I’m never keen on venturing out of the house at night, but one thing I love about coming back to Singapore is that the night time doesn’t seem so scary. Shops close at 9pm (or later during the weekends), food is plenty 24/7, and sometimes, public institutions throw a huge party by opening its doors till the wee hours of the night. The National Museum of Singapore is cool for hosting various night activities, one of which Shasha, Ruru, and I took advantage of a few weeks ago. I was early for our meetup though, so I took a tour around a small garden in town first.
This was also the first time I wore my new purple-coloured contacts from Spectacle Hut! They had a promotional sale of 4 pairs for the price of 2; it was a pretty cool deal. I used to get purple contacts from Freshlook (examples here & here), but much prefer the balance between vibrancy and blending of the purple in Magic Violet from Maxi Eyes, Spectacle Hut’s house brand.
The garden had a eerie amount of butterflies. I’m afraid of those deceptive buggers, but it was still pretty surreal to have a kaleidoscope of butterflies flutter about when I disturbed their resting spot by accident. It felt like I was in a fairytale.
Night fell, and we headed off to our Night Out At The National Museum of Singapore. The National Museum usually closes at 6pm, but it extended its hours to midnight for the event which included an outdoor movie screening, independent stalls selling food and designed knick-knacks, and of course the current special exhibit, Singapura: 700 Years.