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Singapore Discovery Centre

510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365 , Singapore
65/6792 6188
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Ranked #219 of 338 Attractions in Singapore
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Type: Museums
Traveler Description: What kind of place is the Singapore Discovery Centre? A museum? An art gallery? A science centre? Not quite. It's a "hands on, minds on" place where... more »
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Waikiki
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to start if you want to know more about the local culture. Friendly staff, all wore a smile. Paddle boats were fun $2 for 15 minutes, really good price. Exhibits were well maintained. Free entry for residents and tickets include a bus tour too. Far from the city but worth the travel.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Not much to do here other that just wander around. No major changes even after years of existence. It would be better if they spruced it up

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North Las Vegas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Huge acreage....lots to see and good explanation of plants/flowers on the signs. Nice air conditioned atrium.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Singapore Discovery Centre no changes at all and it the same thing that i Secondary School Visit the same look. Everything are averages, Service are remain good. No charge for local but non - Local need to charges. Price i can't remember but area that i think still need to improving.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A very bizarre experience! It is a long way out and there's not a whole lot to it. It was interesting to see how the Government is trying so hard to promote cultural harmony. It is also interesting how seriously they take the defence of Singapore even after a long period of peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I don,t like Cities as far as Cities go but i really like Singapore City for its street art & its local food, you can spend alot of money eating and drinking in Singapore or you follow the locals and eat were the locals eat its up to and your budget. Northbridge Road & Little India offer many free attractions... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The vibe of this place was not as exciting as its name suggest. The exhibits were quite outdated and the interactive stations were not very responsive. This place needs some revamping to live up to its name. Though its free entry for Singaporeans and PRs, i dont think i'll visit again. Not recommended for tourist.

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Singapore, Singapore
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I visited SDC on the National Day weekend with my wife and 16 month old boy. Its free for locals. My wife was impressed with the very interactive exhibits....good fun for our boy. Felt that there was a good deal to learn for locals about our country from the exhibits....but the journey there alone would make it not worthwhile for... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

I really thought it was a waste to travel all the way to Joo Koon from Pasir Ris. 1st disappointment in Singapore. The attractions were simple and quite boring. Too many illustrations until I don't bother reading them, hmm maybe because Malaysian culture is similar to Singapore?! The 3D movie was *snores.. Yes, I actually slept through the short film... More

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Wrexham, UK
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The purpose of the centre is to show young Singaporeans their place in protecting their country, and it does this quite well. Foreigners will find little to interest them. The bus tour was quite good for us. However incredibly half the bus windows were blocked by advertisements for the Centre, so we were lucky to have seats with good views.... More

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