[ Media Invite ]
Images of Singapore brochure states “Experience 200 years of Singapore’s History”. We were taken on a tour of Singapore’s discovery and growth from Fishing village to Third world then First world.
Live actors and special effects vividly portray Singapore’s history from fishing village to thriving port. The actors make us run and scream (optional) through World War Two and 1965 Independence. As the actors tell a story, it is as if history has pop up infront of you.
Forming their own ethnic and dialect enclaves, vices like opium, gambling and prostitution plagued the coolies (labourers). Most were illiterate, no Internet nor Gmail, a letter-writer helps workers to pen their messages to family back in their home province.
Five Foot Way 五腳基, these are the small corridors outside the shop houses. In olden days, kids of all races will gather together to play. Some hawkers will be touting their food or selling their wares. Nostalgic settings.
I thought Images of Singapore might be more suitable for Primary school going kids. The younger ones might not understand the story flow. The 15 Immersive zones will take about 40 minutes to cover, allocate more time if you are a history buff.