01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
LED Wall,
Level 1
Moving Memories I: 10am – 1pm
Moving Memories II: 1pm – 7pm
Free Admission
Travel through time and through scenes of Singapore, both past and present, featuring Yew Chong’s life-sized murals.
Moving Memories

Moving Memories I, 2017

Daily, 10am – 1pm

Savour these moments of our tangible and intangible heritage, such as barbers in back lanes, traditional kopi-making and roadside communal satay eating, as they come alive through animation and soundscape.

The murals featured in this installation are:
  • Barber, September 2015
  • Coffee Story, December 2016
  • Pasar, April 2016
  • Provision Shop, December 2015
  • Kampung, November 2015
  • Satay Club and the Kampung Scene from the Thian Hock Keng mural, July 2016 and April 2017

  • Images are courtesy of Yip Yew Chong

    Moving Memories II, 2022

    Daily, 1pm – 7pm

    We invite you to imagine yourselves in the busy Chinatown market; strolling along the drinks and flower stalls; stopping by the letter writer’s table or the Kampong Gelam shop adorned with rattan goods and carpets; travelling to the shops in Changi, or peeking into the ticketing hall of Odeon cinema where the kacang puteh man is seated.

    The murals featured in this installation include:
  • Chinatown Market, 2021
  • Letter Writer, 2018
  • Ice Kacang Stall, 2018
  • Flower Shop, 2018
  • Kampong Gelam Shop, 2016
  • Tailor Shop, 2019
  • Changi Lucky Store, 2019
  • Odeon Theatre, 2016

  • Images are courtesy of Yip Yew Chong
    Yew Chong (1)
    Feeling inspired by the colourful murals in the Moving Memories video installation? You can now create your own mural-inspired art pieces and enjoy a conversation with loved ones and friends as you explore familiar heritage scenes and sights. Choose from seven mural scenes created by Yip Yew Chong from the Moving Memories installation and gather your colouring materials to get started.

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    Accompanying this installation is a newly-launched Moving Memories Resource Kit that includes an activity guide and a suggested hands-on activity. This resource kit is created for senior organisations or care partners of persons with dementia to adapt and engage seniors in conversations.

    Please email to request for a digital copy of the accompanying Activity Guide.

    Family Time

    Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

    Museum guide

    Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!