Discover SG and the power of the invisible. Be a traveller in our home and find out
how our diverse experiences are really part and parcel of who we are as
Singaporeans. Let’s embark on this personal journey together – for Singaporeans
by Singaporeans, because the Singapore Story – it is Ours to Create!
We hope this is a starting point for meaningful conversations between you and people around you,
to bring us all closer to this place we call home and to contemplate the kind of people that we are.
Click on the images below to download the different types of walkbook. This walkbook is also available in the special exhibition.
‘FLATWORLD AND MASHUPS’
International Friendship Day Special Exhibition
28 March 2017 to 6 July 2017
What does it mean to live in a globalised world? Embark on an adventure, which will allow you to ‘travel’ and experience cultures around the world. This special exhibition will feature how globalisation has facilitated exchange of ideas, bringing forth new and exciting innovations that have transformed our lives. Find out how countries, economies and individuals are interconnected and interdependent in this increasingly borderless world that we live in today.
A multifaceted and multisensory exhibition, “Flatworld and Mashups’” promises to be fun, exciting and an eye-opening experience that brings you across political, economic and cultural spheres.
Join us as we commemorate IFD 2017 and the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN!
7 February 2017 – 19 March 2017
TOTAL DEFENCE 2017 SPECIAL EXHIBITION
What is the price of peace? Cocooned in safe Singapore, do we really know what’s happening around the world or thought of how all these threats may affect us? If Singapore fell, what would our lives be like?
“Stronger Together” is a special exhibition curated to commemorate Total Defence 2017. It features the hardship experienced in Singapore during World War II, discusses clear and present threats to Singapore and shares how our friends and community play their part to help protect our peace.
Together with our partners, we share on the respective pillars of Total Defence. They include Army Museum of Singapore (military defence), Singapore Civil Defence of Singapore (civil defence), POSB (economic defence), OnePeople.sg (social defence) and National Integration Council (psychological defence).
Find out how you can play a part in protecting our peace. Together we keep Singapore Strong!
National Service (NS) is an important cornerstone of Military Defence. 2017 marks 50 years of NS! You can find out more about the evolution of NS at the Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS).
SCDF Showcase up-close and learn the roles and capabilities of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) through a special showcase and exclusive vehicular display. Visitors will learn valuable skills that will aid them during times of crisis such as Improvised First Aid Skills (IFAS), and they could also participate in interactive activity stations that illuminate the importance of community resilience.
Find out how Singapore’s own POSB supports nation building and Economic Defence in Singapore. Our ‘People’s Bank’ has been doing this for the past 140 years! Growing up with Singaporeans through the years since its founding back in 1877, POSB has played a critical role in encouraging the nation to save for rainy days, as well as to plan for a brighter future. Walk down memory lane with us as the POSB Gallery narrates how POSB mobilised national savings, its contributions towards Economic Defence through nation building and its involvement in the development of Singapore to where it is today.
How can we better build social resilience in our community and relationships? Find out through thought-provoking short films by OnePeople.sg which supports Social Defence.
Come explore the roles and actions that each Singaporean can take in building our nation, guided by the ideals expressed in our Pledge and represented on our National Flag – Democracy, Peace, Progress, Justice and Equality.’
The ‘Home’ travelling exhibition will be brought to Kallang Wave Mall from 23 July to 9 August, the Singapore Expo from 6 to 9 August as well as tertiary institutions.
International Friendship Day 2016
1 April 2016 to 26 June 2016
ASEAN PULSE Exhibition
ASEAN Nations have embarked on establishing a single market for goods, services, capital, and labour, which has the potential to become one of the largest economies and markets in the world. Through the ASEAN Pulse Exhibition, S’pore Discovery Centre seeks to engage Singaporeans on the significance of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and prepare ourselves so as to capture new opportunities brought about by tighter integration in the region.
Come explore 10 ASEAN country pavilions and bazaar and discover the diverse range of goods that each country produces for the region and the global market. Appreciate the potential of ASEAN and its economic opportunities; and understand the cooperation and friendships with our neighbours.
Total Defence 2016
2 February 2016 to 19 March 2016
Events of 2015 demonstrate our fortitude, and how we can overcome all odds if we stand together. The next 50 years will have its share of security threats and challenges around the world and in the region.
Some may wonder: Will our little red dot make it to SG100? Will we continue to be strong and united as we face the future?
The Total Defence 2016 Exhibition “Together We Keep Singapore Strong” explores how we can, as one people, overcome the threats and challenges that Singapore may face in the future.
