Avatar Experience in Singapore

Pandora Here on Earth

This is the Avatar: The Experience held at the Cloud Forest of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. It’s a five month exhibition inside the forest dome and it is an immersive walk-through event inspired by the global blockbuster film, Avatar. So before going through this, I have watched the sequel movie and I was just in awe of the visuals the whole time – not once in 3 hours I have picked my phone and that says something. A total cinematic experience and it’s a must watch on IMAX and 3D.

Going back inside the Cloud Forest, the dome is very Pandora. The Cloud Forest shares a certain resemblance to the alien world Pandora, a landscape filled with greenery and waterfalls. And just like in the movie Avatar, it actually glows as soon as night falls. It will connect you with bioluminescent environments, the people of Pandora, flora, the hum of mythical creatures, and the sound of the waterfalls in the background. Even new creatures from the film, Avatar: The Way of the Water was included in this immersive walkthrough experience.

Using the 4,000 square metres Cloud Forest, they converted the dome as the Pandora here on earth. The minute you step inside the dome, the loud piercing cry of a Juvenile Mountain Banshee at the foot of the tallest indoor falls will welcome you. Here some photos I took and hope you like it.

Mountain Banshee of Avatar 2

Mountain Banshee are dragon-like aerial predators that are native to Pandora. We saw them from the first Avatar film used by the Na’vi for hunting from the air, traveling and during battle. These banshees lived deep within the Hallelujah Mountains.

⇧ The Fiddlehead is a giant fern-like plant. It’s coiled leaf unrolls into a large primitive single-leaved plant.

⇧ The Vein Pod.

⇧ The Sacred Space. This is a recreation of the Hometree where the Na’vi clans call it their home. Everything glows at night, the neon vines and Panopyra on Cloud Mountain light up blue and purple at night.

⇧ This herbivore creature is called an Angtsik or Hammerhead Titanothere. It bears the resemblance to a rhinoceros and a hammerhead shark and almost twice the size of a Terran elephant. It has a purple-blue fan on top that flares up as a threat signal.

⇧ The Viperwolf is small, hyena/wolf-like carnivore that has 6 legs that allows them to climb trees. Same as wolves, the vipwerwolves move in packs in hunting prey.

Tree Dwelling Prolemuris

⇧ The Prolemuris are non-aggressive tree dwellers that lives in the canopy and are similar to the monkeys of Earth. It has large orange eyes and a needle-sharp teeth to cut through tough plants as their food.

The Na’vi (The People)
Mother and Child.
Na’vi Family
Mother & Child
The People of Avatar
⇧Family catching a lizard.

⇧ Mythical creature Ilu from the sequel The Way of the Water. The Ilu is an intelligent and friendly creature that is common in the ocean.

Mountain Banshee

⇧ This is a life-size 6 meter tall animatronic banshee with a realistic and detailed appearance, authentic roars, and real-time reactions to it’s environment. They have 4 eyes – two primary eyes see in full colour and two secondary eyes see in near infrared for night hunting.

⇧ This is the 5th and final zone in the exhibition – The Pandora Celebration. The walkthrough entrance is a hallway of pink, luminescent tendrils similar to the sacred Tree of Souls before arriving to a massive multimedia show. Mainly, this is to celebrate the connections you have formed with the world of Avatar.

So have you watch “The Way of Water”? Did you enjoy the movie in general? Would love to hear from you guys.

That’s s all for now and hope to see you again on my next posting. Thanks!

The Avatar: The Experience in Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay is open until March 31, 2023. For more informations click here.

  1. Wow they did a really good job here! I watched the film a long time ago so don’t remember much but the scenery really looks the same. The mother and child are beautiful and so well done. The vein pod is so realistic too!

  2. I saw the first part Avatar when it came to theatres again in 2022. And within a few months, I saw The Way of the Water. What fabulous movies. And the exhibition is a good tribute. The effects look so similar, especially the mother and child. Even the banshee is amazing. Overall, really enjoyed this display through your photographs.

  3. The place does look surreal. And to have recreated it this way is quite ingenious. I haven’t yet seen the sequel but I am sure after reading this I am gonna hunt it and watch it. I love the way they have created the mom with the baby against those greens. Loved your pictures too.

  4. I have only seen the first Avatar, and that was so long time ago, but seeing these pictures, the movie came back to life in my memory. How amazing that they decided to do a temporary exhibition that allows you to immerse yourself in the world of Avatar. Those creatures look so realistic! Now I want to see the sequel as well.

    1. Thanks Joanna! Although it’s a 3 hour long movie, you should see it and enjoy an incredible visual feast.

  5. We found the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore fascinating. And I can imagine an Avatar experience would be stunning there. So amazing to wander through and see the different things from the movie. All I can say is “wow” as I looked at your photos. It almost makes me what to catch a plane to Singapore.

  6. I am incredibly impressed and in awe of this striking Avatar exhibition. Each piece of art appears to be extremely real and intricate. The creation of “Mother and Child” is my favorite. This is a special experience that everyone, especially the kids, will love. Fans of Avatar should check this out!

  7. This is a cool temporary exhibition! And I think it was the right time to bring back tourists to Singapore after Covid. I can imagine you felt like you walk into the Pandora once you enter the exhibition. Super cool!

  8. Wow this exhibition looks absolutely incredible! I would love to visit the Gardens in Singapore especially when this is on but even if it’s finished, these photos are gorgeous and looks like such a special experience.

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