Take a trip across time with the National Museum of Singapore
Singapore, 27 October 2020 – Everyone’s favourite cat type robot is making his way to the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) for Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore from 31 October to 27 December 2020. Visitors can look forward to rediscovering Singapore and meeting Doraemon, a beloved character many of us grew up with, through photo opportunities within the museum’s grounds and specially-designed collectibles.
Easily one of the most famous doors in Japanese manga and anime, the Anywhere Door can be found alongside lovable Doraemon statues across the museum’s front lawn. Another of Doraemon’s classic gadgets, the Time Machine, invites you to travel through both time and space. To ensure a safe environment for everyone, the installations are applied with self-disinfecting coating and cleaned regularly. We would like to remind visitors to refrain from touching the installations and to continue to observe safe management measures as well as good personal hygiene during their visit. Don’t forget to look out for Doraemon’s Gadgets of the Future, where visitors can view some of his fascinating gadgets including the Doc-in-a-Box and Shrink Ray.
Visitors will also be able to discover some Gadgets of the Past in a temporary showcase towards the end of the Singapore History Gallery. As part of our Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative to broaden our contemporary collection, the museum would like to hear from the public on the classic gadgets of their time – these can be shared by tagging us on social media with the hashtag #MySGGadget and pictures of iconic science and technology items. Visitors can try their hand at designing their own gadget in the Redesign an Artefact activity, based on real artefacts displayed at the museum.
This campaign also invites visitors to explore stories of Singapore through fascinating artefacts in the museum’s galleries and our National Collection. Launching on 31 October as well is a fully online trail by the museum, Let’s jalan-jalan!, which visitors can enjoy from the comfort of their home and rediscover fun facts about 14 neighbourhoods around Singapore through an “island-wide” hunt, through https://www.doraemonxnms.sg/mediapath/.
Chung May Khuen, Director, National Museum of Singapore, said: “The National Museum of Singapore always strives to ensure that the content we present is not only accessible but relatable to the community. An icon familiar to many, Doraemon is symbolic and reflective of the wave of popularity in Japanese pop culture in Singapore in the 1980s and 1990s, and is still very much well-loved till today. We are excited to welcome Doraemon to the museum and hope that Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore can help uplift spirits and bring some cheer to all of us during this trying time.”
School Holiday Activities
In conjunction with Children’s Season from 16 November, NMS will launch a series of programmes including the Get Curious! trail, which will feature a fun tic-tac-toe game at the museum. Participants will stand a chance to win a specially-curated range of the museum’s merchandise with Doraemon Singapore-themed collectibles designed by homegrown designled lifestyle goods brand Supermama! For those keen to get their hands on the collectibles, NMS will also be selling limited quantities of the collectible sets on select weekends of the school holiday period. More details will be shared on the National Museum’s website and social media platforms closer to the launch date.
More information can be found at https://go.gov.sg/timetravelwithnms.
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