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.
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.
storytelling & experience
ideation & concept design
digital & multimedia production
spatial design & build
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.