Singapore Gets Its Very First Borealis Northern Lights Amongst the Supertrees In May

Singaporeans and tourists alike can now experience the aurora borealis light show, most commonly found in countries nearer the Arctic and Antartic circles. ‘Borealis’ will be showing at the Supertree Grove from today onwards. However, this time, there will be no frigid temperatures associated with the northern lights. Visitors do not have to brave strong winds to see such an experience as well.

Borealis As Viewed By Visitors Of Gardens By The Bay. Photo Taken by Lim YaoHui From The Straits Times.

Created by Switzerland-based artist Dan Archer, ‘Borealis’ is an outdoor art installation made from different layers of light and cloud particles, supposedly to mimic the magical beauty of the natural northern lights in other places around the world. This spectacle is accompanied by an atmospheric soundtrack by French composer Guillaume Desbois. This iteration of Borealis is made to reflect the peak of light activity during the 20 year aurora borealis cycle, as this year will see the highest amount of aurora activity for the next 20 years. 

The natural elements of Singapore’s weather such as the humidity, temperature and variations in wind speed create slightly different experiences with each show, similar to how it would feel like to experience the aurora borealis in real life.

The ‘Borealis’ light and music installation has traversed the globe across Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. This is the first time that this experience is playing in Singapore.

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Show Timings & Admission

You can catch the Borealis show at the Supertree Grove every Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Mondays – 8:00PM to 8:30PM

Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00PM to 9:30PM

Admission is free for all visitors to watch.

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