Ahh ~~ Titanic. The tragic tale of a ship that never made it to it’s destination. A story of love and lost, hope and despair.
A couple of weeks back, I was at Marina Bay Sands with my partner and we decided to pay the Titanic Exhibition a visit, partly cause I was bored and didn’t wanna go home so early.
So we queued and before entering the actual exhibition, we were given ‘tickets’. In this case, they resembled the boarding tickets that were used in the past. Here are mine and my partner’s:
Sweet huh? Talk about a unique way of presentation. Seriously loved it. And thus our journey began…
Many things were shown in the Titanic Exhibition, namely:
- The history of Titanic from its conceptualization/designing all the way till its last breath (and everything in between of course) – with various dates being put up to give the patron a better understanding of what was done during which date/day.
- Many artifacts (all original) collected from the Titanic’s wreckage and what remained of it (toothbrushes, compact mirrors, dining ware, sinks, taps, clothes etc.)
- Mini previews of what the various rooms of different classes looked like – first class, second class and third class
- A preview of what the grand staircase looked like was also re-enacted for us to see. (a professional photographer was there to help take photos but since neither of us were dressed up, we gave it a pass)
- A block of ice was also part of the exhibition. There were many handprints on it – some quite shallow, while others very deep. Apparently some people must have bloody thick-skinned to withstand that level of cold. Sadly I didn’t even last for 3 seconds before deciding to pull back lest I had frostbite
And of course…stories and quotes of Titanic’s original passengers were shown. That was probably the most touching part. There were similar tales of ‘Rose and Jack’ told across, with some women even staying behind with their husbands. ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ indeed.
Here’s a video of the Titanic Exhibition (in Singapore) for those of you who are curious:
Do drop by if you have the time. Really, it’s absolutely worth it.