I went to the Titanic exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Arts Science Museum back in January with my workmate~ It was $20 for Singaporean adult.
Photography was not allowed in the exhibition sadly so this is the only photo I got.
We were given a ticket upon entry.
First thing up was a photography session at the bow. You know the 'Jack I'm flying' scene. There were a group of people in front of us so we decided to skip it. So we began our journey! The first few rooms showed us how Titanic was build. There were locals and foreigners at the exhibition. I saw one Caucasian dad telling his son about the mechanics and stuffs. How cute~
Only after the reading the panels at the exhibition that I realise that the movie actually used the real names of the people involved with Titanic. For example, Mr Andrews, Mr Ismay and Captain Smith. I also got to know that some people were not meant to set sail on Titanic. People wanted Captain Smith to be the captain cause he wanted to retire already. Mr Andrews was also not meant to be on board but the other two persons fall sick and so he had to take over.
The exhibition also shared stories of the passengers on board. Some notable ones were of course from the First Class. And oh, it was also revealed that the price of a First Class ticket would be like $100,000 in today's money. And it does not include many things like dining, if I remember correctly. But the Third Class tickets were cheap.
We also got to see a replica of a First Class corridor which was sooo beautiful! I want my house corridor to look like that but my house doesn't have a corridor. They showed the First Class room and dining restaurant too. There was also a showcase of a Third Class cabin.
Then up came one of my favourite places, The Grand Staircase. I asked the person for the price of the photo and it was a whopping $25. I can't pay that much for a photo where I look ugly in so I just told him that I'd still take the picture cause I wanted to stand at the Grand Staircase. Let's just imagine that one day I will have my own Jack waiting for me at the staircase~
After that, we were welcomed to another beautiful place, The Promenade Deck. It actually feels like you're on the ship cause when you look out, you see a black sky with lots of stars and when you look down, you see ocean waves. So unbelievable. I so wanted to take a photo there but was afraid if there were cameras.
Next came the cool room! Literally~ It was the Iceberg gallery. There was a piece of iceberg in the room! I touched it a lot of times and it was of course freaking cold. That room also showed us how Titanic crashed with the iceberg and the boards showed us the reactions of the people. It seems that a lot of people were reluctant to wear the life vests or get onto a boat cause they really believed that Titanic could not sink. But according to Mr Andrews, it was a 'mathematical certainty' that Titanic would sink. Oh, the reason why they said Titanic was an unsinkable ship was due to the water tight shutter thingy.
And I also read that they could have enough lifeboats on Titanic. Enough to save everyone but they removed close to half or more than half of the lifeboats cause that was the minimum required by the law and they didn't want the ship to look clustered. Omg, I was so pissed when I read that.
And in the second last room, we were standing on clear glass/plastic and beneath it was sand filled with artifacts such as broken china. We also learned that the actual Titanic ship will disappear in years to come due to these organism called rusticles.
Yep, these are just some of the bits and pieces I remember about the exhibition. It's a must visit if you love the movie and want to know more factual stuffs about it.
Some souvenirs I got from the museum shop~
I want to go back there now that I have blogged about this!
But for now, I'm off to watch Titanic~