Cool SG50 Exhibitions To Check Out In Singapore

Feeling extra patriotic this month? We rounded up the best SG50 exhibits to check out this month.

1. Spotlight on Singapore Cinema

“Chuchu Datok Merah” | 20 August | 8pm | FREE Admission

“狮子城 Lion City” | 21 August | 7.30pm | FREE Admission

“醉打金枝 Taming of the Princess” | 22 August | 3pm | FREE Admission

“Patah Hati” | 22 August | 7.30pm | FREE Admission

“Ninaithale Inikkum” | 23 August | 7.30pm | FREE Admission

As a throwback to the early days (before CG effects and green screens), Spotlight on Singapore Cinema will be screening 5 films from the 1950s to 1970s at the newly relaunched Capitol Theatre. From Chinese opera to Malay romance, the 5-day event will give you a peek into the kind of movies your parents (or even grandparents) watched back in the day. Admission is free. See here for a synopsis of each movie.

Spotlight on Singapore Cinema


Esplanade Mall, Jendela (Visual Arts Space) Level 2 | 7 Aug – 3 Jan 2016 | 11am to 8.30pm (Weekdays) ; 10am to 8.30pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

From iconic landscapes in Singapore to intimate family portraits, showcases the works of 20 Singaporean photographers in celebration of our nation’s 50th birthday. Keep an eye out for local landscape and architectural photographers Darren Soh and Nicky Loh, who documented the Commonwealth “Zhup Lao” HDB town (built in 1962) before it was demolished for redevelopment.

TwentyFifteenSG(Source: Facebook)

3. Good Morning ’Cher

AMK Hub B1 Exhibition Hall | 14-  16 August | 12pm to 9pm | FREE Admission

Suntec City Mall West Atrium | 28 – 30 August | 12pm to 9pm | FREE Admission

Ever wondered what your parents went through in school? Well, now you can experience it all through interactive displays, games and cool artefacts from the past. Organised by the Ministry of Education, Good Morning ‘Cher showcases 50 years of classroom memories, so you can see what being a student in the 1960s was like. Check out some comparison photos of school life now and back then here.

(Source: Ministry of Education Facebook)

4. Sands of Time

Sentosa Siloso Beach | 7 – 10 August | 10am to 7pm | FREE Admission*

*Island admission and car park charges apply

Need to brush up on your Singapore history? Head down to Siloso Beach in Sentosa, where a 100m-long sand sculpture chronicles key moments in our nation’s history – including Singapore’s separation from Malaysia, heartland scenes from the early days and more. Admission is free, but the sculptures will only be up from 7 to 10 August, so head down this weekend if you can.

(Source: Sentosa)

5. Botanic Inspirations

Orchids: Botany Centre Level 1 (Tanglin Gate) | 10 July – 10 August | 9am to 8pm | FREE Admission

Plant Portraits: CDL Green Gallery | 10 July – 10 August | 9am to 6pm | FREE Admission

Here’s one for the nature lovers out there. Organised by the Singapore Botanical Gardens, Botanic Inspirations showcases over 16,000 orchid plants – including the orchid named after Prince William and Kate Middleton (the girl truly has everything, we swear). The exhibition will also display illustrations by various international artists, as well as historical pieces from the Singapore Botanical Gardens archives.

Botanical Inspirations 2015
(Source: Singapore Botanic Gardens Facebook)

6. The Little Red Brick Show (Lego Structures)

National Library | 3 – 28 August | FREE Admission

Who says Legos are just for children? As part of a series of exhibits supported by the Singapore Memory Project, The Little Red Brick Show features 50 intricate Lego structures of Singapore icons such as Parliament House and the Merlion, as well as familiar favourites like gem biscuits and a tiffin carrier. How’s that for paying tribute to the building blocks of society eh (pun intended)? More event details here.

The Little Red Brick Show Tiffin Carrier(Source: The Little Red Brick Facebook)

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