Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Singapore Discovery Centre

Opened in 1996 by the late President Mr. Ong Teng Cheong, the Singapore Discovery Centre’s main objective has been to promote the Singapore Story through entertainment and interactive activities. With the redevelopment, the Centre embarks on a new journey as a world-class edutainment attraction for Singaporeans and overseas visitors alike.

Spanning a total floor area of 4,500 square metres, the new Singapore Discovery Centre consists of 5 main galleries around 8 different themes. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in Singapore’s past, present and future, travelling through time to key moments in our nationhood and experiencing them “as they happen”.

The new Centre is designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA), the world’s largest interpretive museum design firm behind famous institutions such as the United States’ Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Museum.

One of the many highlights is the world’s first and largest team-based interactive “design studio”. Regarded as the jewel piece of Singapore Discovery Centre, the Visionarium is a gigantic globe and has a 360-degree wrap around screen inside. In each session, up to 120 people can make creative choices to turn Singapore into one of the best cities in the world to live, work and play in. The final design is presented on the wrap around screen.


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