Thursday, 29 November 2012

Science Time Capsule uncovered for display at Science Centre

By Try Sutrisno Foo, Channel NewsAsia, 27 Nov 2012

A sealed metal cylinder known as the Science Time Capsule has been dug up for display at Science Centre Singapore.

On display are more than 100 household items from the past that capture a slice of life in Singapore in the 1970s and 1980s.

Visitors can expect to see previous forms of brand items like Tiger Balm, Pilot pens and F&N products. 

The Science Time Capsule exhibition marks the 35th anniversary of Science Centre Singapore, and will run till the end of January 2013 before the capsule is returned into the ground for the next 15 years.

The next unveiling of the time capsule will be in 2028, when Science Centre Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore, said they are items the general public can identify with.

He said they could be daily use household items or innovations or gadgets of industries, such as medical or automobile. They could also be prototypes or new concepts that are considered breakthrough items.

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