City Travel Tip #1446
National Museum of Singapore – discover Singapore’s history
When I travel, I always like to learn more about the history of the country I’m visiting. In my opinion, the best way to learn more about Singapore’s history is to visit the National Museum of Singapore. Located at Stamford Road, near City Hall MRT station, this museum is focused on telling the story of Singapore’s past.
Through various permanent exhibitions, you can learn more about Singapore’s history – from its early days as a British colony, to the Japanese Occupation, to the post-war struggle for independence, until modern Singapore today. What is unique about this museum is that history is told through curated artefacts, allowing you to see the actual objects from the past.
My favourite gallery in the National Museum is “Voices of Singapore”, which highlights Singapore’s culture through a display of musical, television and theatre artefacts. There is even a replica drive-in theatre (once very popular in Singapore in the 1970s and 1980s, but no longer around), where you can watch a film installation.
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