The Future Of Us exhibition opens its doors to the public

The Future Of Us exhibition opens on Dec 1, 2015 at the Gardens by the Bay.
The Future Of Us exhibition opens on Dec 1, 2015 at the Gardens by the Bay.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
Visitors taking a selfie in one of the exhibition domes part of the Future of Us exhibition.
Visitors taking a selfie in one of the exhibition domes part of the Future of Us exhibition.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
The first group of visitors to the exhibition at 9am on Dec 1, 2015.
The first group of visitors to the exhibition at 9am on Dec 1, 2015.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
The first group of visitors to the exhibition at 9am on Dec 1, 2015.
The first group of visitors to the exhibition at 9am on Dec 1, 2015.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
The first group of visitors to the exhibition at 9am on Dec 1, 2015.
The first group of visitors to the exhibition at 9am on Dec 1, 2015.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
Visitors swinging at an installation part of the Future of Us exhibition.
Visitors swinging at an installation part of the Future of Us exhibition.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN

SINGAPORE - Driverless cars, holographic telecommunications and urban farming designs.

These are among ideas showcased at The Future Of Us, a free exhibition envisioning what daily life will be like in 2030, which opened at Gardens by the Bay on Tuesday (Dec 1).

More than 8,100 people streamed in to the event - one of the last of this year's SG50 celebrations - which looks at innovative developments in areas such as housing, healthcare and transport.

Housewife Imelda Lim, 44, and her daughter Lynn Lai, eight, were one of the first to explore the exhibition's six interactive zones.

"I'm interested in finding out about the future of healthcare and education in Singapore, given that we are facing the challenge of a rapidly ageing population today," said Ms Lim.

They were welcomed by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, chairman of the SG50 steering committee.

More than 100 public, private and people sector organisations have been working with the exhibition team in curating the content to come up with possible solutions for smart living in the future. The Home Tomorrow zone, for example, showcases various urban farming designs, while the immersive exhibit Symphony Of The City explores alternative transport solutions such as the use of electric vehicles.

"The Future Of Us seeks to stimulate our imagination, encourages us to share our dreams, and inspires us to work together. I hope that this exhibition will catalyse new ideas and new ways of doing things such that everyone could come together to build a better future," said Mr Heng.

More than 85 per cent of tickets for December are already booked.

The exhibition will run till March 2016, and tickets can be booked one month in advance at www.thefutureofus.sg.

yuensin@sph.com.sg