Future Of Us exhibition to close next Tuesday

A national exhibition that envisions daily living in the year 2030 will close next Tuesday, and its organisers are pulling out all stops to draw people to the show at Gardens by the Bay this weekend.

There will be cosplayers in futuristic costumes, as well as trick-eye 3D artwork and a Chingay float inspired by the exhibition called The Future Of Us.

Also on display are selected artworks by members of the public, some as young as eight years old, on Singapore's future landscape.

Organisers of The Future Of Us exhibition said yesterday that more than 360,000 have visited the exhibition since it opened last December. It is the last major event on the SG50 calendar of Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The exhibition's creative director Gene Tan said some visitors have told his team the exhibition has inspired them to "do something about our future".

He expressed his gratitude to volunteers who have helped to run and manage the show.

One of them is retiree Lai Kwok Wah, formerly a senior engineer at national water agency PUB.

He celebrated his 65th birthday at the exhibition as a volunteer guide, the organisers said.

Mr Lai said the exhibition has allowed him, a member of the older generation, to "share what the past was like with the younger generation". It also allowed him to look to the future, he added.

The exhibition is walking distance of the Bayfront MRT station. Admission is free.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2016, with the headline 'Future Of Us exhibition to close next Tuesday'. Print Edition | Subscribe