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Thursday, 24th April 2014
This Weekend: Free Exhibitions at National Museum of Singapore

If you are still undecided on your weekend plan, we say you head over to National Museum of Singapore bright and early on either of the days!

Public Garden will be there and of course with many great vendors bringing you a great mix of Singapore's handmade and design scene.

Happening alongside the market at National Museum of Singapore are four exhibitions that centers around Singapore's history. Admission to these exhibitions is free! See you this weekend for a fruitful afternoon of learning and shopping.

1. Genesis
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr, 10am – 6pm, free admission.

Genesis is a display of photographs taken by Brazilian-born world traveller and photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Designed and curated by his wife Leila Salgado, his works are being showcased in Asia for the first time. The 245 black and white extremely grand and moving images of lands and seas are taken all over 30 different places that Sebastiao set foot on from 2004 to 2011. They send a powerful message to protect our fragile planet.

2. The People's Collection – A Special Exhibition
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr, 10am – 7pm, free admission.

A collaboration between National Museum of Singapore and MediaCorp Pte Ltd, The People's Collection is curated upon a documentary series titled Treasure Hunt, produced by Channel NewsAsia. In this documentary, Singaporeans showcased special heritage objects that they hold dear. The items shown in the documentary will be presented at the gallery space.

3. We: Defining Stories
Opens Sun 27 Apr. 10am – 6pm, free admission.

We: Defining Stories is a collaborative photo exhibition with The Straits Times that will show the iconic moments in Singapore's post-war years from the 1950s till 2013. The Straits Times being the national newspaper since independence, it definitely has an impressive backlog of photographs from the significant events that has happened throughout Singapore's history.

4. 'More than a Garden': An exhibition to share the heritage value of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr, 10am – 6pm, free admission.

Our Botanic Gardens is indeed More Than A Garden. For 155 years now, the Gardens' rubber plant brought prosperity to Singapore and the neighbours and the resplendent orchids became a Singapore icon. At this exhibition, you can see Singapore's progress from a colony to a garden city and discover how Botanic Gardens is truly more than just a garden.

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