Go to your neighbourhood for a walk at 10pm and stay for at least 15 minutes each at the darkest spot and the brightest spot.
The HDB block across from where my mother lives has an interesting night scene. On one side, the 24-hour coffee shop—which was recently renovated and now has very bright lighting—bustles with activity well past midnight. On the other side, the passageway resembles a dim alley after the restaurant there closes at 10pm. What does your neighbourhood look/feel like at night?
The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Night Lighting Master Plan for the Civic District and Bras Basah.Bugis aims to achieve a nightscape that is “unique and three-dimensional”. It posits that “[g]ood night lighting can help to transform the image of the city by improving the appearance of the city at night and extend the life of the city after dark”. Broadly classified into classic and contemporary buildings, it recommends that “nightly lighting shall be elegant, tasteful and sensitive to the architecture of the building and well-coordinated with the overall night time streetscape”.