It’s a month-long celebration of Singapore’s birthday! Singaporeans can continue with the celebrations with a virtual performance released by Gardens by the Bay.
The National Day Virtual Performance is set in the beta version of Gardens by the Bay’s Digital Twin, where iconic attractions such as the Supertree Grove have been digitally recreated by Electronic Sports Private Limited in a whimsical, futuristic backdrop.
Gardens’ National Day Virtual Performance
In this virtual performance, users can “step into” the virtual world and explore the Supertree Grove. The performance features the newly-released Mandarin song Take Flight (再度启航), performed by local artiste Jake Goh (吴家慷). The song, about overcoming difficulties to emerge stronger, is composed by Sun Xueling.
DCEO of Gardens by the Bay Lee Kok Fatt, said, “Gardens by the Bay’s Digital Twin enables us to explore many more ways to engage our audience beyond the confines of our physical space, and to offer interactive hybrid experiences for our visitors.”
Elaborating further, he said, “The Gardens by the Bay National Day Virtual Performance is the first showcase of an application of our Digital Twin. It allows concerts to be held digitally in the new post-Covid normal, where artistes can perform to large audiences without physical limitations. We are looking forward to offer this digital platform for collaboration with various technology and content partners, and are excited by the many possibilities for education and engagement.”
Stand a chance to win in a staycation when you watch Gardens’ National Day Virtual Performance
Viewers can watch the National Day Virtual Performance and participate in a contest that will run until 8 September 2021.
Simply answer a series of questions for a chance to win staycations at three hotels – Pan Pacific Singapore, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay and PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering.
How to watch Gardens’ National Day Virtual Performance
To interact and experience the virtual performance in the virtual world, The National Day Virtual Performance can be downloaded from the site here for installation on Windows computers or laptops. There is also the option to download the performance without the interactive element and enjoy it as a music video.
Gardens by the Bay’s Digital Twin is being developed on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the same game engine behind the globally popular game Fortnite.