Transformers exhibition opens in Singapore

Transformers exhibition opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Optimus Prime and Bumblebee greeted the media at the Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore.

Now, the Autobots aren't here to do battle but to impart some knowledge.

Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, CEO of Science Centre Singapore, said: "As a Science Centre, we must certainly highlight the science. We don't just take in the exhibits wholesale and show them as displays - we added a lot of science, hands-on activities, plus explanations.

"We have fringe activities, workshops, and, of course, the key highlight will be coming face to face with the two giants, the 7m-tall Bumblebee and 7m-tall Optimus Prime."

The Singapore leg is the third and final stop for the exhibition in Asia, after Malaysia and Macau.

Some other attractions include a 3-D projection mapping showcase, a hologram, a laser maze challenge and over 200 rare toys contributed by three collectors.

Collector Tyron Tan said: "When I have a chance like this to share my passion with everybody else, why not? It brings joy to children also when they see these on display. There're a lot of things here you don't get to see even in Toys'R'Us or in any of the department stores.

"My all-time favourites have been Omega Supreme and Metroplex, because they're the most massive ones, they're the giants.

Associate Professor Lim said his favourite was Optimus Prime.

He said: "He's almost like a 'thinking' warrior and I was S2-trained in the army, so I thought I could identify with him quite a bit.

Catch your favourite Transformer at the Science Centre Singapore from Nov 1 to March 1. Tickets are priced at $30 for adults and $22 for children.

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