Night Out At The National Museum of Singapore

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.

Plants.

Contrasting leaves.

Purple flower. Sky vine.

Self-portrait among plants.Balancing the phone for a selfie.

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.

Maxi Eyes coloured contact lenses. Magic Purple contacts.

Selfie of striped purple and grey outfit.Disjointed outfit photo and my purple eyes.

Butterfly on a plant.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.

Patrons at the Night Out at the National Museum of Singapore.

Ren at the entrance of Singapura: 700 years exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Shasha.Photo by Shasha.

Shasha & Ruru at the Singapura: 700 Years exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.

Outfit photo: Zara striped top, purple plaid tights, Dav black rubber rain booties, T-Shirt & Jeans tribal print backpack. Photo by Ruru.Photo by Ruru.

Japanese occupation period during World War II at the Singapura: 700 Years exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.The Japanese occupation during World War II.

Reproductions of Japanese textbooks taught in Singapore during World War II at the Singapura: 700 Years exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.Reproductions of Japanese textbooks taught in Singapore during World War II.

Reproduction sketches by W R M Haxworth, a prisoner of war in Singapore during World War II.Reproduction sketches by W R M Haxworth, a prisoner of war in Singapore during World War II.

Diorama of the 1962 Merger Referendum at the Singapura: 700 Years exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.Diorama of the 1962 Merger Referendum, which resulted in Singapore briefly joining Malaysia.

Ren at an old-school merry go round at the Singapura: 700 Years exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Ruru.This merry-go-round brings back so many childhood memories. I used to love playing on this and getting Pa to push us round and round. Photo by Ruru.

Outfit photo: Zara striped top, purple plaid tights, Dav black rubber rain booties, T-Shirt & Jeans tribal print backpack. Photo by Ruru.Photo by Ruru.

Collage of wefies from Ruru, Ren, and Shasha. Photos by Ruru.We always get up into some photographic shenanigans. Photo by Ruru.

OUTFIT
Top from Zara
Tights from a cart stall
Boots from Dav
Coloured contacts from Maxi Eyes

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