The Future of Us exhibits get new lease of life

The iconic lion - a 4m-tall sculpture meant to represent Singapore - from The Future of Us exhibition has been installed at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, where it will stand tall for the next two to three months.
The iconic lion - a 4m-tall sculpture meant to represent Singapore - from The Future of Us exhibition has been installed at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, where it will stand tall for the next two to three months.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Several displays from an exhibition that envisioned daily living in the year 2030 have been given a new lease of life.

The exhibits from The Future of Us exhibition, which capped Singapore's Jubilee celebrations last year, have re-emerged at two separate locations: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and S'pore Discovery Centre (SDC).

The exhibition, held at Gardens by the Bay, had been attended by more than 400,000 people from December last year to March this year.

Highly popular was the iconic lion - a 4m-tall sculpture meant to represent Singapore. It was a magnet for selfie enthusiasts.

It has been installed at Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park, where it will stand tall for the next two to three months.

A replica of it will be placed at the entrance of the SDC in Jurong.

The centre has also adopted two defence-related exhibits - a hologram display and a video that provides a glimpse into the Singapore Armed Forces' future military capabilities and technologies.

These will be on show at the Permanent Exhibits Gallery in SDC's Security Pavilion, which highlights Singapore's security challenges. All the exhibits are free for Singaporeans and permanent residents to see.

As for the award-winning lattice structure which housed the exhibition, it will stay at Gardens by the Bay as a community events space.

The next event under its roof will be the Singapore Garden Festival next month.

As for the rest of the exhibition's contents, these can be seen online, with selected videos on the exhibi- tion's Facebook and YouTube pages.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2016, with the headline 'The Future of Us exhibits get new lease of life'. Print Edition | Subscribe