A Hundred Years After Titanic

4 Apr

Another highlight of our Singapore trip was The Artifact Exhibition of the Titanic! :)  It has been a hundred years since the Titanic’s maiden voyage.  And at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, they were showing real objects that were in the Titanic also sharing real stories of the people who were on the ship, those who survived and those who didn’t.  This has been one of the most successful exhibitions in the world and I was so glad they were in Singapore! :)

Was so excited for this.  I began researching about the Titanic after watching the movie of Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.  Loved that movie.  Watched it five times in the theater when it came out :)  The guys were quite excited, too, as seen below. Haha!  This was taken outside Marina Bay Sands.  Lovely morning in Singapore!

I would love to stay in Marina Bay Sands Hotel someday and see the view from the top of the building! :)

On our way to the Museum, we couldn’t help but notice this Louis Vuitton Boutique.  This is the grandest boutique I have ever seen!  They actually have their own island! :)

In fact, when you enter the store, the LV will staff will welcome you to “Louis Vuitton Island” :)

Entrance to Louis Vuitton Island :)

We finally arrived at the ArtScience Museum after a lovely stroll :)

"Featuring 21 gallery spaces totaling 50,000 square feet, the Museum is set to become the heart of the growing ArtScience movement and the premier museum destination in Singapore for major international traveling exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world."

Dante loves museums :)

To those who will be in Singapore this April, make sure to check out this awesome exhibition!  It will be there until the 29th of April, 2012 :)  The Andy Warhol exhibit will run until August 12, 2012.  Won’t get to see this one! :(

They were also showing a one-hour long film about the Titanic which was optional.  But we didn’t have that much time so we just decided to see the Exhibition :)

I thought this Exhibition would be just like any other.  A room full of old stuff in glass cases, photos on the walls and video presentations.  I didn’t expect to feel like I traveled a hundred years back in time aboard this amazing ship!  In the Exhibition, they recreated the First and Third Class Cabins, Verandah Cafe, the Promenade Deck and Boiler Room.  I cannot explain how amazing it was!

What an amazing and eerie experience.  The Exhibition features about 275 artifacts recovered and some have never been seen before :)  As we went through the Exhibition, I had goose bumps the whole time.  Especially when I saw all the artifacts, knowing the person who owned it and why that person was on the Titanic.  They were even playing the actual music that was being played by the musicians aboard the ship.

I was so sad reading about the lives of the people on board.  They could have saved more lives if they just maximized the capacity of each boat.

Another memorable thing that they did for the Exhibition was before you enter the gallery area,  the usher will be giving you a boarding pass :)

It was another way for us to get to know a few more passengers aboard the Titanic.   The boarding pass would have the name of an actual passenger.  I got Mrs. Edgar Joseph Meyer (Leila Saks) and she was in First Class.  Leila was 25 years old from New York, New York.  She was returning home to attend the funeral of her father, Andrew Saks, the well-known New York merchant and founder of Saks Department Store.  She survived.  But her husband, Edgar Joseph Meyer, did not :(

We weren’t allowed to take photographs inside the Exhibition so I just took photos outside the gallery.

These are actual photographs of the Titanic :)

This photo below was taken while the Titanic was being built.

Enjoying my Museum Latte after that brilliant exhibit.

Peewee waiting for Andy who was still inside the gallery :)

Another pin to add to my collection :)

Admiring the Titanic :)

This was truly one of the best exhibits I’ve ever seen in my life and I’m so glad I was able to witness it.  The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most devastating disasters in history and its story must be shared to everyone.  I am looking forward to watching the movie once again and  I know I’ll end up crying just like the first time I saw it.

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5 Responses to “A Hundred Years After Titanic”

  1. an eye for an eye... April 4, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Don’t cry, Cathy… Don’t cry! ;)

  2. Valerie Katigbak April 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    that is an AWESOME pin to add to your collection!!! awww… jealous!!! :(

    • catcantada April 21, 2012 at 3:44 am #

      Hi Valerie!!! :) haha! super cool noh??? Grabe, you got me so into this pin collection hobby!!! Now I need a pin from everywhere I go! :) haha! :)

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