A New Travel Exhibition Has Launched At The National Museum Of Singapore Features The Iconic T2 Board And More


Noor Aishah Karim •  May 25, 2023

From 27 May 2023 to 19 Nov 2023, visitors can embark on a journey of exploration and self-reflection at the National Museum of Singapore’s new travel exhibition. Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm (last admission at 6.30 pm); the exhibition offers free entry for Singaporeans and PRs, with tickets available for purchase starting from 22 May. Here are the must-sees of the exhibition!

The Exhibition

Located in the basement level of the museum, the main exhibition is organised into distinct "chapters," reminiscent of a travel guidebook. These chapters revolve around four themed sections: transport, accommodation, food and beverage, and sights and shopping. Each section offers a unique perspective on Singapore's travel history, allowing visitors to explore the different facets that shaped the city's identity.

Analogue Flip Board

One of the main attractions is the iconic analogue flip board, formerly displayed at Changi Airport Terminal 2. It now finds its place alongside the Singapore Airlines’ A380 prestigious Suites Cabin seat.

Singapore Airlines’ A380 prestigious Suites Cabin seat

If you’re excited to see the iconic SIA’s iconic first-generation Suites cabin seat from its A380 aircraft, you’re in luck! This snapshot into the travel experience of luxury passengers in a past era will transport you back in time.

Boarding pass usage

You will be given a boarding pass at the start of the exhibition, and you can use that to access the lounge area where they transport you back into the 80s disco era!

Eating Out!

For those of you who fondly remember old-school brands such as A&W and Billy Bombers, Another section called "Eating Out" provides a delightful trip down memory lane.

You’ll find menus, photos, and various items from these beloved establishments here. How time has flown!

What To Look Forward To

Throughout the year, the exhibition will also feature exciting pop-up experiences, including NMS' very own disco room and other complementary programming designed to engage visitors of all ages.

By presenting Singapore's travel history through a series of engaging chapters, the exhibition "Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, the 1800s – 2000s" offers a unique opportunity for visitors to connect with the heritage and evolution of their nation.

Whether marvelling at iconic artefacts, immersing yourself in pop-up experiences, or exploring the themed sections, you are invited to rediscover Singapore's rich cultural history and perhaps take this time to reflect on your place on this sunny island.

Admission Fee: Free for Singapore citizens

Address: 93 Stamford Road

Opening hours: 10am -7pm