Speciality Museums in Singapore

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Speciality Museums in Singapore

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  • London_Andy
    London, UK226 contributions
    I only visited the permanent exhibition and found it an interesting way to spend a few hours.

    The history of Singapore, from the colonial days through to independence was well told through a combination of artefacts and interactive media.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • CK R
    Singapore, Singapore207 contributions
    Situated next to the Maxwell MRT and the Maxwell Food Centre is this oasis of peace. We walked into this temple without knowing its significance. But when we entered it, we suddenly felt a feeling of inner bliss which lasted even after we walked out. The many stories of the Buddha depicted on the walls in the form of statues were quite illuminating. Finally, we reached the main prayer hall, where despite us, we folded our hands and prostrated before the idol. What an elevating experience!
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • Barb R
    6 contributions
    We love learning about the history of the countries and cities we are in and once again we were not disappointed. Priscilla's historical knowledge was amazing.
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • AnAnthropologist
    Florida1,280 contributions
    We visited in May 2022 so I am not sure why TripAdvisor indicates this is closed. If It os open, it is worth a visit as it is very interesting about the history of contributors to Singapore growth and culture. Visit if you can do so.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • mumwithbub
    Melbourne, Australia746 contributions
    An easy, fun indoor attraction to escape the humidity. Lots of interactive immersive activities aimed at kids but adults could also enjoy. We only visited Future World which was perfect for our family of kids aged 8,10 and 14.
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Tom B
    Sheffield, UK242 contributions
    Not an art gallery; instead, this is where the city planners hang out. There's a lot of interesting information here: interesting old maps showing how Singapore has developed, and interactive displays outlining how Singapore deals with practical issues such water supply, waste services, etc.

    The most dramatic exhibit is a scale model of the city centre that's metres across - has to be seen to be believed.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Christy P
    Oakland, CA5 contributions
    This was a great way to see the soul of Singapore--to see that it is more than just fancy shiny buildings, but that it has a rich historical culture. Highly recommend.
    Written 10 October 2022
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  • Onn11
    Jurong, Singapore658 contributions
    The building is situated in a noisy and bustling part of the Little India district in Singapore, but going in, the feel is very different as it is quiet, cool and relaxed.

    Even for a local like myself, the exhibitions on the 3rd and 4th levels of the building about the Indian community in Singapore both past and present are refreshing as they relate the contributions made by this minority community as well as the rich experiences they came with when many of these ones migrated over to Singapore in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Highly recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy a slow and relaxed way of learning more about the Indian diaspora in this part of the world.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • Mrs W
    Melbourne, Australia210 contributions
    Although one floor is closed for a new display I still found this a worthwhile stop. To see so many toys in one place is just amazing.
    A bar on the top floor is great for a cold drink.
    Written 25 November 2019
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  • Ginnyleeinwonderland
    Hai Phong, Vietnam365 contributions
    It was a very creative museum. The location was very nice with the view straight to the bay. Inside, it was small museum showing new technology of the world, new creations of the world such as the sport suits, phones, smart stuff for the house, headphones, etc... It was very nice to walk around and to be able to touch things in the museum
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • Fenris p
    19 contributions
    I've always made a point to drop by when in town. Like to buy the stamps and view the exhibits-- cant believe it opened in 95! Will definitely go down soon before 18 march, it will close for revamp until 2020 aww
    Written 22 February 2019
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  • Susan C
    Perth, Australia15 contributions
    We were lucky to see this hidden gem advertised locally. Managed to book for our last morning. Lovely memory of a charming owner who’s is clearly passionate and knowledgable and keen to share this large collection. His collection of stunning items of incredibly varied sizes were all fascinating to see working. Thank you for a great personal tour!
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Aarif
    1 contribution
    The experince at singapore discovery was so good , i came here with my NS company , they kept it very interesting and especially the instructor uncle yeow was really good in explaining the history ,totally it was a pleasant experience
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • Mr D
    Singapore, Singapore567 contributions
    Tiny museum but such a knowledgeable and friendly host who runs it, it was a great experience visiting the place. If you want to know about the first camera ever made, the predecessor of modern days drones (pigeon) photography and see a large collection of common and rare cameras it is all there.
    This is probably a private owned museum and the rent and electricity bill to keep the cameras in good condition, must be paid. If you are travelling on a tight budget skip this place, tickets are S$20 dollar a piece and considering the size of the museum the time you spent in there this is overpriced.
    Written 15 October 2022
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  • wesleywaisiu
    Singapore, Singapore2,257 contributions
    There are many turtle or tortoise for you to interact with as a private museum. Got a few active tortoise walking around, but refuse to eat the vegetables we bought from the reception. The tortoise eat the grass on the ground instead, quite disappointed and wasted $2 to buy the vegetables. However, the turtle in the pond love the food. And much more fun and also a lot more that the tortoise. I recommend to buy the turtle food instead of vegetables.
    Beware of the mud during rainy season, as you have to step on the mud to reach to the tortoise.
    Overall experience is good, and also interesting to see a lot of turtle merchandise collection there. Kids love to feed the turtle and tortoise for sure.
    Written 24 December 2020
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