Understand the complex and unpredictable threats that will test our strength.
Be inspired by Singaporeans who have shown that we have what it takes to survive and succeed in the future.
Commit to play your part in Total Defence and keep Singapore strong.
<<There’s a Part for Everyone>>Here’s the professional version of the Total Defence song by local band QuickPick. Sing along and, together, unite our voices for a strong defence. – Ng Eng Hen #TD2016#KeepSGStrongConnexionSG[Note: Check out the “all-round” 360-degree video at http://mindef.sg/1oqJhqj. Pick your viewing angle and explore the entire set on your screen.]
Posted by Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
<<Total Defence – Put your heart, your mind, your will (and vo…<<Total Defence – Put your heart, your mind, your will (and voice) to our defence>>The Total Defence song first sung in 1984 is a familiar old tune. So this year, the song gets refreshed with some new lyrics and a more upbeat arrangement. The chorus calls for every Singaporean to put your heart, your mind, your will for our defence. But staff asked if I would add my voice too! (Kena sabo) Here’s a sneak preview of me with some members from the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company, and local band QuickPick, singing the new version.Will put up the full music video performed by QuickPick next week. At this time, when our unity and safety is threatened by extremists, there is a part for everyone to stand together. Sing with us for our defence!- Ng Eng Hen#TD2016#KeepSGStrongConnexionSGThe Singapore ArmyThe Republic of Singapore Air ForceRepublic of Singapore Navy
Posted by Ng Eng Hen on Thursday, February 4, 2016
What can you expect for Total Defence 2016? What will the future bring us? Visit the Total Defence Exhibitions at S’pore Discovery Centre & Marketplace at The Future of Us to find out. In the meantime, here’s a quick look at what you can expect at the exhibition at Singapore Discovery Centre!For more information, visit: http://mindef.sg/totaldefence16#TD2016#KeepSGStrong
Posted by cyberpioneer on Thursday, February 4, 2016
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S’pore Discovery Centre
2 Feb – 19 Mar 2016
9am – 6pm
The Marketplace at The Future of Us exhibition
5 Feb – 18 Feb 2016 (Closed on 8 Feb to 9 Feb).
9am – 10pm daily (last entry at 930pm)
Army Museum Of Singapore (ARMS) Special Exhibition – Our Army, Our Nation’s Strength
20 Feb – 31 Jul
Visit ARMS Special Exhibition as it takes you on a journey to understand the various formations of the Army contributing in operations readiness, Army’s core values, as well as functions and roles as a formidable force.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Showcase and Vehicular Display
2 – 5 Feb, 11 – 12 Feb, 15 – 19 Feb
Learn more about the capabilities of the SCDF and acquire valuable crisis management skills through participating in interactive activity stations.
Total Defence Play
13, 14 and 21 Feb
Catch this inspiring 20-minute play, specially produced to commemorate Total Defence Day! Follow Desmond on his journey to the past and future as he discovers the importance of playing a part to keep Singapore strong.
Lest We Forget — A Special TDD Trail
12 Mar, 2pm to 5pm
Join us with your loved ones on a special Total Defence Day (TDD) Trail that invites you to reflect on our war experience and discover how far Singapore has come as a nation. At ARMS, gain insights to the humble beginnings of our Army and its capabilities at present day.
Over at the Reflections at Bukit Chandu, let the young ones learn of our gallant heroes from the Malay Regiment and their sacrifices as they heroically defended the last stand against a 13,000-strong Japanese army in the Battle of Pasir Panjang.
This trail will end at the Kranji War Memorial, where we immerse in the serenity of the place to honour the sacrifices of men and women who died in the line of duty during World War II.
- Registration/ Meet at SDC (Main Ticketing Counter) at 1.45pm
- Tour of Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS)
- Reflections at Bukit Chandu
- Kranji War Memorial
- End of Programme/Back at SDC
General Public, Families & Children (7 years and above)
Cost (All prices are inclusive of prevailing GST)
- $15 per participant
- Special Family/Group Package: $50 (Sign up in groups of 4)
- *Any additional participant pays $15.
Registration can be done at SDC’S Main Ticketing Counter or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to 40 participants.
*Every child must be accompanied by an adult/parent and must be aged 7 years and above.
- Seat is secured only after payment is done. All payments must be made prior to the event day.
- Payments can be made in cheque, payable to Singapore Discovery Centre Ltd. or over at SDC’s Main Ticketing Counter.
