Time capsules are like buried treasure chests in which items are preserved for the future. When opened, these time capsules provide us with snapshots of the eras during which they were buried.
Time capsules come in many shapes and sizes, but they all contain items that the people and institutions of Singapore have chosen to represent themselves and their milestones. These items also represent the way that the makers of the time capsules hope to be remembered.
NHB’s Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore travelling exhibition provides an overview of the history of time capsules in Singapore and offer interesting facts about some of these time capsules and their contents.