The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
Singapore Noodles: “A Cross-Cultural Mutated Freak of Nature”?
Sat, 3 Aug | 2pm – 3pm | The Salon, Level 1
Other than the burger, Singapore Noodles could be one of the most ubiquitous dishes served across the world today. It waves the flag of Singapore from Australia all the way to Estonia, long before the state-endorsed chilli crab has. But Singapore Noodles has never been considered Singaporean. A mainstay in almost every Asian restaurant in the Western world, the dish holds more memories for Caucasians than for Singaporeans—if the latter have had it at all. Since 2015, food researcher and writer Sheere Ng has been investigating the dish in cities such as New York, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. She will share her findings on the migrations and cross-cultural culinary exchanges that possibly led to the creation of Singapore Noodles, and how its significance has differed across communities, places and times.
Limited spaces available. $5 per ticket includes light refreshments. Visit sgnoodles.peatix.com for registration.
Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.
Will Pragmatism Undermine Singapore’s National Identity?
The National Museum presents "The Future is Today: Climate Change and the Power of Nature" in conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival 2019. This visual art showcase features a series of immersive and engaging contemporary art installations by both local and international artists, highlighting the global issue of climate change and the importance of sustainability.
Experience the Labour Movement’s story, intertwined with Singapore’s history, as it makes its way into the future. From the struggles during the pre and post-independence days of Singapore to the triumphant moments of our common history, witness how the Labour Movement evolved into the modern movement it has become today.
This exhibition explores the world of food packaging in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s - 1970s when food was manufactured in factories.