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.

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.

Nerf Action Xperience (NAX)

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Expect a thrilling time at the exclusive NERF Action Xperience (NAX) arena, the first permanent indoor attraction owned by Kingsmen. The 18,000 sq ft indoor attraction in Marina Square is split across four play zones  Conquer’, ‘Challenge’, ‘Compete’ and ‘Create’ – bringing out the best of players hand in hand with the iconic Nerf blasters. 

At ‘Conquer’ and ‘Challenge’, dexterity and courage are tested in the form of high elements. The Summit at ‘Conquer’ dares you to reach the peak with rope course ranging from beginners to advance level. The ropes course is also thoughtfully reformulated for kids below seven years old at ‘Challenge’, giving them a taste of future surmountable heights! 

The Summit at 'Conquer' zone


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Speed, dexterity, strategy and team spirit will be required, in addition to accuracy with a NERF blaster when participants show up at the ‘Challenge’ zone. Following story-lines of acquiring vaccines or avoiding the volcano lava carefully, we count on our players to bring their imagination into action. With missions, competition, and a scoreboard to track whose on top, players learn either to collaborate or act fast against time.
Teams of the Blue and Orange nation brace themselves for the mission to begin

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Customise your own shirt and tote at the 'Create' zone




Beyond active-play, amongst the various zones conceptualised is the ‘Create’ space.  Adding touch of personalisation to the space, players here can use paint dye to customise shirts and tote bags using miniature NERF blasters filled with paint. From gearing up in protective kits and NERF-branded tools, we encourage kids to create statements and an experience completely unique to themselves.

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The NAX Centre opened officially on 1st October 2019 to the public.

Visit the Nerf Action Xperience website for more information.