When is it?
30 Jan – 13 Jun 2021
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Entry into the exhibition time-based – there are specific times of entry on the ticket. The instructions state “Don’t be late! Ticket holders may still enter the exhibition by joining the queue but will not have priority over other people who are already in the queue.” In reality you are required to join the queue anyway – all the way up the stairs and into the exhibition hall in our case. It was a long queue despite the timed entry.
We were in there roughly an hour and a half (90 minutes) because we waited to do create an identity throughout the exhibition. If you skip this the whole exhibition can be done in half the time..
3rd floor of the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Tickets must be purchased online prior to visit. Applicable for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers redemption. Valid from Mon to Fri only.
Note: all replica weapons, such as lightsabers, blasters and other props are forbidden inside the exhibition. Everyone is welcome to go dressed in favourite Star Wars costumes. However, all forms of helmets or full-face Star Wars character masks are prohibited (so that they can scan temperatures).
What is it?
It’s an exhibition of 200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork. There’s BB-8, R2-D2, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, an AT-AT; Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, stormtroopers, Darth Vader etc. are all on display.
The time consuming element is the STAR WARS™ Identities creation exploring the theme of identity using ten components that help make us who we are: species, genes, parents, culture, mentors, friends, events, occupation, personality, and values. These ten components follow the progression of identity from childhood to adulthood: first Origins, then Influences, and finally Choices. The wrist band given at the entrance has an electronic tag you scan at each station to create a portion of your identity. There are a limited number of stations, it takes time in some instances and long queues (safe distanced) form. Young children get bored and adults begin to question their life choices.
The costumes, models and drawings are great and well worth visiting with your camera if you’re a Star Wars fan. Just skip the identity creation if you don’t have children with you.
A small selection (of the myriad of photos I took) to give you a flavour of the exhibition.