Under the Five Trees: A Sunset Tour

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National Gallery Singapore

1 Saint Andrew's Road

Singapore, 178957

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Under the Five Trees is an audio and environmental installation spread across Esplanade Park that reflects on the spaces within the area and their histories. It was created by a team of writers, performers, designers and musicians for Light to Night Festival 2019. Join co-director and writer Ben Slater as he leads you on a sunset tour of the five installation sites, explaining the process behind the project and sharing stories about the park’s vibrant past.

Tour dates: Fri–Sun 26–28 April
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Meeting place: National Gallery Singapore, Coleman Street Entrance


Note: Please wear comfortable shoes, bring your own smartphones with internet connection and your own headphones. You will need to scan the QR codes there using the Gallery Explorer App or your QR code scanner. The tour will continue as usual in the event of a light rain. However, if a heavy downpour occurs and that conditions are not safe for the visitors, the tour will be cancelled.

More information about Under the Five Trees can be found here.


About Ben Slater

Ben Slater co-wrote the audio tours Desire Paths (2003) and Ghostwalking (2010) and has been a script editor and consultant on several feature films such as Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy’s HELEN (2008) and Mister John (2013) and Ho Tzu Nyen’s HERE (2009). He wrote the screenplay for the short film The Legend of the Impacts (2012), co-wrote the feature film CAMERA (2014) and co-directed the documentary Tony’s Long March (2015). Slater teaches narrative and screenwriting at Nanyang Technological University.

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Where is the gathering point of the tour?

We will gather at the Coleman Street entrance of the National Gallery at 7.00pm. From there, we will then walk to the Esplanade Park, which is just five minutes away. After the tour, we will then disperse from the Esplanade Park, or return back to the Gallery, or the MRT station.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is recommended for years 16 and above.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend taking public transportation to the Gallery, we are accessible by a lot of buses and the City Hall MRT station is the closest to us. If you need to drive, there is a basement carpark at the Gallery.


What will happen if it rains?

The tour will continue as usual in the event of a light rain. However, if a heavy downpour occurs and that conditions are not safe for the visitors, the tour will be cancelled. You may not be informed in advance if the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions.

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