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“Great History”

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
Ranked #200 of 879 things to do in Singapore
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was a really neat little stop, its free which is great, but it also has a great amount of history. It was interesting reading about Singapore during WWII and such, then upstairs it brings you to todays world and tells you about the fire service. To bad there is no shop. If you plan your visit right Saturdays the Firefights also put on a display and let you see their apparatus. It was also neat to see the probationary firefighter are made to go through and learn their heritage. That is awesome.

Honor the brave, many run away but few are called to run in.

Thank GlbalTrvl
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stumbled on this free museum as we were walking to Fort Canning Park, so stopped in and were very surprised by the extent of the exhibits. Very helpful attendants and exhibits were quite good on fire tragedies, WWII experiences, equipment, etc. There was a group of young school age children; I wished something like this had been available to me when mine were small. Recommend a quick stop if in the area - this was a nice find.

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

I find it really cool that they show respect and gratitude to the hard working people. Fire Fighters / Civil Defense workers are commonly underappreciated. To have a gallery/museum for these people is awesome. It was unique to see the progress in development of their equipment through out history. It takes 30 minutes of your time to go through the gallery but it is a 30 minutes well spent!!

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a great place to visit for both adults and children, the retired fire chief on hand to discuss things and answer questions is very Knowledgeable, very nice man that has served his city well, ask him about the dogs and the role they play in major rescues, the central fire station is a beautiful building full of history

1  Thank seawolfau
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This attraction is located across from the Funan Mall and next to the entrance to Fort Canning Park.
We came across this attraction by chance. We had some time to kill and didn't want to hang about outside too long because of the haze.
This attraction is free.
My husband and I really enjoyed it. It's very informative with hands on things for kids to do.
I highly recommend this place for a visit.

1  Thank Lawriesj
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