Commemorating Singapore’s independence for an entire month, The National Museum of Singapore presents Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present in collaboration with The Straits Times, as part of the newspaper’s 175th anniversary.
Featuring photographs and artefacts, including those contributed by members of the public, as well as audio-visual footage, sounds, scents and special digital features, Home Truly explores the moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as one people.
Presented in an intimate way that invites visitors to see themselves in the stories presented, this exhibition adopts a personal and contemplative tone to encourage visitors to reflect on what Singapore means to them as their home. The exhibition, which is also specially designed to cater to the needs of the visually impaired, will offer visually handicapped visitors a ‘smart cane’ with sensors, to guide them through the experience.
Divided into five themes, The National Museum of Singapore invites you to explore ‘The Open Doors’ concept which was conceptualized to mimic an Insta-worthy HDB void deck. Coated in mesmerising shades of pink, orange, and magenta, this section showcases bird cages hanging from the ceiling and soft shadow effects.
Other themed sections tell the story of Singapore’s early settlers, as they navigated issues of housing, healthcare, and crisis. Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present will run from now up till 29th August 2021. Admission is free for all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.