A walk through pages of history

The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics.
The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics.
The first-ever issue of The Straits Times. The brittle eight-page edition, printed using a hand-operated press on July 15, 1845, was transferred from the National Library Board rare collection's section to the ArtScience Museum for the exhibition. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics.
Children (above) sliding down the wall of an exhibition room in the ArtScience Museum. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics.
Visitors (above) looking at old editions of The Straits Times reporting on the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee fire. The blaze on May 25 left 2,833 families comprising 15,694 people homeless. T PHOTOS: JOYCE FANG, DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics.
The exhibition mines the 170-year-old archives of The Straits Times and tells the familiar story of Singapore in a fresh way, sometimes using videos.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
The exhibition gives visitors a taste of Singapore through themes based on the different sections of The Straits Times. The "Home" section features reports on housing, education, transport, defence, health and environment issues, among other topics.
At the virtual reality station of the exhibition, visitors can use Samsung Gear VR devices to enjoy an immersive viewing experience. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

It went through the world wars, changes in governments and racial riots - and lived to tell the tales. Now, 170 years on, The Straits Times, in collaboration with the ArtScience Museum, has launched an exhibition chronicling the paper's and Singapore's history since 1845. Called Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow, the free exhibition was officially launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in July and will run until Oct 4 at the ArtScience Museum. The show features stories, photos and videos from the paper's extensive archives. An extremely rare first issue of the broadsheet, on loan from the National Library Board, is also on display at the exhibition.


SINGAPORE STORIES: THEN, NOW, TOMORROW

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue

MRT: Bayfront station

WHEN: Till Oct 4, 10am - 7pm

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: www.marinabaysands. com/ArtScienceMuseum

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2015, with the headline 'A walk through pages of history'. Print Edition | Subscribe