Explore Singapore’s Cutting-Edge Innovative Technology at the “City of Innovation: Singapore” Exhibition

A showcase of Singapore as a city at the forefront of innovation using cutting-edge technologies to improve the lives of citizens

City of Innovation (Credit to National Geographic)City of Innovation (Credit to National Geographic)

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: Singapore” 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, Singapore University of Technology and Design and National Environmental Agency. Visitors will get a chance to see male Wolbachia-carrying Aedes mosquitoes and try their hand at 3D printing.

Mr. 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 the dedicated scientists and engineers in Singapore who are forging new breakthroughs in their industries. We are 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 (Singtel TV Ch. 201, StarHub TV Ch. 411) on 17 November 2019 at 8pm 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. Details of the exhibition, AR booklet distribution, telecast times can be found below.

More information on the collaboration can be found here.

National Geographic “City of Innovation: Singapore” Exhibition Details:

Date/Day Location Address Time
15 – 18 November 2019 Marina Bay Sands, Digital Light Canvas B2-50 Canal level 2, Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972 12pm – 8pm
27 November – 1 December 2019 Our Tampines Hub, Festive Walk 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523 11am – 8pm
11 – 15 December 2019 Toa Payoh HDB Hub 470 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310470 12pm – 8pm

National Geographic “City of Innovation: Singapore” Long-Form Documentary Telecast Times:

National Geographic (HD) via Starhub TV channel 411 and SingTel TV Channel 201

Premieres: Sunday, 17 November 2019, 8pm

Repeats: Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9pm
Saturday, 23 November 2019, 3.15pm
Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 4.10pm
Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 8.pm
Sunday, 12 January 2020, 10.40pm

Members of the public can pick up the AR booklet at all public libraries from next week onwards.


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