Singapore, 15 April 2024 –Singapore is set to captivate the world at the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan from 13 April to 13 October 2025 through a compelling representation of its innovative, sustainable, and resilient qualities at the Singapore Pavilion.

With ‘Where Dreams take Shape’ as the tagline, the Singapore Pavilion or ‘The Dream Sphere’ aims to inspire and invite visitors to explore the infinite possibilities of dreams and to shape the future with the city-state. The Pavilion will delight visitors with interactive multimedia and art installations featuring Singapore artists, showcasing how the collective spirit of Singaporeans – characterised by tenacity, innovation and imagination – transforms aspirations into reality. 

The Singapore Pavilion will showcase our bold and contemporary spirit that drives positive change to build stronger communities for a liveable and sustainable city, taking care of all who live on our island, from nature to the community. Showcases of our food, culture and arts also nestle within the Pavilion, further piquing visitors’ interest in Singapore as a top-of-mind travel destination. 

His Excellency Ong Eng Chuan, Singapore’s Ambassador to Japan and Commissioner General of the Singapore Pavilion, said: “Singapore and Japan enjoy robust and multifaceted ties.  The strength of these ties is evident in Singapore’s strong support for the Expo 2025 Osaka, including being the first country to begin construction on our pavilion. As we approach the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore in 2026, Singapore’s presence at the Expo 2025 Osaka will reinforce our strong bilateral ties and benefit both our countries. I hope our friends in Japan and around the world will enjoy experiencing the Singapore Pavilion.” 

Led by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore’s participation at Expo 2025 on Yumeshima Island, situated near Osaka, presents a valuable opportunity to share the nation’s story. Carrie Kwik, Executive Director, World Expo and Special Project, STB, said: “Singapore’s participation at Expo 2025 in Osaka serves as an important platform for Singapore enterprises and talents to be profiled on a global stage, and a chance for companies to enhance their brand visibility and engage potential business partners. We are proud to bring Singapore to Osaka and aim to have Singapore business missions visiting Japan to network and promote collaboration between Singapore companies and Japanese guests at our Singapore Pavilion.”

Kingsmen Exhibits, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kingsmen Creatives, a leading creator of experiences, is appointed to design and produce the showcase for the Singapore Pavilion, while DP Architects, a leading Singapore-based multidisciplinary design firm recognised as one of the largest architectural practices globally, will spearhead the architectural design. This collaboration brings to life the vision of 'The Dream Sphere', underscoring the pride of working with Singaporean partners who are globally recognised for their exceptional creativity and expertise.

Themed ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, Expo 2025 Osaka is expected to attract more than 28 million visitors over 184 days. Expo 2025 Osaka will be Japan’s third Expo, having hosted the Osaka Expo in 1970 and Aichi Expo in 2005.

Annex A: Singapore Pavilion
Annex B: Singaporean Artists

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Quote Sheet

Anthony Chong, Group Managing Director, Kingsmen Exhibits: “We are thrilled to play a part in representing Singapore's rich culture and achievements on the global stage. Collaborating closely with local talents, we aim to create a Pavilion that not only showcases Singapore's uniqueness but also celebrates the creative prowess of our homegrown talents. We are committed to delivering an unforgettable experience for visitors to the Singapore Pavilion.”

Seah Chee Huang, CEO, DP Architects: "The DP Architects group is truly excited and proud to be part of the creative team behind the Singapore Pavilion for Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai, Japan. Inspired by the ‘Little Red Dot’, the genesis of the design is a physical manifestation of this term of endearment, into a larger-than-life experiential sphere, nestled in a dream-like cloudscape. A Dream Sphere, enveloped by thousands of Dream Discs made of recycled material, presents a beacon of collective aspiration, where we invite the global community on a multi-sensorial journey to imagine a wondrous world of endless possibilities, powered by dreams and the determination to positively shape the lives of people and the planet. Through distinctive design and experiences of the Singapore Pavilion, we hope visitors will be inspired by how shared values, purpose, bold imaginations, and concerted actions can propel us to co-create a better, more sustainable, and lovable future for all." 

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