The Art Science Museum is a beautiful structure that looks like a bunch of bananas, lotus flower, human hand combined into one as you look at it from all angles. Sitting quietly beside the magnificent structure of the main Marina Bay sands building, it makes you curious about how inside the building looks like.
We had the chance to visit the Art Science Museum because artifacts recovered from the Titanic were on display and 2011 is the 100th year anniversary of the “unsinkable” ocean liner. No photography is allowed in the exhibition area. Except for the exorbitantly priced ones taken by the staff.
You will be given a boarding pass at the entrance, which is a replica of the real one with name of a real passenger and you can try to find if “you”survived at the end of the exhibition. Entering the display area, you are able to strike pose on the deck like how Rose and Jack did in the movie “Titanic”.
Its interesting to know how they try to remodel the first class and third class cabins and let you marvel at how people in the past has lived, with music and lighting to compliment the mood of each display area. There are also write ups of some of the passengers which helps you to visualize life at that period of time.
What intrigues us most are the personal belongings of the passengers. They somehow tells us the story of their owners, most of which did not survive. It’s amazing how the items are still in pretty good condition under the cold sea water with such high pressure.
[quote]It’s truly an insightful exhibition which combines history, culture and engineering into one.[/quote]
Interesting facts on the sunk Titanic
- It’s location is now 4 kilometres away from the sea surface and takes around 2 hours to travel to its location, if you travel at 2km/h.
- No humans can survive at such high pressure in the water.
- First class tickets cost $4500 at that time, which is equivalent of $130,000 today. No wonder they need to move with elegance on The Grand Staircase.
- It sunk only 2 days before it is supposed to reach it’s destination, New York