Anyone interested in the history of Singapore needs to make this a must see while visiting. Housed in a historic building, this is a very modern museum which has exhibits on such thing as local food, fashion, entertainment, and families. I particularly enjoyed the entertainment section which had exhibits of movie posters and ran film clips from Singaporean cinema. There was also a full size Chinese puppet theater and a display of Chinese Opera costumes.
However, the highlight of the museum is in the rear in a new addition to the building. A circular building where you start at the top and work your way down which encompasses the entire history of Singapore from the original natives, through Colonial days, World War II through Independence, to the present day. Everything was so well done, I felt that this was an overseas version of the Smithsonian Institution.
If you flew Singapore Airlines, show your boarding pass and get half off the modest admission charge. The museum also has an excellent gift shop on site.
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