Rain can't dampen this Bicentennial showcase

Indoor rain, pilgrim 'boat' and travellator among interactive experience's features

Creative directors Michael Chiang and Beatrice Chia-Richmond take us behind the scenes of the Bicentennial Experience, which will be held at Fort Canning Centre from June 1 to Sept 15.
From left: Curator Chang Yueh Siang with creative directors Beatrice Chia-Richmond and Michael Chiang at the Emporium of the East, which features giant, 3D-printed replicas of trading goods.
From left: Curator Chang Yueh Siang with creative directors Beatrice Chia-Richmond and Michael Chiang at the Emporium of the East, which features giant, 3D-printed replicas of trading goods.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Water will rain down on visitors as part of a segment depicting the modern history of Singapore in an interactive showcase at the Fort Canning Centre, starting next month. The waterworks represent Singaporeans' spirit of resilience, said the show's creative director Beatrice Chia-Richmond.

She said this trait was evident in the 1968 National Day Parade where marching contingents and performers continued with the show despite the downpour, to cheers from the crowd. Umbrellas will be provided for the water segment of the showcase.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'Rain can't dampen this Bicentennial showcase'. Print Edition | Subscribe