View Singapore's national monuments in 3D at Raffles Hotel arcade

A 3D image of the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.
A 3D image of the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALBERTO FANELLI AND NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
A 3D image of Sri Mariamman Temple that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.
A 3D image of Sri Mariamman Temple that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALBERTO FANELLI AND NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
A 3D image of Sultan Mosque that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.
A 3D image of Sultan Mosque that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALBERTO FANELLI AND NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
A 3D image of Yueh Hai Ching Temple that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.
A 3D image of Yueh Hai Ching Temple that was created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALBERTO FANELLI AND NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli speaking with a guest at the 3D photo exhibition at the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade.
Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli speaking with a guest at the 3D photo exhibition at the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade.PHOTO: COURTESY OF RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE
A guest using anaglyph 3D glasses to view a stereographic image at the exhibition.
A guest using anaglyph 3D glasses to view a stereographic image at the exhibition.PHOTO: COURTESY OF RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The public will be able to explore different architectural features of some of the country's national monuments in 3D as part of a new exhibition.

Called "In Sight", the Preservation of Sites and Monuments' showcase will run from Saturday (May 7) to May 20 at the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade.

The images of 27 national monuments were created by Italian photographer Alberto Fanelli.

With anaglyph 3D glasses , visitors will get to study the carefully restored ornamentations on the roof of the 1826 Yueh Hai Ching temple or explore the interiors of the 1870s Maghain Aboth Synagogue - the oldest surviving synagogue in South-east Asia.

Other structures featured in the exhibition include schools and former Government buildings such as the former St Joseph's Institution and the former Supreme Court.

Ms Jean Wee, the director of the PSM division under the National Heritage Board, said the exhibition offers the public a different way to experience the country's national monuments. She said the stereographic images focus on selected architectural features such as close-ups of the gopuram (tower) of South Indian Hindu temples and the chhatri (domed-shaped pavillions) at Sultan Mosque.

She added: "It invites the public to get up close and personal, and in taking a second look, perhaps, form new insights into our built architectural heritage."

The exhibition will also travel to libraries, community centres and schools.