The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mirrors the original shop's curated collection of finely crafted objects. The furniture, lighting and accessories showroom carries a great assortment of products, ranging from handcrafted airplane models and nostalgic board games, to a compete furniture collection.
Authentic Models was started in Amsterdam in the late 60’s by Haring Piebenga, who saw a market for reproduction antiques. Since then, the collection has expanded but the core concept remains the same: unique objects finely crafted and inspired by originals. Authentic Models items regularly turn up at auction, which is a testament to its commitment to quality. Their collection is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history and cartography.
They search the world over to ensure authenticity, to appeal to the curious and discerning. With a focus on both eclectic and aesthetic, their products bring history and nostalgia to life. Inseparable from their roots, all come with a story.
Canal Level B2-42 The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Based in Singapore, they offer specially selected fossil pieces acquired from around the world. Presenting pieces that were previously only available to museums and universities, Set in Stone looks to bring millions of years of natural history directly to your personal collections, living rooms and work spaces.
In addition to selecting rare pieces that are authentic and unique, they ensure that each piece has aesthetic qualities that you will enjoy. From collectors to homes and businesses, they believe that their selection of fossil pieces will catch your eye and stir the imagination of every viewer.
Cliff Hartono is the founder and director of Set in Stone Gallery Pte Ltd. Born in Hamburg, Germany, fossils have been a lifelong passion for him. He has travelled extensively around the globe to dig and acquire fossils for his personal collection.
On his various travels, Cliff noticed that some fossils had aesthetic qualities that were not fully appreciated by traditional hobbyists. Thus, he began to focus his search for fossils that belonged in the same echelon as rare antiques, paintings and sculptures. As his collection grew, Cliff began receiving an increasing number of requests from friends to purchase pieces for them. In 2012, Cliff left his corporate career at Credit Suisse’s London office behind to pursue his passion full-time.
The sister gallery to Langgeng Gallery one of the top galleries in Indonesia, Equator Art Projects aims to be a platform for art that is intelligent, sensuous and “of-this-moment”, regardless the medium.
Equator Art Projects also shows the works of regional artists from Singapore, China and the Philippines, and the gallery seeks to contribute to the study of Southeast Asian art history through its exhibitions and publications.
Get to the root of Singapore's diverse history and culture through the fascinating story of plants in the Heritage Gardens at Gardens by the Bay. Walk around the themed gardens and discover how plants are intricately linked to Singapore's culture.
The Heritage Gardens is a collection of four themed gardens that will take you through the history and culture of Singapore’s three main ethnic groups and colonial past.
As you walk through each garden, discover the stories of the contribution from different ethnic groups towards Singapore’s formation. "The Kampong House", the Malay Garden, stresses the role of edible fruits and medicinal plants used by the local Malay population, while "Black and White", the Colonial Garden, covers issues like plant transportation and profitable crops that have shaped Singapore’s history and economy.
Have you ever wondered why the British chose Singapore as a trading port, or how the indigenous Malays lived in pre-colonial Singapore? What is the connection between literature and poetry in China, or religion and reflection in India? Explore the Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Colonial-themed gardens and unearth the roots of Singapore's diverse history and culture through the fascinating story of plants.
Moving ahead, the MOE Heritage Centre, which is a part of the Academy of Singapore Teachers, will oversee the development of a repository housing materials on education heritage. The MOE Heritage Centre will also work with schools and other agencies to collect memories of school days from educators and all those who have been involved in education
The MOE Heritage Centre (MOE HC) was conceived within the auspices of the MOE History Project (launched in 2006) which had three key initiatives -- the MOE 50th Anniversary Commemorative Publication, a monograph series on Key Policies of MOE and the establishment of a MOE Heritage Centre.
Work on the MOE HC started in 2007 with the setting up of a research team to conduct research, conceptualise a framework and develop a storyline for the MOE HC. The Heritage Centre Unit (HCU) was set up in 2008 and housed temporarily at the Ghim Moh Language Centre before moving to its current site at the former New Town Primary School (Commonwealth Drive) at the end of that year.
HCU was also tasked to collect artefacts and historical information with a view of becoming a repository of educational heritage. In late 2008, since the eventual site of the MOE HC could not be secured yet, it was decided that an interim gallery is to be built within an old disused school building.
The conceptual framework of the interim gallery was finalised in 2008. In early 2009, a Vetting Committee was constituted to nuance and ensure the accuracy of the content of the gallery.
The gallery was conceived to inspire those aspiring to be teachers, affirm serving educators and to commemorate those in the service who have come before us. It was also planned to function as a training centre which could contribute to teachers' professional development.
Today, the MOE HC has three floors of galleries depicting five decades of education narratives. Historical artefacts, interactive stations and surround videos collectively evoke a sense of nostalgia and pride in educators visiting the galleries.
Singapore's first Indian Heritage Centre will open its doors in 2012. It will be located in Little India, at the junction of Clive Street and Campbell Lane, on a 2,000 square foot plot of land.
The government will provide most of the funding for the construction of the five-storey building and its operations. Besides serving as a ‘living’ platform for the Indian community, the new IHC is also expected to function as a showcase of Indian heritage for both Singaporeans and tourists.
NHB has commissioned the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) to organise a two-stage architectural design competition. The proposed site is the currently vacant state land with an area of 815.7 square metre located at the crossroads of Campbell Lane and Clive Street in Singapore.
The design brief requires that the scheme should represent contemporary architecture, besides providing a sense of Indian heritage. The new IHC should also strive to be all-encompassing and ensure representation and respect of all Indian communities and religions.
The IHC design should foster integration and accessibility; and it should be flexible to programmatic needs. Integration of innovative design and sustainable development and technology are some other requirements. The project will include the construction of the Indian National Army (INA) Historical Structure.
The design competition is open to all Singapore registered Architects. Foreign design consultants, who are registered within their own jurisdictions, may make submissions in collaboration with Singapore-registered architects. According to SIA, a statement of collaboration identifying the scope of responsibility of each party shall be submitted together with the Competition Package Collection Form.
The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is the national organisation representing architects in Singapore. Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), under the Heritage Institutions Division of the National Heritage Board, is shouldered with the responsibility of tracing the history of the Indian and South Asian community in the Southeast Asian region. A budget of $12 million has been allocated to the centre. The centre has been scheduled to open in 2013 and will feature small scale museum facilities as well as programming and educational spaces.