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Children Little Museum

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Tucked away behind a very busy street around Bugis Area, we spotted a little but nice museum called Children Little Museum. It took quite sometime for us to really find this quaint museum, since we’re not familiar with the area and it’s really hidden among the little shop of Bussorah Street.

Location: 42 Bussorah Street (in front of Sultan Mosque)
Singapore 199460
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.00 daily
Admission: $2/person

How to get here?

From Bugis MRT, walk straight (in opposite direction of Bugis Junction), turn right at Arab Street. Walk straight again until you see Sultan Mosque (this is actually the back side of the mosque). Cross the street. Walk straight again until you see the sign Muscat Street in front of you. Don’t go straight again, but turn left until you see the front side of Sultan Mosque. In front of the Mosque, turn right, and you will see the museum is the second shop on the left.

For details, please see Singapore Map, since we found this place by carefully looking at the map (I learnt how to read maps in Singapore, and now I can say I’m quite good at doing it……).

The front side of the very big and crowded Sultan Mosque. It was very crowded because they were celebrating Hari Raya Haji. We saw many tourists just walked around here and took photographs. Lil boy had the excitement of chasing little doves (it’s his new hobby actually…. startling and chasing doves)

The Arab Street, Muscat Street, and Bussorah Street remindme of Pasar Baru Area in Jakarta. Old fashioned shops and textiles shops are everywhere. The left picture is where the museum located (the second shop with the white window)

The owner also uses his first floor shop as a souvenirs shop. There is a man sized robot as it’s mascot in front of this museum

This is a very small museum. All the things here are very old (maybe as a reminder of our childhood memories?). Although lil bot has very little connections with all the things here, he still had fun playing with all the things from big to small. He even wondered about some old toys and how to use them, but somehow he managed to use his imagination and did his own play.

There are two floors in this museum, the first one is used as a small souvenir shop and small display of old stuffs. There is a little backyard in this floor, and we found some interesting old stuffs too here. Since it wasn’t very crowded that day, we played all by ourselves that day. Maybe this place has never been too crowded after all, doesn’t mean that nobody comes here, people just come and go but not at the same time. There were some people before us, and some people after us….

We opened the wooden door to go to the second floor, and were surprised to see how the owner can put so many things in this very narrow space. He hangs so many big stuffs on the roof. Well, as I can say….the owner is fully utilized every corner and space with his antique collection that brings you back to the 60’s or 70’s area…..I would say some of the things came from 80’s too, since me and daddy remember some of the old stuffs that we had once when we were kids. Those old days, when we didn’t stick ourselves in front of the TV for hours, and knew nothing about the computer games and other gadgets, when we played outside the house most of the time with our friends………..seems like yesterday when it’s actually almost 20 years ago????

Well, to make the long story short, let me take you to your childhood memories with these photos of things from our past…..

We started the journey from the second floor, and these are the things that we found:

The stairs are fulled with old times memories. And those photographs……yes, I certainly do have those of my own at home……

Some toys are hanging to fully utilize the small spaces

Playing with the old racket and pushing the old the doll pram. I never remember this kind of pram when I was little, and besides there weren’t as many prams in the old days than today. Parents usually carry their children (not using the prams, is that why we didn’t play with the doll pram when we were little?). I think that was why my mom stayed thin after giving birth to the three of us….she carried us all the way everywhere……

Old stalls, the equipment here reminds me of tukang cendol near my office. The bell and the horn can be seen even nowadays

Going to school by scooter, just like my father and I always did when I was in primary school

I still see this kind of book store and toy store near my house in Kelapa Gading, only this time the stores don’t sell books and toys but daily needs

My mother owned a beauty parlor when I was little, and yes I remember having this kind of thing in our home…..
Lil boy picked up the phone, put it back and said: “Wait, I forgot to dial the numbers…..” than he dialled the number and said “hello”……

Playing with wooden sword and gun could be fun too…..in the old days we used to play with these kinds of thing

I will not consider this typing machine very old stuff, because I still can see some officers in “kelurahan” use this……
Playing congklak (used to be me and my sisters favorite)

Sitting in the rocking chair (must be from the era before I was born…) and the pictures on the right are the stuffs behind these rocking chair. Some of stuffs were owned by my grandparents too…..quite remind me of my hometown where I was born….Semarang

Other things like old toys, old school gate, and old kampong games. I played some of the games too ( I used to play under the moon at night on the street in front of my house in Kelapa Gading). Too bad my lil boy can’t do it anymore……too many cars, too dangerous, neighbors don’t get along very well like they used to be, pollution, etc….

Next, we went to the backyard in the first floor….and we had such a good time here…….these are what we should do to have a bunh of fun in the backyard garden:

Look whose having a feast!

Take me to the rock and roll concert……

We’re going to sing rock and roll the whole day long…..
Lil boy said the red chair and the microphone reminded him of the singing competition show “The Voice”…..hey wait a minute….that’s not old fashioned thing…..

Thirsty after the big show? Don’t worry, just grab this big sized coke…..

Before going home, let’s explore the first floor:

Left picture: is it an old casino play???
Right picture: jukebox from the 50’s??? We saw one in Universal Studio…really rocks!

Hungry??? Let’s make some popcorn
Hey, the fire engine truck can park here……

Other old fashioned things that we found…..from old fridge, room temperature measurement tools, robots collection, speakers, phones, and other things

Another collection….which one that you usually have???

I never thought that I would find this very very very old camera here….I only saw this in movies, and now I know how it exactly looks like….I would never have taken so many pictures like these using this camera……

That’s the end of our visit to Children Little Museum. Small but nice, and I suggest you visit this hidden gem that will bring back your memories (or your parents’ memories perhaps) and have a nice experience with all these things which are hard to find nowadays……

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

2 thoughts on “Children Little Museum

  1. lucu banget ya.. mainan2 jadul pada ada semua…🙂

    • Iya, itu udah lebih dari 20 tahun yang lalu dari hidup kita…….bener2 gak berasa waktu berlalu………nostalgia tapi sekaligus terkaget2 betapa udah tuanya gua sekarang, hahaha……

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