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Singapore heritage buffs get tunnel vision thanks to Google Glass

Published on May 15, 2014 3:56 PM

History buffs can now crawl through the Marsiling Tunnels, used by the Japanese during World War II, all from the comfort of their computer screen.

The National Heritage Board (NHB) struck an agreement with Google Singapore which allowed the agency access to its Google Glass prototype - a lightweight eyewear computer which lets wearers film what they see.

NHB researcher John Kwok, 36, wore the glasses as he clambered through the entrance to the 70-year-old tunnels and filmed a six-minute video which was uploaded to the board's YouTube channel on Wednesday

It is the first in a series of nine NHB videos to be filmed using Google Glass technology.

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