First Festival at the Fort brings to life history and legends of Fort Canning Park
23 Jan 2018
Over 50 free programmes to be held over two weeks, including Rockestra®
Park-goers can look forward to the first Festival at the Fort to be held over two weekends on 3, 4, 10 and 11 February 2018. The festival will feature a variety of free family-friendly activities at Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Centre and Cox Terrace. The Festival will present the legends and rich history of Fort Canning Park through guided walks, talks and performances. There will also be plant and merchandise sales, a movie screening and a variety of food and beverage options available during the Festival.
Some new activities include:
- “Secrets of the Forbidden Hill” performances – this is a commissioned indoor performance that will bring to life the legends of the last kings of Singapura with colourful characters, music, costumes and props;
- “The Lost Visitors and the Descendant of the Last Sultan” roving performances – through this commissioned interactive outdoor performance, visitors get to understand the rich history of Fort Canning with two lost visitors as they find their way around and meet the descendant of the last Sultan; and,
- Market Place - for those looking for plants or orchids for Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day, the Festival will offer a plant market alongside other merchandise and local F&B options.
In conjunction with the Festival, NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra® will be held at Fort Canning Green on 3 February 2018, from 6.30pm till late. The first in the 2018 series, this concert is themed “Saturday Night Retro Fever”. Concert-goers will enjoy singing along to their favourite hits from the 60s to the 90s performed by Jack & Rai, O.K Ready, Shagies, and ShiLi & Adi. In line with the retro theme of the concert, artistes JAWN x M1LDL1FE and Umar x Dru Chen from The Great Singapore Replay will be performing reimagined Singapore hits from yesteryears. There will also be F&B options available during the concert. The Rockestra® concert is proudly presented by Temasek and Gold Sponsor Ascendas-Singbridge Gives Foundation, and will be hosted by Justin Misson.
To receive updates leading up to Festival at the Fort and Rockestra®, please SMS FF18 and Rock08 respectively to 77275. Alternatively, please visit www.nparks.gov.sg/FestivalAtTheFort and www.nparks.gov.sg/concertseries for more information.