From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience

Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience was dedicated to the remembrance of two hundred years of history that made a nation, with messages crafted, curated and devoted to its people. This two-part showcase beckoned with stimulating perspectives into history told in a variety of formats, bringing to life snippets of history going as far back as 1299.


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From Singapore to Singaporean
 takes visitors on a journey through time to explore history as a series of visually audacious yet emotionally engaging adventures. Each act was conceptualised as a unique, exhilarating dive into Singapore’s past. Designed to resonate with visitors of all ages, the storytelling tone was intended to foster a participatory atmosphere and break the fourth wall, so that visitors would feel more like eyewitnesses, rather than simply passive observers.  

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The team set out to tell a story that would spark curiosity in people, and encourage them to embark on a journey of discovery.  

Split into five acts spread over two levels of the Fort Canning Centre, the hour-long experience reaches back over a thousand years in time. The prologue opens on a rain installation that reverses dramatically to symbolise the journey into the distant past. This sets the scene for the dramatic rise and fall of settlements and port-cities across South-east Asia. The opening is mirrored in an emotionally charged finale on a rain-soaked Padang, with dark clouds giving way to warm sunshine over the modern metropolis Singapore has become. 

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The Bicentennial Experience opened from 30th May to 31st December 2019 to the public.
The entire exhibition was a collaborative work only made possible with passionate inputs from fellow creative minds -
MET Studio , ZARCH Collective, multimedia partner - Anomalyst, and film partner - Zhao Wei films.

As seen on Wallpaper*, CNA, and The Straits Times
As viewed on National Day Rally at the Prime Minister's Office, and The Bicentennial Experience's official facebook page.

Shanghai Airport at World Routes

For over 4 years, we developed the booth design for Shanghai Airport – an organisation that consistently offers stunning perspectives into the country’s local culture through its booth presence 

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In World Routes 2019 in Adelaide, Australia, Shanghai Airport entrances its visitors with a garden scene that envelops anyone who steps in. With the booth built in likeness to traditional Chinese architecture, we made use of wooden Byobu structure and used holographic projections to depict mirages of a bamboo forest. 

Meant to emulate the serene gardens of Jiang Nan, the bamboo aesthetic casted on the translucent screens provides moment of respite in intricacies of light, shadow, and perspective. 
Implying through its storiesShanghai Airport wants to provide ease and comfort. 

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Booth design plays on versatility and impressionable statements. Unlike 2019‘s work, Shanghai Airport at the World Routes 2018 offers different message to its visitors. At Guangzhou World Routes 2018, the brand focuses on showcasing intelligent smart solutions. Cutting-edge technology was witnessed in its wall of vivid moving images. The exterior of the booth was composed entirely of LED screens that showed the stunning sights of Shanghai’s urban landscape. Panoramic shots extend seamlessly across the stand, bringing the city sights to the event while the interiors create interactive touchpoints. 


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At World Routes 2017 in Barcelona, Shanghai Airport’s booth stood out for its extensive use of greenery. Communicating the message of ‘Green Airport, Sustainable Travel’, the exhibit reflects the airport’s support for environmentally conscious travel and was oriented in a circular fashion to symbolise Shanghai Airport’s vital role as an aviation hub in the region. 

 

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For over 4 years, Kingsmen developed the booth design for Shanghai Airport at World Routes, bringing our services to any part of the globe.

Judicial Heritage Gallery

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 Expect a multi-dimensional experience as you venture through the five gallery zones with recollections gathered from the nation’s social history and how key events intertwined with the Judiciary’s evolution over time as a key institution in Singapore’s governance system. To depict the court’s transformation with time, Kingsmen conceptualised interactive touch-screens and infographics projected on glass panels to develop a full digital experience of the imagined “Future Courtroom”. 

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In careful curation with the team at MAYVAERT , we created a futuristic yet archival space within the Judicial Heritage Gallery located at Singapore Supreme Court.