Book tickets for SG50 finale expo from Nov

The lattice pattern of a structure (above) for the Future Of Us show evokes the effect of sunlight coming through trees. (Above left) An artist's impression of the structure.
The lattice pattern of a structure (above) for the Future Of Us show evokes the effect of sunlight coming through trees. PHOTOS: LAU FOOK KONG, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
The lattice pattern of a structure (above) for the Future Of Us show evokes the effect of sunlight coming through trees. (Above left) An artist's impression of the structure.
An artist's impression of the structure.PHOTOS: LAU FOOK KONG, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

People can start booking tickets from tomorrow for a special exhibition that caps the year-long SG50 celebrations.

The Future Of Us exhibition, which offers ideas on how Singaporeans could be living in future, will open at Gardens by the Bay on Dec 1 and run till March 8, from 9am to 9pm daily, including weekends and public holidays.

The government committee organising the exhibition said yesterday that one of the goals of the show is to get Singaporeans to "actively participate in steering Singapore to the future".

To that end, the exhibition will have regular dialogues to discuss, for example, the types of transport or housing for Singapore in future.

Different government agencies and other organisations will host these sessions. A schedule of the sessions will be announced closer to the launch of the exhibition.

Among the exhibits is a "digital wishing-well", for people to write their hopes for the country on a tablet - these will be projected onto the ceiling for others to read.

Others on display include the "Theatre of Generations", which tells a short story about Singapore's history over three generations.

The organiser urged people to think about their role and place in Singapore before going to the exhibition. They can do so by submitting their thoughts on the exhibition's website.

The website will also feature an "Ideas Bank", a selection of articles by academics, social influencers and advocates in fields such as the arts and technology.

Tickets for the exhibition, to be launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Nov 29, are free and available on www.thefutureofus.sg. Each person can book up to eight tickets each time and for any day of the following month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2015, with the headline 'Book tickets for SG50 finale expo from Nov'. Print Edition | Subscribe