Permanent Exhibits Gallery
Through the Lens of Time

Step into an immersive journey from past to present. Discover new stories and perspectives about Singapore.

For a full gallery experience, please download the mySDC app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to enjoy our AR interactives.

Admission to the Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through the Lens of Time is FREE for Singaporeans and PRs. 
Admission ticket is only required for Non-Singaporeans which can be booked here


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The Beginnings

Get transported back in time, as we explore the history of early Singapore through a new lens.

Set sail on the visual journey from our beginnings as a thriving maritime emporium to a British colonial port.

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The Turning Point

What are the dangers of dependency and how did we overcome them? Glimpse into stories of courage and resilience amid the overwhelming hardships of war. 

Enduring Scars of War
Encounter the devastating impact of war through the horrors and sufferings the populace experienced.

Days of Darkness
Through the eyes of a young girl, experience the atrocities of the war and life under extraordinary and challenging circumstances in this short film. 

Resistance and Resilience
Gain a deeper understanding of the tenacity and resilience displayed by our resistance forces, against the backdrop of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.

Undying Valour
Survive endless hordes of enemies in an immersive augmented reality game centred around the fierce Battle of Opium Hill.

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Against All Odds

Explore Singapore’s tumultuous years as we overcome conflicting ideologies and acts of sabotage in our fight for sovereignty.

Discover more about the ambush of our soldiers in the dense jungles of Kota Tinggi.

Relentless Sabotage
Uncover the widespread and persistent acts of sabotage that hit our shores during Konfrontasi.

The Road to Independence
Journey through the momentous era that was lit with Singapore’s drive for sovereignty.

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Building Our Foundations

Encounter the milestones in our developmental years as Singapore forged to build its economy and make its mark on the global stage.

The 1983 Cable Car Tragedy
Experience the harrowing ordeal of one of the worst civil disasters in our history through the lens of those at the scene.

Rescue Mission
Battle strong winds, low visibility and a ticking clock, in this augmented reality game that illustrates the dangerous rescue mission in the 1983 Cable Car Tragedy.

Our Milestones
Grab the mic and step into the role of a reporter. Discover new titbits from key moments in Singapore’s development over the years.

Guided Tour
Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through the Lens of Time

Journey through time to experience the evolution of Singapore from our early days under the rule of the Malay Kingdom to the bustling metropolis that we are today.

Discover how we triumphed through tumultuous times and turned challenges into opportunities, guided by the Singapore Spirit that continues to shape us today.

As you embark on a guided tour with us, listen to the stories of our Singapore Story Guides and share with us your own, so that we may understand Singapore better through lively conversations with you.

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Explore More

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Black Lake Facility

Embark on a multi-sensorial escape room adventure across 13 rooms and 4 story chapters. 

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Black Lake Laser Battlefield

Gear up with your family and friends for an adrenaline rush and heart-stopping adventure as many surprises await you in the laser tag arena!

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iWERKS Theatre

Singapore's largest flat-screen theatre featuring latest movies and Singapore story films.