Discover a multi-sensory immersive garden
Journey through Singapore’s history, set in a unique garden filled with immersive experiences that integrate nature with the modern world. Discover how haptic musical plants, food, drinks and cultural exploration come together to commemorate the 2019 Singapore Bicentennial.
2019 is an important year for Singapore as it commemorates its Bicentennial – the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore in 1819 – a key turning point in the country’s history. As part of the commemoration, Singapore is landing in London with an immersive, multi-sensorial experience, set to take visitors on a techno - natural odyssey at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate EC2, from 13 – 15 June 2019.
The event is curated by leading Singaporean and UK creative agencies, In The Wild and Bompas & Parr. Together, they have created an experience through the eyes of travellers past, present and future, that casts a wider lens on the spirit of discovery, openness of exchange in a dynamic city, and enduring relations between the UK & Singapore.
An innovative showcase of multi-sensory experiences designed by Singapore talents, this event will offer visitors a slice of Singapore’s arts, music, dining and cocktail scene. Featuring an internationally renowned cast of Singaporean artists, chefs and mixologists, this techno-garden is an opportunity to discover the sights, sounds and tastes of historic and contemporary Singapore, as well as experience the sense of discovery that early visitors to the island felt in their hearts when they first set foot on the island. It will depict what Singapore has experienced over 700 years – from the 14th century to the 21st century – and how key events in 1819 began a lifelong love affair between Singapore and the UK.
Limited portions of Singaporean food and cocktails will be available at £6.00 each, so arrive early to get the chance to try Michelin starred chef Malcolm Lee’s inspired Peranakan dishes – flavours and tastes that are unique to Singapore along with botanical cocktails from a creative collaboration between Native (No.13 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 and recently voted No. 4 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019) and Lyaness, one of London’s finest drinking establishments. You’ll also have the opportunity to try the classic Singapore Sling from Raffles Hotel Singapore, which reopens its doors in August this year.