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How to escape Switzerland’s fog with SWISS (Sponsored)

SWISS Sun Installation at Zurich Main Station

Do you know this feeling when the bright sun hits you after stepping off an airplane? For me, it means that I have finally arrived in a warm destination with an abundance of sunshine.

For instance, I recall disembarking at Honolulu, a typical island airport with a palm tree lined runway and tropical plants in the terminal. The midday sun was yellow and bright, and the airflow felt like straight out of a hairdryer.

Or take BKK airport before departing for Switzerland. There, I stayed in the taxi drop-off zone until the very last minute before boarding! I had a really hard time saying goodbye to the orange tinted Bangkok sun, knowing what would await me in Zürich: a layer of persistent fog.

This January, we all get to escape the fog thanks to SWISS!

The airline SWISS flies directly from ZRH to all kinds of sunny destinations: Dubai, Johannesburg, Miami, or Singapore.

And to drive home the mood boosting qualities of a getaway to the sun, SWISS is moving into Zürich’s main station with a huge installation. I was among the first to experience this cool display, and I would describe it as “the sun above the clouds”.

SWISS Sun Installation at Zurich Main Station

Imagine a platform of about 170 square meters, or the size of two 3.5 bedroom apartments. Now, add a semi transparent fabric which effortlessly floats above, simulating the clouds and fog which cover Switzerland these days.

And finally, behind the white fabric, there is a “sun” made up of a large globe dotted with LED lamps. As time passes, the sun will shine in changing light temperatures from warm to cool, beautifully reflecting in the cloud.

This is my all-time favorite color composition:

SWISS Sun Installation at Zurich Main Station

I really loved the experience of walking around this large exhibit, and I am convinced that you will, too!

Stop by between classes, on your lunch break or while transferring trains. Imagine a place you would like to visit someday (it’s Singapore for me!) and take some pictures to participate in the social media contest. Ten lucky winners will be rewarded with 1000 franc flight vouchers!

How to experience the SWISS solar exhibit in Zürich:

Where: Zürich Main Station
When: Tuesday, Jan 8, through Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
What: Win 10×1 SWISS flights valued at 1000 francs each. Simply take a picture of the exhibit and share it on social media with the hashtag #flyswiss.

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(This endorsement is in collaboration with our friends at SWISS.)

SWISS Sun Installation at Zurich Main Station

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor, and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of Swiss Travel Communicators. Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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