Gardens by the Bay to deliver metaverse experiences with M1’s 5G

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is building a digital twin on the metaverse to provide immersive experiences at its indoor venues.

It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with M1 to provide 5G connectivity and Electronic Sports (ESPL) to develop the digital twin.

M1 and ESPL will work with Gardens by the Bay to enable metaverse experiences that complement the gardens’ physical offerings.

“With the enhanced 5G connectivity, we look forward to working with M1 and ESPL to create even more interactive and immersive experiences in Gardens by the Bay, offering a phygital option for event organisers to expand their reach beyond the physical confines of the venues here, to engage people from around the world,” said Lee Kok Fatt, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gardens by the Bay.

Armed with a 5G-enabled mobile device, the audience will be able to access the metaverse and catch music artistes performing in a real-time immersive environment.

“The ability to give audiences a live and immersive experience both physically and virtually has immense potential to deliver rich content on-the-go. We are excited to unlock new metaverse opportunities for the entertainment, MICE and tourism industries and help Gardens by the Bay become the garden of the future,” said Willis Sim, Chief Corporate Sales and Solutions Officer of M1.