The Titanic Exhibition in Singapore

For those who have not gone for the Titanic Exhibition, you should mark it on your calendars as an “Exhibition to visit” before it ends in April.

Earlier this year, the hubby and I went for the Titanic Artifact Exhibition, held at the Art Science Museum at the Marina Bay Sands. We are not particularly huge fans of the movie Titantic, but since the exhibition has made it’s Southeast Asia debut in Singapore, we definitely didn’t want to miss it.

2012 marks the Titanic’s 100th Anniversary since the iconic ship made it’s maiden voyage in 1912.

We were transported back to history as we stepped inside the exhibition. The first part of the exhibition gives a glimpse of how history was created with the conceptualizing and construction of the Titanic.

The beauty of the Titanic exhibition lies in the documented tales of the passengers who were on board. To make it more personal, we were given boarding passes bearing names of actual passengers and how they came to board the Titanic. You can also try spotting their names along the exhibition.

As we moved along, there were recreations of the cabins where you can see the disparity of those in the First Class with their luxurious furniture to those in the Third Class with their bare bunk beds. The elegant Grand Staircase is another highlight, as it’s the exact replica and reconstruction of the real one on Titanic.  This will be a great photo opportunity as photography inside the exhibition is prohibited.

The exhibition also features artifacts that were rescued from the bottom of the sea, some of which which has never been showcased before. Each item immerses you into the lives of the travelers and crew that sailed on the ship. They range from articles of clothing, jewellery, postcards, china wares from the liner and many other personal items. I was amazed at how well preserved these items were, despite being buried at the sea bed for so many years.

At the end of the exhibition, I left with a sense of sadness especially after I saw the countless lives that were lost on this “unsinkable” ship. The names on the Memorial Gallery were lives lost in this tragic accident and along with it their dreams and future and families.

As sad as it sounds, sometimes it takes a tragedy to stop us in our tracks to remind  us of the vulnerability of life and how fleeting one’s life can be inspite of all the assurances we have in the world. I’m keeping this history lesson in mind and making a note to treasure all those beside me, especially those dear and near.

2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic. There are a couple of events leading to the anniversary. One of them is Titanic in 3D, so for all you movie bluffs who watched the movie over and over again, you can relive the magic of Jake and Rose in 3D in April.

Don’t miss your chance to catch history right at home, at the Marina Bay Sands. The exhibition started in Oct last year and will continue to run til 29 April 2012.

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  1. Ai Sakura January 27, 2012 at 10:14 am Reply

    I actually saw Titanic 3 times when it came out in the movies I think haha.. love the idea for the tickets 🙂

    • Susan January 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply

      You are not alone. I know of a friend who probably watched it 6 times! The hype then was really unbelievable.

  2. Klessis January 27, 2012 at 10:57 am Reply

    I’ve been thinking about visiting this exhibition. Is it worth the ticket price?

    • Susan January 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm Reply

      Adult tickets cost $20. There is discount of 10% or 15% if you pay by OCBC credit card. But the experience is worth it. They did a good job in retelling the story of the Titanic. And it’s not everyday that we get such an exhibition on our shores.

  3. Little Notebook SG January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm Reply

    Thanks for this review Susan. Been thinking about going and after seeing your pictures, I’m even more motivated to go now!

    • Susan January 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm Reply

      Glad the review was helpful. It’s a exhibition not to be missed 🙂

  4. Elaine January 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm Reply

    I went for this exhibition when I was alone in New York for some continuing professional education seminars. The bittersweet feeling of bring all alone in the big exciting city is coming back as I read your post. Perhaps I should go for this exhibition, with the family this time 🙂

    • Susan January 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply

      It’s definitely a good idea to go with the family. There’s so much I thankful for after I came out from the exhibition.

  5. karen April 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm Reply

    hello! me and my husband are also planning to visit the exhibit. may i ask, do they operate every hour? or are there certain hours that they operate, like time with a tour guide retelling the story? because we are planning to go on april 29, at 6pm. is it possible? thanks a lot 🙂

    • Susan April 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply

      Hi Karen,
      They do operate between 10am to 10pm, with last admission being 9pm. As for the guided tour, I not too sure of the details, so you may like to give them a call 65 6688 8328 during office hours.

      Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Alicia Tan April 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm Reply

    I just went for it on Friday with my Dumpling and we love love love it! We did a homeschool unit on it too and it’s such a big topic that I do not think we are able to “finish” off! Ha ha

    • Susan May 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply

      That’s great. I reckon Sophie may be too young for it. Glad that your little one had fun with this exhibition.

      • Alicia Tan May 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm Reply

        Hi Susan,

        I took the liberty to link yours to my post 🙂 Hope you do not mind.

        • Susan May 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm Reply

          I don’t mind at all 🙂 what a lot of preparation you put into the activities for little dumpling. It’s so much more enriching for her to actually go for the exhibition and read the stories plus activities. I’m sure she has fond memories of it and will remember it for a long time.

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