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‘Northern Lights’ coming to Supertree Grove in May

In 2024, occurrences of the Northern Lights will be at an all-time high in more than two decades, due to the peak of the solar cycle. However, one must travel to the far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland to catch the light display.

But Singapore can soon get a feel of the natural phenomenon from May 5, when a new light installation called Borealis makes its debut at Gardens by the Bay.

During an exclusive preview on April 22, The Straits Times got a glimpse into how the light experience by Switzerland-based artist Dan Acher recreates the auroras right here in Singapore.

Thirty lasers and machines that generate cloud particles are mounted on the trunks of the Supertrees to create the effect of the Northern Lights shrouding the entire centre of Supertree Grove, appearing to hover high above the ground.

The installation will be accompanied by a dreamy soundtrack specially scored by French composer Guillaume Desbois.

The immersive experience has so far travelled to 40 cities in Europe, Australia, US and Asia.

It will run here from 9pm to 9.30pm every Saturday and Sunday, and on Mondays from 8pm to 8.30pm, and entrance is free.

It will join the staple line-up of night activities at Supertree Grove, such as the nightly Garden Rhapsody light and sound show.