DigiMuse Presents at National Museum of Singapore

A day at the National Museum of Singapore, you can learn more about the history, heritage and culture of Singapore through modern digital technology such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI). With the launch of DigiMuse Presents at National Museum of Singapore, visitors from the kids to adults, can learn and understand more about Singapore through the such innovative technology-enabled experiential learning. DigiMuse Presents is now taking place at the National Museum of Singapore, there are seven digitally-led protoype projects that makes a visitor’s tour of National Museum of Singapore exhibitions and galleries very interesting …

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Singapore Food Festival 2018 is back from 13 to 29 July!

Food lovers around the world alert! The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back! This annual food event in Singapore is not to be missed for all foodie lovers, with its delicious food programmes and a exciting line up of delicious food events during the Singapore Food Festival 2018, taking place from 13th to 29th July! This Singapore Food Festival 2018 is going to feature both traditional and contemporary cuisines of Singapore! Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “It has been an amazing 25-year journey for the Singapore Food Festival. Over the years, the …

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Armenian Heritage Gallery Singapore

The Armenian Church Singapore is Singapore’s oldest Church, built in 1835. In the early 1830s, there were an increasing number of Aremnian families growing due to the growing Southeast Asia business and expansion opportunities. A place of worship for the Armenian community in Singapore was deemed necessary, therefore the land was acquired in 1833 from the colonial government of that time. While majority of the funds were raised by Armenians in Singapore, the funds came from Aremenians of Calcutta and Java. The Church was consecrated and dedicated to St. Gregory the Illuminator, the patron saint and the first official head …

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The Little Prince is now in Singapore!

The Little Prince is in town, have you heard of him? At the back of my mind, who is this “Little Prince”? Is he a royalty? Is he a real person or is he fictional? Prior to visiting The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, that were some of the questions that occupied my mind. Upon entering into The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition, I was brought into another world (of fantasy, travel, adventure and writing), just as what the author, French aviator Antoine de Saint Exupery would want to open it to and …

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Explore Singapore’s National Monuments through Lego bricks and blocks

Eight mininatures of Singapore’s National Monuments, made up of more than 110,000 Lego bricks, designed and built by My Little Brick Shop Pte Ltd, over a period of seven months. This is a very special and unique exhibition, that would attract both young and old, learning  Singapore’s National Monuments, their history and heritage through Lego. Organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division of the National Heritage Board (NHB), this is part of the PSM’s efforts to raise awareness of Singapore’s buildings history and heritage, using Lego bricks and blocks, to learn and deepen understanding of Singapore’s buildings …

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Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography

Nowadays, photography has become a widespread movement with the proliferation of digital photography and smartphone photography. From the selfies, wefies and photographs we took with our smartphones, not to mention photographs shot with digital compact cameras, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, the total number of photographs that we are taking today is really phenomenal. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8billion digital images every single day. Now, think back, how did photography came about and in which year? How was the early days of photography like? Photographs provided us with a lot …

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Exploring Angkor at Asian Civilisations Museum

An ancient empire that leaves a mark in today’s modern civilisation, a legacy that is artistic and spectacular, through its architecture and sculpture. They are a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Angkor City, located in the Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Angkor is listed down on my travel photography bucket list (for a number of years) and I have yet to travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia and visit them! I had watched a few documentaries on Angkor (this BBC article on Angkor Wat is pretty informative) …

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You’ve Got Mail at Singapore Philatelic Museum!

Do you remember the time when you wrote a letter, pasted a postage stamp and posted it to your family, relatives, friend or penpal? As you are reading this, some of you might remember the good old days (I am sure you would say that, I would too!) when technology and the internet was not as advanced and sophisticated as today’s technology and communication platform and tools. You’ve Got Mail! On the other hand, the younger generation might not be to relate with this thing called, “You’ve Got Mail!”, they might have written some letters and post it, although most …

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Qing Ming Festival 2018

Qing Ming Festival (清明节), also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day. A time for the extended family to gather and come together, paying respects to the ancestors, remembering and honouring their legacy. This is also a time for extended family bonding and gathering. 祭祖,感恩,全家团圆,亲情最重要。

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All About Dogs at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Year 2018 welcomes the Zodiac Year of the Dog, affectionately known as “man’s best friend”. The Singapore Philatelic Museum presents, a children’s exhibition titled “All About Dogs”. This exhibition explores the history, relationship and close bond between dogs and human beings, that started last month from 14th February till end of the year, on 1st December 2018. Make a guess, how many stamps and philatelic materials can be found in this All About Dogs exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum? There are 300 stamps and philatelic materials (on dogs) from all around the world, making their presence here in Singapore. …

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