Explore Singapore’s history and founding values at the National Museum of Singapore’s Founders’ Memorial exhibition – Semangat Yang Baru!

Character Companion

THE National Museum of Singapore is proud to present the Founders’ Memorial’s pilot exhibition, Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit. This exhibition takes you on a journey through Singapore’s nation-building years, exploring the challenges faced by our founding leaders and how their values and principles shaped the foundation of independent Singapore.

Through the use of innovative technologies such as cloud infrastructure and 5G connectivity, the exhibition offers an authentic and personalised storytelling experience. You’ll be guided by virtual “Character Companions”, who provide personal perspectives on larger historical developments, helping you to understand the impact of policy decisions on individuals and communities.

Daching Pig Weighing Scale

Experience interactive exhibits such as role-playing tours and multimedia kiosks, and discover which of the founding values you identify with most. Among the artefacts featured in the exhibition is a daching pig weighing scale contributed by Mr Tan Kah Hoe and Mdm Amy Phua, reflecting the tough decision of phasing out pig farming in Singapore to protect the environment. And best of all, admission is free for all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents!

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s birth, the exhibition also features a special digital trail spanning the post-war Singapore section of the Singapore History Gallery. Visitors are invited to embark on a trail in the exhibition to find out more about Mr Lee’s legacy and the values he embodied. Other activities being planned in the National Heritage Board’s museums to commemorate this anniversary include a short film based on Mr Lee’s historic speeches and a pop-up exhibition in August for children to learn about Singapore’s founding Prime Minister.

Opportunity to learn more about Singapore’s history and founding values. And be sure to check out the other exciting activities planned by the National Heritage Board in celebration of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy! Admission is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents