3 things not to miss at Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you festival

3 things not to miss at Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you festival
From May 4 to 6, head over to Gardens by the Bay's SuperTree Grove to take part in a Star Wars extravaganza, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the popular science fantasy series.
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Star Wars fans, it's time to dust off your lightsabers this weekend and show your allegiance to the Light or Dark side of the Force.

From May 4 to 6, head over to Gardens by the Bay's SuperTree Grove to take part in a Star Wars extravaganza, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the popular science fantasy series.

AsiaOne had a sneak peek of the festivities that kicked off on Star Wars Day (May 4), and here are our top picks:

1. Take selfies with Star Wars characters

As you roam the grounds, see Star Wars characters come to life, thanks to dedicated Star Wars fans in Singapore from the '501st Legion' and 'Rebel Legion'.

There's a high chance that you can rub shoulders with Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers, and if you're lucky, even catch an exciting lightsaber duel by performance group FightSaber.

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And if you've always wanted to meet Chewbacca or Kylo Ren, head over to the stage for a meet and greet session.

You may bump into your favourite character any time, so don't forget to ready your cameras for a selfie.

2. Enjoy a spectacular music and light show

When dusk falls, watch the SuperTrees and OCBC Skywalk come to life in a mesmerizing light show set against the epic Star Wars soundtrack.

We could hear the crowd cheer as iconic tunes such as The Imperial March played during the 15-minute-long Garden Rhapsody: Star Wars edition.

The SuperTrees also transform into SaberTrees - giant lightsabers - at night, casting light beams of up to 200m high into the sky.

The light show takes place daily at 7.45pm and 8.45pm till June 2.

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Watch the SuperTrees at Gardens by the Bay come to life in a mesmerizing light show set against the epic Star Wars soundtrack.

Posted by AsiaOne on Thursday, 4 May 2017

3. Check out the exhibitions

Exploring the Fan Zone, made us realise that there are many talented Star Wars fans in Singapore.

One of the booths here features redesigns of the classic Hasbro lightsaber by 40 fan artists.

At another booth, festival goers can get mini portraits doodled - Star Wars style, by local artist collective, Band of Doodlers.

You can purchase and bring these artworks home, and do your bit for charity at the same time.

The proceeds will be donated to the KKH Health Endowment Fund.

Star Wars: May the 4th be with you runs from May 4 to May 6, 3pm to 11pm.

Admission is free.

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Posted by AsiaOne on Thursday, 4 May 2017

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