As part of its 170th anniversary, The Straits Times has collaborated with ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to unveil an exhibition that will chronicle the nation’s development through powerful images and stories. This will be the first exhibition co-curated by the museum that is free to the general public.
The exhibition Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow ‒ which is presented by main sponsor Capitaland ‒ will open on 17 July and run throughout Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in August, ending on 4 October 2015. The opening hours of the exhibition are from 10am to 7pm daily.
Standard Chartered Bank, which opened its first branch in Singapore in 1859, has also come onboard as a second sponsor for the exhibition.
Singapore STories is told through the pages of Singapore’s oldest English-language daily newspaper The Straits Times. The exhibition will feature hundreds of The Straits Times front-page stories, headlines and photographs that capture pivotal and piquant moments in Singapore. The newspaper has also unlocked its archive that dates back to 15 July 1845 when it was first published to showcase never-before-seen photographs in the exhibition.
This story of Singapore’s beginnings, struggles and triumphs will unfold across six galleries in the exhibition. The themes of the galleries mirror the core segments of the newspaper: Business, World, Home, Sport, Life and Forum.
Dates: 17 July – 4 October 2015
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
Hours: 10am to 7pm daily