Tag: Museum Roundtable

A Fiery Legacy

July 15th, 2007   •   4 comments   

Check out this funky red spiral stairway at the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Do you know that the Central Fire Station was once Singapore’s highest lookout point? Back in the old days, fire fighters would climb up the tower to look out for fires in the city using their naked eyes. That was one of the interesting facts I discovered recently at the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, which is opened by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

A member of the Museum Roundtable, this boutique attraction shares the story of Singapore’s excellent fire services (they are a Singapore Quality Award winner) as well as some of the major crises which they handled. Located along Hill Street, admission is free to the public.
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Scientific Success

March 13th, 2007   •   7 comments   

School kids making a beeline for the sake of science!

Since I was a kid, I have always enjoyed visiting the Singapore Science Centre. One of Singapore’s leading attractions and a member of the Museum Roundtable, the Science Centre has managed to reinvent and rejuvenate itself over the years. This can be seen in its growing list of accolades – including one which stated that it is one of the world’s best science museums. Visitorship has also been improving, with close to 800,000 visitors popping through its doors in 2005 and more expected this year.

What are the scientific techniques which lead to its growing popularity? Let me put forward a few educated hypotheses!

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Papyrus Pleasures @ Chinese Heritage Centre

November 26th, 2006   •   2 comments   

Popped down with Ethan and Tina to Chinese Heritage Centre to check out Sunday Playday, a programme that is part of Explore Singapore! organised by the National Heritage Board, National Library Board and Media Development Authority. The event provided hands-on and light-hearted ways to learn about all things Chinese. Well, my son Ethan certainly enjoyed his time there and brought home a neat little souvenir to boot!

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Bus loads of visitors!
Busloads of seniors (sound familiar?) leaving CHC after a swell time discovering what makes one Chinese.
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