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Total Defence 2022

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

exhibits and showcase

Through The Lens of Time

Step into an immersive journey from past to present. Discover new stories and perspectives about Singapore. Get transported back in time, as we explore the history of early Singapore through a new lens.


Explore the complexities of contemporary Singapore with the Sandbox. Follow the dynamic currents of sand into the Sandbox, where you will be greeted by an immersive adventure. Begin your journey through the multi-faceted, present-day Singapore that invites you to imagine our future together.

Totes, et al. Defence Showcase

Be dazzled by Instagram worthy tote-bag installations, including tote-bag lanterns, showcasing the connections between Total Defence and the tote making process. Discover how the varied materials of thread and fabric relate to the different aspects of Singapore's defence.


Defence Through the Ages Guided Tour

Are we safe? How are we keeping Singapore, our home, safe against the backdrop of evolving security threats? What role can you play? Come with us on a journey through some of the key historical events that have shaped our defence strategy through the years and explore how you can play a part in keeping Singapore safe and secure.

When It Was Syonan-To Dramatised Tour

It is 1942 and Singapore has fallen to the Japanese. Singapore is renamed Syonan-to, meaning "Light of the South Island" and included as part of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Lives are plunged into chaos and you must beat the odds to survive. You meet Beng Huat, a fellow survivor who asks for your help to locate his missing sister and other items to survive. Would you be able to help Beng Huat out?

Join us on this unique, interactive dramatised tour to experience life during the Japanese Occupation.

Free xd theatre ride

XD Theatre Ride: TD Special

Experience the thrilling twists, turns and explosive effects on this 4D multi-sensory ride experience.
Featuring 'Operation Lightning Crush' and 'What You Cannot Defend, You Do Not Own'.

Activities - March School Holiday Specials

Free PEG Guided Tour

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. On this guided tour with our Singapore Story Guides, we hope to learn more about Singapore through lively conversations with you. Terms & Conditions apply.

Tank You Singapore!

Learnt about the Leopard 2SG tank featured in our galleries? Make your very own paper tank at our Play Ground and give thanks to its service to our nation!

Patch It Up!

In conjunction with “Totes, et al. Defence” Special Showcase, head down to the Play Ground to decorate your TD22 tote bags with some stick-on patches – you can even customise your very own design!

SingaPaw's Clues

What does SingaPaw want to make? Can you help find out? Look around SDC for SingaPaw’s pawprints and figure out what he wants to do this March holidays! Redeem an exclusive SingaPaw sticker sheet from [email protected] once you complete the trail!

Colours of Defence Colouring Contest

Pick up a colouring sheet at Singapore Discovery Centre to join our colouring contest! Fill in the colours, post your completed artwork on your Instagram with the hashtag #SDCcoloursofdefence and stand a chance to win an exclusive SingaPaw tote bag!

Defenders, Assemble!

What are these odd parts? How do they come together? Put the pieces together at our interactive play area and create your very own futuristic military vehicles!

Singapore Stories Films

Azza (PG)

A heart-wrenching story based on a true-life account of an 11 year old girl who faces a struggling period in her life, despite her young age.

Confronted with the shock of her dearest father plotting a terrorist attack, Azza is thrown into confusion and tremendous stress. She has to fight the dilemma of exposing her father in the police investigations, alongside the aftermath when her mother attempts suicide and tries to kill the entire family.

The power of kinship is accentuated as Azza draws strength from within and works towards bringing her mother back from the brink of losing hope in life.

Missed Calls (PG)

Jeanine is a JC1 student who is stuck at home with her estranged mother, Lisa, during the Circuit Breaker period in Singapore.

After losing her grandfather to COVID-19 over a month ago, she is overwhelmed with grief and unable to move on. When she receives a notification about a missed call from 'Ah Gong' - her late grandfather, she realises that she can communicate with him days before his passing.

Clutching onto the possibility of altering the past, she tries her best to get Ah Gong to stay home.

Reunion (PG)

A touching story about a talented chef who comes home after going away for 3 years, to fulfill his ailing Grandmother’s wish, and discovers the real meaning of reunion dinner.



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