- All participants who are Singaporean/PRs may enjoy FREE admission into S’pore Discovery Centre’s Permanent Exhibits Galleries throughout the day.
- Tour will be conducted in English by an army veteran guide.
- Members of the public are strongly encouraged to come in groups of 4 or as a family.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own necessities for the outdoor trail. (e.g. water, umbrella, hats)
- In the event of bad weather, SDC reserves the right to amend the programme itinerary where necessary.
For further enquiries and bookings, please contact:
DID: 6668 0327
“TD Defenders Unite!” Drop-in Craft
13 – 14 Feb, 20 – 21 Feb, 12 – 20 Mar
10am to 5pm
Introducing SDC’s first release of the TD Defenders! Our five exclusive TD Defenders 3D-paper figurines are ready to battle it out this season as SDC celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Dressed in their different iconic characters that represent the 5 pillars of Total Defence, these exclusive paper toys are a fitting reminder of our commitment to play our part for Total Defence – Together, We Keep Singapore Strong!
Collect all 5 individual characters during this Total Defence period! While stocks last.
(*Limited to one TD Man Craft per admission ticket for one child.)
#TDMenUnite SNAP AND WIN!
12 Feb – 11 Mar
Snap a picture with our TD Men at our Photo Booth.
10 lucky winners will stand a chance to WIN our Limited Edition Total Defence Day collectibles every week!
To win, follow these simple steps:
- Like S’pore Discovery Centre’s Facebook or Instagram page.
- Post a picture taken with our TD Man on Facebook or Instagram.
- Hashtag #TDMenUnite
The competition is valid from 12 February 2016 to 11 March 2016.
Terms and Conditions
1. Competition Period and Eligibility:
To participate in the Competition you must be over 18 years of age (as at the date of entry), have and a valid Facebook, or Instagram account. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to be bound by Facebook, twitter and Instagram’s Terms and Conditions. In addition, you are representing that the details provided are true and complete, including that you are the account holder of the Facebook or Instagram account specified. Only S’pore Discovery Centre subscribers are eligible to win.
2. Entry into the Competition:
If you wish to participate in the competition, you should engage in the following process:
a. Log in to your Facebook or Instagram account.
b. Post your picture with TDD Man on your personal Facebook or Instagram account.
c. The hashtag #TDMenUnite must be included in the post.
d. The post should be made on the participants’ own social media account – Facebook or Instagram.
3. Selection of Winners
a. Site administrators will select the winners randomly.
b. Only entries that have been submitted with the hashtag #TDMenUnite from a legitimate Facebook or Instagram account will be considered eligible for participation in the competition. All other postings and submissions will not be eligible for participation in the competition.
c. Each contestant is only entitled to win once in the entire competition.
d. S’pore Discovery Centre’s decision shall be final.
4. Winner Notification
The winner will be notified through Facebook and Instagram comments. The winner shall be asked to send us their NRIC number, official name, phone number and email address for purposes of authentication to email@example.com. The details of the prize collection will be sent via email upon the winner submitting their NRIC number, official name, phone number and email address.
5. Other Terms and Conditions
a. The winners shall collect the prize at their own cost, and shall accept the prize as it is.
b. Prizes are non-transferable and subject to availability. S’pore Discovery Centre reserves the right to substitute the prizes with any alternative prizes of equivalent value at any time without prior notice.
c. The winner will collect the prize in person and be required to provide proof of identity.
d. All prizes not collected after 30 days after notification will be forfeited.
#MY SINGAPORE – Ours to CREATE
27 June 2015 to 3 Jan 2016
Come visit #MY SINGAPORE – Ours to CREATE, a special exhibition by S’pore Discovery Centre! This exhibition has been specially curated for Singaporeans by Singaporeans to celebrate 50 years of nationhood. Traveling exhibition open to public from 1 – 10 August 2015, at Esplanade Lawn!
This exhibition will open on 27 June 2015 to 3 Jan 2016. Admission is free.
THE DOT THAT CONNECTS:
Deepening International Friendships
31 March 2015 – 7 June 2015
Discover how Singapore has become a contributing country on the global stage. Visitors will learn more about why international friendships are important to a small nation such as Singapore.
Visitors can also appreciate how everyone can play a part in developing these friendships around the world. The Embassy Showcase at the SDC Main Lobby will provide insights to our diplomatic relations and how youths from these countries are global citizens.
This exhibition will open on 31 March 2015 till 7 June 2015. Admission is free.
Total Defence 2015
“To Gather, Together!”
