Travel Back in Time with Packaging Matters: Singapore's Food Packaging Story | National Museum of Singapore

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Location:  National Museum of Singapore's Stamford Gallery
Date:  6 Apr - 15 Mar 2019
Hour: 10am - 7pm
Admission: FREE

Sometimes, you head into an exhibition without much expectation but get pleasantly surprised. This is what Packaging Matters felt like. 

Packaging Matters

Tins, Bottles, Paper Bags and More

Packaging Matters

Packaging Matters

Packaging Matters

What can packaging from the past tell us? Apparently quite a lot from how canning pineapples was part of our history to how packaging design evolved with the changing consumer behaviors. 

If you thought grocery delivery is a new thing of the internet era, did you know that Cold Storage started a delivery system in 1935! 

Packaging Matters

Packaging Matters

More interesting to share will be the familiar packaging from your grandmother's (your kids great grandmother's) era and there is a sense of nostalgia just going through the exhibits. 

Family Corner

Packaging Matters

Kids may go around the Feely (pronounced feel-ly) Boxes around the gallery to feel the food packaging materials inside, and make a guess. Is it Paper, Plastic, Metal or Glass?  

Packaging Matters

You won't miss the large Wall Mural, which is aimed at helping Ah Gong and Ah Ma share with Ah Boy and Ah Girl, the food packaging materials that they are familiar with back in the days. 

Packaging Matters

Packaging Matters

Packaging Matters

The Old and New Packaging corner lets the kids try their hands at mixing and matching food packaging from the past and present to compare the difference between the types of packaging for the same items! Example, you can have soy bean milk in cups, plastic bags and cans!

Opening Weekend Special: 6 & 7 Apr 2019

There will be extra special programs on the opening weekend, so it will be the best time to visit!  

  • Food and Eco-Craft Market
    11am - 6pm
    Glass Atrium, L2

  • Film Screenings and Indoor Picnic
    12pm - 6pm
    The Salon, L1

  • Drop in Craft Activities
    11am - 5pm
    Various Locations within the Museum

  • Live Music Performances
    Various timings
    The Platform, L2

  • Timmy & Tammy Discover Singapore Hawker Food (Storytelling)
    2pm and 3.30pm
    Stamford Gallery

More details are available here

 Packaging Matters

What do you think? Will you spot something from your yester-years or will you be reminded of your own childhood? 



This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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