It was Deepavali Day in Singapore on Saturday, and Deepavali means free entry to museums……yay…………
So, by relying on our GPS, we planned to go to Asian Civilization Museum, but unfortunately the road to the museum were closed. So after we failed to find alternative ways to the museum, we finally parked at Funan Mall (the nearest parking space to the museum), had breakfast at Mc’Donald, went to the first floor, went out through the main door, headed straight to the street, and…….realized that we had made the wrong turn! The museum was nowhere to be found around there. It should be not far from Funan Mall (15 to 20 minutes of walking is still tolerable for us), and we were supposed to see the museum from where we stood (if we made the right turn). Instead of seeing the museum, we saw this big building just across the street:
I’ve read that this is a nice place to visit too………and most of all………..it’s free of charge. So before we made our way to Asian Civilization Museum, we crossed the street and came inside the building first.
We were greeted by a staff who asked us to write down our names. In the lobby area, we saw many replicas of fire engine trucks, special helmets, and awards in the showcase.
On the first floor, we could see fire engine trucks in their real size from time to time, some information about fire stations in Singapore, the history of the fire station, and other amazing displays related to fire station. We could even get on board at one of the fire truck and tried the equipment. All of the displays are still in good condition, the cars are shiny and bright. Picture taking is allowed, so take as much pictures as you want. There are many unique and interesting things around here.
The display in the second floor is quite different than the first floor. It is full of interactive displays for children and adults to enjoy.
We were there for only a short time since the museum isn’t too big, but it was still a nice visit to broaden our knowledge about the people who risk their lives to save others.