It seems appropriate that Remembering Our Founders: The Making of a Memorial, an exhibition in support of efforts to build a Founders’ Memorial to Singapore’s early leaders, is being held at Gardens by the Bay. Based on a survey, more than 70% of Singaporeans selected Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay as the preferred site for the new memorial.
Remembering Our Founders: The Making of a Memorial
At the Remembering Our Founders exhibition, visitors can look out to the possible site for the memorial, located across the waters of the Kallang River. The land at the Bay East Garden is still, for the most part, undeveloped parkland.
The free exhibition is currently being held at Gardens by the Bay’s Waterview Room till 30 April 2017.
Share Your Views
At the Remembering our Founders: The Making of a Memorial exhibition, visitors get to reflect on the contributions of Singapore’s founding fathers. In the first section, the thoughts of Singaporeans are shared through pillars of multimedia displays.
It is then visitors’ chance to have their say. They can participate in a survey where they can indicate their preferences by stepping on panels on the floor.
Tapping on the collective views of visitors, interactive multimedia panels allow visitors to design and present their ideas on the Founders’ Memorial. For children, there is also a paper-based colouring activity to do.
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Remembering Our Founders: The Making of a Memorial is a chance for Singaporeans to share their views about how the Founders Memorial should be built.
“We want to engage Singaporeans over the coming months on the Founders’ Memorial. We seek to tap their ideas to conceptualise a memorial that will best reflect the founding ideas and values that will continue to inspire us all, including generations of Singaporeans to come,” Mr Lee Tzu Yang, Chairman, Founders’ Memorial Committee, is quoted as saying.
Go on a Guided Tour
Guided tours of the Remembering Our Founders: The Making of a Memorial showcase, are also available at 10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm on weekdays and at the top of every hour between 10 am and 6 pm on weekends. The tour consists of a 30-minute guided walkthrough of the exhibition and a 30-minute Garden Cruiser ride around Bay East Garden, the leading site identified for the Founders’ Memorial.
Registration for the guided tour can also be done at least three days in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details on the names of visitors, number of visitors, a contact number and preferred timeslot.
Remembering our Founders: The Making of a Memorial
Venue: Waterview Room, Gardens by the Bay (Entrance next to Flower Dome)
Dates: 14 Mar 2017 to 30 April 2017
Opening Times: Weekdays, 10 am to 8 pm; Weekends, 9 am to 9 pm; Open on Public Holidays