The Future Of Us exhibition to open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the Bay

An artist's impression of The Future of Us exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, which opens on Dec 1.
An artist's impression of The Future of Us exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, which opens on Dec 1. PHOTO: THE FUTURE OF US

SINGAPORE - The Future Of Us exhibition, which caps the country's SG50 celebrations, will open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the Bay.

Members of the public can book tickets for the free exhibition, which runs till March 8 next year, from Sunday (Nov 1) via the newly-launched The Future of Us website

The exhibition, which offers a glimpse of how Singaporeans can live, work, learn and care in the future, has been touted as an "immersive and multi-sensory experience" and will open daily from 9am to 9pm (last admission at 8.30pm).

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will launch the exhibition on Nov 29.

There will be six immersive and interactive zones that are accessible to visitors of all ages. For instance, the Theatre Of Generations allows visitors to follow the life journey of ordinary Singaporeans in a 360-degree dome projection, while Home Tomorrow is an experiential space where creative innovations and lifestyle concepts demonstrate the kind of community Singapore could build in the future.


An artist's impression of the Theatre Of Generations (left) and Home Tomorrow zones. PHOTOS: THE FUTURE OF US

Said Mr Gene Tan, the exhibition's creative director: "The future possibilities featured in the exhibition are also inspired by what Singaporeans have imagined in all aspects of our lives as individuals and as a people, and the way we could reach out to others regardless of who we are and where we come from."

Before attending it, would-be visitors are encouraged to post their hopes for Singapore's future, as well as their own envisioned role, on the website's "What is your dream for Singapore's future" feature.

Submissions will be categorised into five themes - Our Community, Our Environment, Our Identity, Our Opportunities, and Our Well-being.

 

Another feature of the website, called the "Ideas Bank", will showcase a selection of written contributions by leading thought leaders in various fields, such as former Foreign Minister George Yeo, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Kishore Mahbubani and musician Dick Lee.

As part of the campaign leading up to the exhibition, a light-hearted parody video envisioning Singapore's future was also launched on The Future Of Us Facebook page on Sept 16.

The clip, which features two coffee shop uncles and a makcik (Malay auntie) singing to the tune of National Day Parade theme song Count On Me, has since chalked up over 240,000 views.