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Think you’ve been to all the museums in this little island? Check out some of the smaller and lesser known ones, which are definitely worth visiting.
Want to get a bird’s eye view of Singapore? My favourite highlight in the free gallery is the architectural model of the entire country, which has practically every single building in Singapore! It’s pretty astonishing to see how so much a tiny island can hold. Visit the other interactive exhibits for a quick lesson on how Singapore has physically transformed over the past 50 years.
URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069118
NEXT: MAD Museum of Art & Design →
Sure, there are plenty of art galleries in Singapore but here is where you can catch the best contemporary art from around the region. With the aim of making art and design accessible to everyone, you don’t have to be an art buyer or collector to be mad for MAD.
#01-01/#02-01, 10 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247908
NEXT: Reflections at Bukit Chandu →
Housed in a black and white colonial bungalow, the museum is near the battle site where soldiers from the Malay Regiment displayed a true act of heroism during World War II. Relive their valour and Singapore’s painful war experience through multimedia displays, artifacts, and exhibits.
31 – K Pepys Rd, Singapore 118458
NEXT: Air Force Museum →
If you’ve ever wanted to see military planes and helicopters up close (for free!), head on over here. The exhibits take you on a journey of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s history through the decades starting from the 1960s.
The Air Force Museum is part of Paya Lebar Air Base, which will move to Changi in future.
Paya Lebar Airbase, 400 Airport Rd, Singapore 534234
NEXT: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall →
This two-storey colonial style villa in Balestier commemorates Sun Yat-sen, the first president and founding father of Taiwan. He made frequent visits to Singapore between 1900 and 1911 and the villa was used for his revolutionary activities. Visitors get to learn more about Singapore’s contributions to the revolution at this museum.
12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
NEXT: Singapore Maritime Gallery →
Not to be confused with the Maritime Experiential Museum in Sentosa, the Singapore Maritime Gallery at Marina South Pier focuses on how one of the world’s busiest ports (i.e. Singapore) came to be. Your kids will love the “Fun at Sea” children’s corner and the playground on the rooftop. Admission is free for all.
31 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018988
NEXT: Singapore Philatelic Museum →
A museum about stamps? Yes, find out how important they were before the gadget-y things took over our lives and how they are still relevant today. The gift shop is also a great place to buy used stamps and paraphernalia for stamp collectors.
23B Coleman St, Singapore 179807
NEXT: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Building →
By Muneerah Bee, last updated June 2017
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