Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks

Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks
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Go on your own Gulliver-esque experience in a new travelling exhibition – Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks. Visitors can get to tower over miniature models of some of Singapore’s most familiar landmarks that showcase the architectural diversity of our National Monuments.

Organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division of the National Heritage Board (NHB), the travelling exhibition features eight models of National Monuments, constructed using over 110,000 toy bricks.

The exhibition features models of eight National Monuments, namely:
a) Central Fire Station
b) Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
c) Jurong Town Hall
d) Nanyang University Library
e) National Museum of Singapore
f) St Andrew’s Cathedral
g) Sultan Mosque
h) Thian Hock Keng

The monuments featured in the exhibition were also selected to represent the diversity of architecture styles (e.g., Neoclassical, Art Deco, Neo-Gothic, Modern, etc) found among Singapore’s National Monuments, which are reflective of the different periods in Singapore’s history.

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Through the exhibition, visitors of all ages can discover more about the history and significance of the monuments, and the stories behind them, which remind us of how far we have come as a nation.

The Building History exhibition will be at the Central Public Library from 7 to 30 June. It will subsequently travel around Singapore’s libraries.

Central Public Library, 7 Jun – 30 Jun 2018
Marine Parade Public Library, 1 Jul – 30 Jul 2018
Jurong Regional Library, 1 Aug – 30 Aug 2018
Tampines Regional Library, 1 Sep – 29 Sep 2018
Ang Mo Kio Public Library, 1 Oct – 30 Oct 2018
Sengkang Public Library, 1 Nov – 29 Nov 2018
Choa Chu Kang Public Library, 1 Dec – 30 Dec 2018

“How Many Bricks?” Contest on Social Media
From 7 to 30 June, visitors to the exhibition can stand to win attractive prizes, by guessing the number of bricks used to build the largest model of the Sultan Mosque.

To participate, visitors can upload a photo of the Sultan Mosque model with their answer on their personal Facebook or Instagram accounts with the hashtags #BuildingHistorySG and #librarysg.

The three closest guesses will win LEGO models, while the next 10 closest guesses will win a unique children’s storybook on National Monuments.

Event Information

Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks

Start date: 7/6/18 10:00
End date: 30/6/18 21:00

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