!

Happening at Sultan Gate Park: 

Enjoy a night out under the stars with a medley of independent Singapore films that explore the way heritage, culture and memory are woven through time.  

Short Films

by Objectifs
7.30 – 8.30pm
Four short films by Singaporean filmmakers— Singapore Panda by Sun Koh; The Perm by Wee Li Lin; Penghulu by Lilian Wang and Playgrounds by Ervin Han—take an often whimsical, sometimes wistful look at growing up in the ever-changing landscape of Singapore.


by M. Raihan Halim
8.45 – 10.30pm 
Raised in a strict household, Yasmin finds her passion when she begins to secretly take professional wrestling lessons. But when her secret threatens to be revealed, Yasmin will have to clothesline, pile-drive and slam her way through to keep her dream going and realise what she’s really meant to do in life. 

Happening at Malay Heritage Centre:

Tumpang Lalu (Passing Through)

by Projek Ujong Tanjong
9.30 – 10pm | Malay Heritage Centre Auditorium
A performance weaving music and theatre based on songs by Najib Soiman that discuss faith and cultural practice in the Malay community. Project Ujong Tanjong are a team of multi-disciplined artists under the Malay Heritage Centre Artist Residency Programme. 


Weave Through Arab Street

5 – 5.30pm | Rishi Handicrafts (5 Baghdad Street)
6pm - 6.45pm | 54 Arab Street
Register at:
Listen to the story of Rishi Handicrafts – the last basketry shop left in Kampong Gelam, and learn about the art of carpet making at one of the specialty stores in Arab Street.

New Opera Recital

by New Opera Singapore
5.35 – 6pm & 7 – 7.25pm | Scene Shang (263 Beach Road) 
Join Youth Opera Singers Corey Koh and Jasmine Grace Towndrow accompanied by Pianist Nhi Khanh as they present a classy programme at the equally classy Scene Shang for Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2018

SGMUSO Showcase

7pm onwards | So Gelam Market (Baghdad Street)
Catch three emerging Singapore musicians performing at the lawn of So Gelam Market on Baghdad Street: skilled fingerstyle guitarist Neil Chan, smooth RnB operator Niine, and soulful singer-songwriter Umar Sirhan.



Fri 27 Jul – Sun 29 Jul | Baghdad Street | Free
So Gelam Market is a colourful and fun bazaar set in idyllic Baghdad Street on the last weekend of each month. The street will be pedestrianised and transformed with tents, fairy lights, batik bunting 

Scents of Asia, Artistic Potpourri

7 Jun – 9 Sep 2018 | 2 – 7pm | Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street | Free
Closed on Mon, Tue & Public Holidays
Memory is often stimulated by fragrances and flavours. Scents of Asia invites the visitors to go beyond the surface of the modern Singapore to discover the charm of its glorious past. This group show brings together artworks by a selection of artists using different mediums and metaphors to talk about Asian history and identity. Artists featured include Nicola Anthony, Eddie Botha, Claire Deniau, Hélène Le Chatelier, Tania Nasr, Pang and Soe Soe 



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