National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

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Gain an understanding of the country's history and traditions National Museum of Singapore. Learn about how Singapore's suffered under Japanese occupation in World War II, but also resisted with tenacity and resourcefulness. You can also discover the details about Singapore's experience under British rule and its development as an independent nation in the 1960s. Make sure you take a walk along the museum's concourse, a striking architectural feature that blends classic and modern styles. Use our Singapore road trip planning tool to arrange your visit to National Museum of Singapore and other attractions in Singapore.
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  • Well worth a visit to help put Singapore into context and understand where it has come from. We attended just as a tour was commencing which we were recommended to join (for free) so we did. The tour ...  more »
  • The layout takes you through a well presented history, with little rooms and spaces laid out to show the different periods and the different social and racial mix and their customs, lifestyles and wor...  more »
  • Though this might not be the first time we have gone to the musuem, my kids still love it coz they always have new themes and exhibits. The current theme is very suitable for kids (just curious). My g...  more »
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  • The place to learn about Singapore’s history, this place takes you through what happened in Singapore in the last few hundred years to shape what it is today. Very educational and suitable for families to have a day visit. There are some interactive exhibits to keep kids entertained. The place is well maintained and recently refurbished. Service staff were fantastic. Cafe on site.
  • Perfect! Love it! I wish I could come back as soon as possible. Its perfect for the one who love to learn new culture, country's history, and.. and.. and... many more. The museum is also so clean and modern.
  • Went with my god brother. We really love the ambiance and this place really clean, well maintenance and great architecture. I love the cafe inside, high celling, big window, nice to sit, relax, and read book over coffee and cake.
  • The museum you want to visit to know more about Singapore history and arts. Also houses a good variety of art and installation. There are seasonal children's programme or activities. Has restaurants and gift shop featuring locally designed gifts. Definitely worth a visit for locals and travellers.
  • For those who are interested in History, I would definitely recommend this as a must visit place. This museum explains Singapore's history in various stages. Each section was well engaging, it helped me to understand how Singapore evolved over the years. It showcased the education system, impetus on learning for girls, situation people had to face during war, how the British under estimated the Japanese army...Even my kid enjoyed some of these sections. Must visit for History lovers, else a No. You need at least 3 - 4 hours to cover the museum in a leisurely pace.
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