National Geographic, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), presents “City of Innovation: Singapore”. Through a roving exhibition and a long-form documentary, they showcase Singapore’s growth as a city that leverages technology to find cutting-edge solutions that benefit its people, while helping the city-state to keep ahead in planning for its future.
The collaboration will also mark the finale of the inaugural National Geographic Explorers Festival in Singapore. Hosted by National Geographic Society and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, the five-day festival brings together a community of innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers from around the region to share their discoveries, insights, and solutions for creating a more sustainable future.
City of Innovation exhibition and documentary by National Geographic and MCI
Taking place over four weeks, the “City of Innovation: Singapore” exhibition will launch at Marina Bay Sands on 15 November 2019. It will then rove to two other locations, Our Tampines Hub and Toa Payoh HDB Hub. Visitors to the exhibition can expect an exciting and interactive experience.
Through immersive projection mapping, visitors will be transported to locations with restricted access and witness the innovative technologies firsthand, such as the Stamford Detention Tank, Eco-Link@BKE, Digital Forest and Virtual Singapore. Another highlight that visitors can look forward to is the use of Augmented Reality (AR) to bring the featured projects to life, via a special “City of Innovation: Singapore” AR brochure. The exhibition will also feature booths by partner agencies, SUTD and NEA. Visitors will get a chance to see male Wolbachia-carrying Aedes mosquitoes and try their hand at 3D printing.
Vineet Puri, Lead, Media Sales & Brand Partnerships, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, said, “We are honoured to collaborate with MCI and celebrate Singapore’s development into a cutting-edge centre for innovation. This collaboration showcases dedicated scientists and engineers in Singapore who are forging new breakthroughs in their industries. We’re proud to shine the spotlight on this community through “City of Innovation: Singapore”.
Ms Soffy Hariyanti, Director, Campaigns & Productions Department of MCI’s Public Communications Division said, “City of Innovation: Singapore presents some of the technological and innovative breakthroughs that are taking place in Singapore. There are many passionate people behind these efforts and their stories deserve greater visibility to inspire others and celebrate the can-do spirit of our people. National Geographic and its vision for a better collective future is a natural fit to showcase the cutting-edge innovations in Singapore that are helping to improve the lives of Singaporeans.”
A 60-minute documentary, “City of Innovation: Singapore”, will also premiere exclusively on the National Geographic channel on 17 November at 8 pm, in conjunction with the launch of the exhibition. The documentary takes a closer look into Singapore’s advances in engineering innovations and explores the people and technologies that are changing how modern cities evolve. Catch exclusive scenes behind groundbreaking technologies and projects such as Virtual Singapore, Project Wolbachia – Singapore, Deepwater Ocean Basin, Argon Transform, E6Nano and Nano-satellites.