Singaporeans invited to choose items and pen letters for SG100 time capsule

Singaporeans invited to choose items and pen letters for SG100 time capsule
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Even though SG50 is not over yet, preparations are already underway for the nation's 100th birthday in 2065.

Singaporeans are invited to pick out items to be included into a time capsule that will be opened in 50 years' time, said the SG50 committee in a release on Monday, Sep 21.

The list of 60 items include national symbols, local products as well as uniforms. These items each represent one of four key themes that celebrate Singapore's unity in diversity, sense of home, links to the world and also our resourcefulness and resilience as a nation.

Members of the public can also leave notes attached to their selected items to show why these chosen objects are meaningful to them.

Starting today till Nov 1, the public may choose items online through the SG50 website or via digital selection booths that will be shifted around selected libraries and the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Minister for Education and Chairman of the SG50 Steering Committee Mr Heng Swee Keat said: "Beyond a collection of items, the SG50 Time capsule celebrates our diversity, our values and our aspirations for the future.

"When the time capsule is opened in the year 2065, it will give them a glimpse into our way of life, the memories and values we share, as well as our hopes for the future."

The final items for the SG50 Time Capsule will be unveiled at the end of November at the Jubilee Big Walk.

For more information, visit www.singapore50.sg.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

 

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