Snap a selfie to win Samsung goodies

Visitors at The Straits Times' Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow exhibition held at the ArtScience Museum. The exhibition has received more than 134,000 visitors and ends on Sunday.
Visitors at The Straits Times' Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow exhibition held at the ArtScience Museum. The exhibition has received more than 134,000 visitors and ends on Sunday.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

A free exhibition at the ArtScience Museum showcasing Singapore's history through the pages of The Straits Times will run for only four more days, and those who make it in time might leave with gifts in hand.

By having a picture-perfect moment, one lucky visitor stands to win a set of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 4G+ smartphone and Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality device. The items are worth over $1,400 in total.

To win the set, visitors have to snap a selfie or wefie with the Samsung Gear VR at the #BuildSG2065 exhibition zone, set up by property giant CapitaLand in collaboration with The Straits Times to invite Singaporeans to envision the next 50 years. Participants will have to post their photographs on Twitter and Instagram, with the hashtag #BuildSG2065.

Ten other most popular photos will win 50,000 CapitaStar dollars, which can be used redeem CapitaLand vouchers, and one person will walk away with the grand prize.

In conjunction with its #BuildSG2065 showcase, CapitaLand is running its Send E-card and Donate For Hope initiative.

People are encouraged to write a National Day message to Singaporeans who will be celebrating the country's 100th birthday then.

The messages will be showcased in 2065.

For each card sent, CapitaLand gives $5 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which benefits underprivileged schoolgoing children.

Since it opened on July 17, The Straits Times' multimedia exhibition on Singapore's history, Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow Exhibition, has received more than 134,000 visitors.

It tells the story of the nation through photos, headlines and reports mined from the archives of the 170-year-old newspaper.

Co-curated by the museum and the newspaper, the exhibition will end on Sunday. The last admission will be at 6pm on that day.

Visitors to the exhibition during its closing weekend will also get the chance to join curator-led tours, at 11.30am and 5pm each day on Saturday and Sunday.

Leading the tours are two co-curators - ST's arts correspondent Huang Lijie and the museum's project manager Julia Vasko.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2015, with the headline 'Snap a selfie to win Samsung goodies'. Print Edition | Subscribe