By Kiana Koh
The Art Science Museum in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is famous not only amongst foreign visitors, but also the locals. The Art Science Museum fuses art and science as its name suggests. There are currently a total of 4 exhibitions, each exploring different beautiful combinations of science and art.
I went there on a Saturday with Travis, and had bought my tickets online. For those of you who are planning to go on weekends, do purchase your tickets online as it will save you a lot of hassle and time as the queues for the tickets are insane!
We went in for 3 exhibitions only; Future World: Where Art Meets Science, NASA – A Human Adventure and Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder. As for the fourth exhibition, Into The Wild, we did not go because I did not buy the tickets for us and we were too lazy to queue as well!
Our first stop was the Future World: Where Art Meets Science. This is a permanent exhibition that involves immersive and spectacular art installations that are brought to life. This exhibition was my favourite out of all the ones we went to. And the reason why? It is breathtakingly beautiful. Apparently, for this exhibition the Art Science Museum actually collaborated with “ultra-technologists” that hail from Tokyo. These “ultra-technologists” includes artists, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers. Enough talk, here are some photos taken by us!
These are from the opening section of the exhibition which is ‘Nature’. A whole big room is dedicated to this opening section and the entire room has lights and projectors (I think) to make it seem like there are flowers and grass growing everywhere!
This particular section had me almost dozed off because if you have not noticed, you are actually allowed to lie down on the bean bags and cushions provided there! The projections here are simulating waves in the ocean at different times, hence the different colours in the pictures above. Coupled with real, ocean wave sounds and soft, gentle music, it was super challenging to keep myself awake!
The next section was this little arch in a wall in bright yellow that turns into a small flight of stairs that eventually leads you to a slide! Yes a slide! I was so excited when I saw this and I just wanted to keep playing.
After sliding down, we reached an even bigger room that had this large screen on the wall. This large screen had sea creatures around and if you look closely, those sea creatures are not real but drawn and coloured by the visitors here! All you have to do is to take a piece of paper that has a sea animal on it, use the coloured pencils and markers provided at the tables and after you are done drawing, just scan it, and wait for your drawing to appear on screen! Cool right?
We walked a few feet across and saw these luminous cubes and snapped a few photos of ourselves!
Below are more photos that we had taken!
This last section of the exhibition is just so extraordinary.
There are really no words to describe this part of the exhibition.
Just take a look at the lights. The whole room is filled with streamers of lights that change colour. Isn’t it just so captivating and beautiful?
This whole exhibition is just really like a dream come true. It really feels as though you have entered a new world that is filled with so much more than you have ever seen with your own two eyes. This is definitely one not to be missed!
Please look out for a part two, where I will be introducing the other 2 exhibitions!