PRESS RELEASE — As part of ‘May the 4th’ celebrations and to mark the 40th anniversary since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, a three-day extravaganza – STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival will take place at the Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay from May 4th to 6th. Organised by Esprimo and supported by Singapore Tourism Board, this festival celebrating the STAR WARS fandom will culminate with the inaugural STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2017 on the last evening.
As dusk fell, the towering trees lit up, tiny lights flickering like fireflies in between metal branches. Inspiring orchestra music started to play as the alien-like trees shifted colors. The blend of moving music and lights transformed the grove of metal trees into a magical rainforest. Everyone watched silently, their eyes transfixed at the spectacle above above. From below, I could see figures standing still along the curved skyway connecting the trees.
A rainforest under a glass dome, a waterfall you can reach through elevated walkways and a man-made mountain covered in dense vegetation.
I’m used to seeing natural waterfalls and mountains in just their raw, rugged environment, often far from the city and involving long travel times to get to. So it was amazing to be walking amidst skyscrapers one moment, then enter a dome that replicates the conditions typically found in tropical mountain regions. Continue reading