Issue 112


Grassroots with passion

Openness–Wehavealwaysbeenopen to trade, people, cultures, technology, and more, and that kept us very much connected to the region and theworld. As people arrived over the centuries to trade, work and live, we thrived and grew. Multiculturalism – We were always made up of different communities who came out of necessity or opportunity. People of many cultures came, shared their traditions and food, which resulted in our diverse, multicultural society today. Self-determination – We have been fought over by regional and global powers. We have also faced many challenges in our history. Yet individuals, communities and, finally, our nation have risen in the spirit of enterprise and self-determination to chart our destiny. “From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience” “From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience” is the centrepiece event of the bicentennial year. A two-part showcase, it takes visitors back in time to witness key moments in Singapore’s 700-year history. Set in the historic Fort Canning Park, The Bicentennial Experience comprises an indoor multimedia, immersive journey called Time Traveller, and an outdoor exploratory trail featuring eight interactive pavilions and installations called Pathfinder. The Bicentennial Experience is open to the public from 1 June to 15 September 2019. Since its opening, visitors have shared glowing reviews of the showcase. Survey findings consistently show over 95 per cent of visitors rating The Bicentennial Experience a positive one, with over 92 per cent indicating that they will recommend it to others. Tickets are free and available for booking online at www. For bookings of groups of more than 12, please write to hello.ticketing@ The showcase runs daily from 9am – 9pm and there are free shuttle buses easily available for improved accessibility. More information is available on thewebsite. The narration in theTime Traveller is in English, with vernacular audio guides available in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil (subject to availability). These three traits have led us to evolve from just a place with a great location to a people with a unique identity.

Author: Singapore Bicentennial Office Photos: Kingsmen Exhibits Pte Ltd

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