How does Singapore see itself? How do we present ourselves to the world, and how do others see us?
Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s–2000s traces Singapore’s identity through the medium of travel, examining the ways in which Singapore has been depicted and perceived by travellers who have arrived at our shores from past to present. The exhibition draws on the National Museum of Singapore’s rich collection to explore the visual language that has both shaped and depicted our unique identity.
Inspired by a travel guidebook, artefacts ranging from postcards and posters from the 19th and 20th centuries to paraphernalia from the iconic Raffles Hotel and Singapore Airlines are presented through four key chapters: Getting Around, Places to Stay, Eating Out, and Sights and Shopping. We invite you to delve into these “chapters” to probe and reflect upon how Singapore is imagined, portrayed, and experienced by both locals and foreigners alike.
Publisher: National Museum of Singapore
Country of Origin: Singapore
Page count: 198