This exhibition is intended as a renewal of our commitment to defend Singapore, and especially for the current generation of young Singaporeans, to step forward to give their best. It will touch on the safety and security of Singapore and importantly, feature youths who care about and contribute to the well-being and protection of Singapore, especially in times of crisis.
Some of the special features at SDC will also include the SCDF learn-thru-play stations and the SAF50 Exhibition as part of SDC’s effort to support TDD and SAF50. Students will be able to appreciate how our pioneers had contributed significantly to the defence of our nation through their stories of belief and conviction that this country is defensible and worth defending.
Guided tours are available at the following timings on a first-come, first-served basis: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm.
This exhibition will open on 27 Jan till 22 Mar 2015. Admission is free.
SAF50 Exhibition 2015
As we celebrate our nation’s 50th birthday this year, let us not forget the brave men and women who fought for Singapore’s sovereignty in her founding years, and all those in service who still protect it day to day. The sacrifices of the Armed Forces are easy to see when a country is under threat, but what often goes unseen – and thus unacknowledged – is the tireless continuous work that they do to keep the peace.
SAF50 is an interactive exhibition anchored by a collection of stories that commemorates the Singapore Armed Forces 50th anniversary. In surfacing untold narratives, the exhibition offers deep insight into what drives ordinary men and women to give their best, and gives due tribute to those who form the bedrock of our beloved country’s prosperity and security.
Duration: 17 February 2015, Tuesday to 22 March 2015, Sunday
Venue: S’pore Discovery Centre Concourse. Admission is free.
Live, Laugh & Love…still SHIOK to be Singaporean!
8 July to 14 September
Visit Live, Laugh & Love…still SHIOK to be Singaporean! Special Exhibition at S’pore Discovery Centre. From 8 July to 14 September, stand to win a pair of tickets to catch NDP 2014 Parade Preview and NDP 2014 live at The Float @ Marina! Up to 20 pairs of tickets are up for grabs!
How do I participate?
- Get a lucky draw form from SDC Ticketing Counter or from Exhibition Guides on duty.
- Answer 3 questions on the form (that can be found inside the exhibition) and share with us in not more than 20 words ‘Why do I want to be at NDP 14?’
- Please ensure that all your personal details are written on the lucky draw form. All required fields must be filled up.
- Please drop your entries in one of the 2 boxes provided in the exhibition space. One box is for the lucky draw to qualify for NDP 2014 Parade Preview tickets; the other is for the lucky draw to qualify for NDP 2014 tickets. Please note that:
- Cut-off date to qualify for NDP 2014 Parade Preview tickets lucky draw is on 27 July (Sun)
- Cut-off date to qualify for NDP 2014 tickets lucky draw is on 3 Aug (Sun)
Click here for terms and conditions
Folktales, Fables & Fantastic Futures –
Stories we Share
1 April to 30 June 2014
Discover how important values and aspects of culture are communicated through the fantastic world of stories and performance art. Explore the similarities amongst different countries as we share many basic values. Also, discover how Singapore’s diplomatic efforts through Cultural Diplomacy improve our friendships with the rest of the world. Our Embassy Showcase at the lobby, also provides an exclusive insight to specific countries, the stories they share and the importance of good relations.
COMMORATING 30 YEARS OF TOTAL DEFENCE
28 January to 14 March 2014
Explore how youths can play a part in contributing to the many aspects of Total Defence. In this stylistic experential exhibition, youths can explore how daily school activities such as CCA, Crossfire Paintball, Values in Action activities and School Education aligns with Total Defence messages. Total Defence is not only necessary, but can be personal to all of us.
Hope. Heart. Home Exhibition
Explore the feelings of youths on what they think and feel about Singapore, our home. Step into this photo-journalistic style exhibition and follow the youths to understand more about their hopes and dreams for the future, what makes them happy and how they care more for each other as well as what home means to them.
S’pore Discovery Centre’s Special Exhibition ‘Shiok to be Singaporean’ was launched to celebrate what it means to be Singaporean and what makes Singaporeans special. Visitors got to immense themselves in Singapore’s unique local culture by learning a few street lingo and learn how to order drink like a professional in a Kopitiam! Moreover, visitors to take photos with So Singapore icons and create shared memories together.
International Friendship Day 2013
Journey through the exhibition and learn how important Singapore’s relationship with different countries are, as they discovered the many imports from around the world through the much-loved topic of food. Find out how food travels from farm to plate, and how friendships are developed between many countries to allow for these journeys; similarly with all products around the world.