Group photo

Group photo

Previous weekend, I visited the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) together with a group of bloggers via a bloggers’ SDC preview tour jointly organised by omy and SDC. Starting this November all the way till January next year, the SDC has an interesting line-up of new events, programs and activities which were showcased during the tour. You can find out more about them HERE.

Without further ado, check out the photos below. 🙂 (Note: the photos are all taken by my colleague, Corrinne Quek who went with me for the tour and not me as I was holding onto the video camera)

Let’s start with the mainstay exhibits in the SDC. These are mainly interactive installations, made to foster greater awareness among Singaporeans of our heritage and identity.

Nice photo montage at the SDC lobby

Nice photo montage at the SDC lobby

Corrinne secretly taking a picture of me to admire

Corrinne secretly taking a picture of me to admire

Our beautiful SDC tour guide

Our beautiful SDC tour guide

So Singapore gallery

So Singapore gallery

Stylo pose!

Stylo pose!

Round hanging pictures

Round hanging pictures

Listening to coffeshop talks recorded by heartland Singaporeans

Listening to "coffeshop talks" recorded by heartland Singaporeans

Yongwei excited to see his first loves photo

Yongwei excited to see his first love's photo

Trying out one of the interactive games

Trying out one of the interactive games

Interactive game

Interactive game

An interactive interactive which you play with your feet

An interactive interactive which you play with your feet

Blogger, Yongwei reporting the news

Blogger, Yongwei reporting the news

Happy Yongwei on screen

Happy Yongwei on screen

Mood ball - colour will changes at intervals

Mood ball - colour will changes at intervals

Quiz game on Singapore

Quiz game on Singapore

Trying out the quiz game

Trying out the quiz game

Getting into position to design future Singapore

Getting into position to design future Singapore in the Visionarium

Hard at work rebuilding Singapore

Hard at work building future Singapore

A look at the design panel screen

A look at the design panel screen

Waiting for the final visuals

Waiting for the final visuals

Mesmerised by the final future Singapore design

Mesmerised by the final future Singapore design

Crayon mural

Crayon mural

Entering a terrorist attack simulator

Entering a terrorist attack simulator

Simulated bomb explosion in the MRT

Simulated bomb explosion in the MRT

The floor really trembled when the blast goes off

The floor really trembled when the blast goes off

SDCs mascot - Little George who is er... not quite little

Meet SDC's mascot - "Little George" who is er... not quite little

Next up, we visited the newly unveiled X-factor Singapore exhibition which was just launched on 14 November. It seeks to highlight Singapore as an X-factor City and showcase how we Live, Work and Play in Singapore in the next 10 to 15 years via interactive and experiential ways.

The brand new X-factor exhibits

The brand new X-factor exhibits

An exhibit that toys with mirror reflections

An exhibit that toys with mirror reflections

Same exhibit, but from another angle

Same exhibit, but from another angle

Leaving on a jet plane

Leaving on a jet plane

yellow installation

Yellow wall installation

An exhibit which you have to lay down to view

An exhibit which you have to lay down to view

Curvy wooden block exhibit

Curvy wooden block exhibit

Tulip-like installations to poke your head into

Tulip-like installations to poke your head into

A blogger taking a SDC Neo-print of himself

A blogger taking a "SDC Neo-print" of himself

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

You can email the final image to yourself on the spot

You can email the final image to yourself on the spot

Printed messages on all 4 walls, ceiling and floor

Printed messages on all 4 walls, ceiling and floor

Clowning around

Clowning around

Another one

Another one

Bloggers milling around

Bloggers milling around

Take picture!

"Take picture!"

Corrinnes feet

Corrinne's feet

After that, we rest our feet as we stepped into the SDC’s iWerkzs theatre to catch the 3D movie – Fly me to the Moon. The animation has a storyline which is obviously targetted at young children. It is about three little houseflies who made a trip to the moon and back onboard Apollo 11. This is only the third time I am catching a 3D movie, and though it’s always refreshing to see the animations come to live in 3D, right in front of you, to be honest, it still makes me a little nauseous after a while. Maybe I am too old for this, haha.

3D movie - Fly me to the Moon

3D movie - Fly me to the Moon

Inside the 3D theatre

Inside the 3D theatre

My colleague, Corrinne the photographer

My colleague, Corrinne the photographer

After the 3D movie, we took a quick bus tour of the SAFTI Military Institute (SAFTI MI), followed by a foot tour inside the Army Museum.

The Army Museum - reminds me of reservist which I hate

The Army Museum - reminds me of reservist which I hate

Army museum entry

Army museum entry

The usual army mission statement

The usual army mission statement

Army Museum guide

Army Museum guide in orange sleeves

mini Carol

mini Carol worried about serving NS

Some army stuff

Some army stuff

Passing out parade exhibit

Passing out parade exhibit

Mini Carol, confused about how he should feel towards NS

Mini Carol, confused about how he should feel towards NS

What caught all their attention? (see next picture)

What caught all their attention? (see next picture)

Wow... serious stuff

Wow... serious stuff

Inside the Confidential Ops - simulation of hijacking incident

Inside the "Confidential Ops" - simulation of hijacking incident

Mini Carol, ready for NS after the tour

Mini Carol, ready for NS after the tour

Finally, to end the long full day tour, we headed back to the SDC to try out the 4D simluator rides which has not been officially launched to the public yet. More information will be made available by SDC in early Decemeber. Do stay tuned. I find the ride quite interesting. I have one advice for the ladies who want to try this ride though – try not to sit in the front row if you are wearing skirts as the fan gets really strong during the ride. :p

Walking back from the Army Museum to SDC, nice scenery along the way

Walking back from the Army Museum to SDC, nice scenery along the way

Watersports

Watersports

4D simulator ride - the highlight of the tour

4D simulator ride - the highlight of the tour

Safety briefing - thats me in the front row in black

Safety briefing - that's me in the front row in black

Waiting for the ride to start

Waiting for the ride to start

Here it go!

Here it go!

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