Calling all Star Wars fans across Singapore: ArtScience Museum has a new special exhibit in town, and it’s all about the epic space saga. At Star Wars Identities, get to know the media franchise’s iconic characters, like Darth Vader, Yoda, Boba Fett, and C-3PO, on a whole new level. And through an interactive galactic quest, you can even learn more about yourself.
At the final leg of this unique traveling exhibit, an adventure into identity awaits. Follow Luke and Anakin Skywalker from their origins on Tatooine, to the friends and mentors they meet during adolescence, through their choices that will define them as adults. A stunning collection of Star Wars costumes, models, props, and artwork allows you to see a different side to these heroes and all the other unforgettable characters.
Our favorite part of Star Wars Identities would have to be the quest, where you can design your own Star Wars hero. You could be a bounty hunter, Jedi knight, or rebel fighter pilot, to name a few. Your quest is interwoven seamlessly throughout the exhibit, so this is not your typical online quiz or avatar maker.
Whether you’ve watched the Star Wars films in theaters or consider yourself a die-hard nerd, you should not miss this museum exhibit. But what is a fan to do before experiencing this exciting show? Here are a few ways you can be one with the force.
Watch the classic trilogy
If you want to reacquaint yourself with the characters, at least watch the original trilogy released between 1977–1983: Star Wars (A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Any fan knows that this trilogy is the heart of the Skywalker Saga. The entire media franchise traces its roots to these three films.
Watch the prequels, then the sequels
Curious about the origins of Luke and Anakin Skywalker? Ever wondered what happened to the empire after the original trilogy? Then school yourself further by watching the prequels released from 1999–2005 (The Phantom Menace, The Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith) and the sequels released from 2015–2019 (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker). These six films will give you a clearer picture of whether Luke and Anakin are prime examples of nature, or nurture, shaping their identity.
Dig deep into the expanded universe
Can’t get enough of Star Wars? There are countless other ways of navigating this expansive universe. There are spinoff films, television shows, and animated series. Also, there are comics, novels, and video games. There’s even a specially curated wiki called Wookieepedia. All these materials are sure to take on you a journey in a galaxy far, far away.
Listen to the soundtrack
The music for Star Wars is as colorful and exciting as the stories in the space opera. Who doesn’t get excited by the sound of the main theme as each film starts? Who can’t forget the Imperial March? And doesn’t the jazzy tune of Cantina Band make you want to jive? Relive the memories by playing the movie soundtracks composed by John Williams.
Dress the part
Like the author and her circle of family and friends, you may have a bag inspired by R2-D2, or a themed t-shirt. Or maybe you have a Jedi knight or stormtrooper costume tucked away in your closet. As you head off to see Star Wars Identities, show off your fandom and wear your costumes and merchandise with great pride. Why wait until May 4 to dress up?
Please note that to ensure the safety of museum-goers, all forms of helmets, full-face character masks, lightsabers, and other props are prohibited. Sorry, super fans.
Explore ArtScience Museum and Marina Bay Sands
Make the most of your trip to Marina Bay Sands by discovering what else the massive leisure and entertainment complex has to offer. See the permanent displays and other special exhibits inside ArtScience Museum. View the Singapore skyline from a different perspective at the Skypark Observation Deck. Or cool off with a sampan boat ride through the shops.
Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition is on view at ArtScience Museum until June 13, 2021. The museum is at Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore. It is open Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday exhibit tickets are available on KKday for 24.90 SGD per adult. For details, visit marinabaysands.com/museum.html.
*Featured image via Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition