The Singapore Flyer is reimagining the 700-year history of Singapore with an all-new Time Capsule that’s unveiling tomorrow, 10 December!
Spanning across two levels, the immersive and multi-sensory attraction draws on the concept of time travel and takes you on a journey unlike no other, and you’ll see why.
We headed down to the launch and experienced the Time Capsule for ourselves, so follow us on this walkthrough to discover the Time Capsule before it officially launches tomorrow!
Adorable mascots are no stranger to us Singaporeans – think of the household names like Singa Lion, Charity Elephant, and the MRT Graciousness Mascots.
Upon entering, we were greeted by R65, the time-travelling robot modelled after “The Little Red Dot”, and taken through a journey of Singapore’s history and milestones with its memory orbs!
Catching glimpses of the arrival of migrants and pioneers from the ’60s and ’70s, we watched as Singapore transformed into the bustling city that it is today.
Island of Myths
Here, we travelled back 700 years and witnessed Singapore’s founding years through wayang kulit (traditional puppet-shadow play) and projections. We took a trip down memory lane and revisited the legend which inspired Singapore’s name, Singapura (the “Lion City” in Malay), as well as stories of Malay folklore.
There are also interactive leaf pads scattered throughout this section, where you’ll simply have to hover your hand over for a fun fact to appear!
River of Time
Mimicking the Singapore River, this particular exhibit took us on a journey of the development of the Singapore River area, with tales of its strategic location, traversing key neighbourhoods of commerce, trade, and settlements splashed across the walls.
Matrix of Possibilities
R65 made its appearance yet again at Matrix of Possibilities! Presented on a screen shaped as the island of Singapore, we went back to the past and watched the success stories of our nation, and explored the possibilities that the future held.
The Kaleidoscope Walk was truly a sight to behold. With the ceilings plastered with colourful, mesmerising prints, architectural styles, and fusions of food while the iconic National Day song Home, played in the background, it was hard not to get hit by pangs of nostalgia.
And, here’s your Insta-worthy spot! This exhibit literally took our breath away with its vibrant, galactic colours, followed by the immersive orchestration of visuals and music all about Singapore.
We watched as scenes of Singapore’s skyline, nature, and cultures appeared in bright, bold colours and projected on both left and right – it was both an absolutely trippy yet gorgeous sight to behold.
We never thought that we would get to see an aerial view of Singapore unfold right before our very eyes, but the Teleportal sure gave us a bird eye’s view of the country.
Our virtual tour with R65 started with the majestic Marina Bay through to the lush Southern Ridges, then over to our heartlands where most Singaporeans live.
Next, we headed back to the central civic district and visited the various key administrative buildings in the city centre, before taking a peek at the large complexes near the waterfront, the Esplanade and our sprawling National Stadium.
You’ll want to stay until the end to return to where you started — the Singapore Flyer, and take in the beautiful sunset featuring our panoramic skyline.
Admission details and packages
Singapore Flyer and the Time Capsule will be opened from Thursday to Sunday and on public holidays from 3pm to 10pm with the last admission at 9.15pm.
Tickets for Time Capsule can only be purchased online in the first two weeks of opening. Onsite tickets will be available for purchase from 24 December 2020 onwards.
Book your tickets directly online to enjoy great savings:
Complimentary admission to Time Capsule is included in premium experiences such as the Singapore Sling Experience, Premium Champagne Experience, and Singapore Flyer Sky Dining.
Locals can also use their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to purchase tickets online.
The Singapore Flyer and Time Capsule is located at 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803.