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Explore the Artic
Past, Present and Future




This is a past exhibition.

Exhibition Dates:

11 Nov - 11 Dec 2015


Hall B, Science Centre


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What has the Arctic got to do with Singapore? Singapore is a mere one degree north of the Equator and more than 7,200 km from the Arctic Circle. At first glance, therefore, it appears that Singapore and the Arctic are two disparate places with nothing in common.  Yet, what happens in the Arctic – either the melting of ice caps or the opening of new sea routes – has important implications for Singapore as a low-lying island and international seaport!

Exhibition Highlights

Through this exhibition, find out about a wide range of Arctic-related topics, such as the following and many more:


Singapore’s relationship with the Arctic

Did you know that Singapore is an observer in the Artic Council since 2013? Singapore has more ties with the polar regions than you think.


The Arctic Ecosystem and Animal Life

What are some of the animals that have adapted to thrive in the harsh conditions of the Arctic? How are they affected by pollution and climate change?

Climate Change and the Arctic

The Arctic is heating up fast, with the sea ice disappearing and glaciers melting at an unprecedented rate! What effect does this have locally and globally?



Polar Explorers

Learn about two well-known Norwegian polar explorers, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, and their contribution to polar research and expeditions to the Arctic.

This is exhibition is a collaboration between the Science Centre, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy of Singapore. It is presented to Singapore by Norway as an SG50 gift - to celebrate a new layer in Singapore’s identity – that of being an Arctic nation.  

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