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“Nice place and congratulation to the SCDF brothers” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
Ranked #207 of 796 things to do in Singapore
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Lima, Peru
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7 reviews
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“Nice place and congratulation to the SCDF brothers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

As a member of the Peru Fire Corp I felt very excited to have been in this great Museum.
This presents the life of the SCDF from its beginnings until todhttp://c1.tacdn.com/img2/x.gifay in that it succeeded to be one of the best corps of firefighters of the world.
I hope to visit them again very soon.

Visited December 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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“For aspiring firemen only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery spans two floors. Admission is free but you will be required to sign in. Since not many people visit this place, you basically get the entire gallery to yourself. On Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 pm to 8 pm, there is a tower tour where visitors will get a chance to ascend the 30m tower. Not for those with height phobia!

At the first floor, you get to see how fire fighting evolved throughout the years. You can also sit in a fire engine on display to watch a TV programme. TVs are aplenty in the museum to show real life situations, such as the video footage taken from a camera put on a rescue dog.

The second floor contains more exhibits concerning rescue efforts which does not involve only fire fighting. Honestly, the mannequins on this floor freaked me out. Plus, there was an interactive station where you could press a red button and basically point the water gun to put the fire out. The loud sound effect of the water gave me such a scare!

If your aspiration is to be a firefighter, or if your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter would like to be a firefighter, this will be a cool place to get inspired. Otherwise, it will still be interesting if you would like to see how rescue efforts are conducted. I got out of this place rather quickly because as I said, the second level was freaky to me due to the mannequins and the sound effects.

Visited June 2012
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Illinois
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67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2006

In addition to the previous post, there's a small gift shop with hats, shirts, pins, patches, etc. Also, be sure to visit on a Saturday when there's an open house at the fire station. Lots more to see. Note: it's closed on Mondays

Also, it's right around the corner from the Singapore Philatelic Musuem and the National Archives.

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New York City, New York
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“For Fans of Firetrucks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2005

The Civil Defence dept in Singapore includes the Fire Dept and that is the prime subject here. They have a variety of old trucks, and exhibits on the history and operations of the dept. Located in the former central fire station. It's free and they are happy to see you. Only takes an hour.

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