Singapore history museum

Singapore has some amazing history. This is usually the case in central points where everybody wants to land, to rest, to wind down and straighten up, to get your land feet and to meet all the other travelers.

Rising up from a pirates retreat (not sure about the retreat but in my mind it was a pirate haven just waiting for an asian Johnny depp.) to one of the most successful autonomies around, this city state built itself from nothing , and there area  lot of stories to be told.

This is exactly what the history museum of Singapore does – tells the story. It is more of a reconstruction of the whole life of the people who built Singapore, the workers, the prostitutes, the drugs, the ruling classes, the whole story.

I will not waste too many words on this museum, but not because it is not interesting or not important. It is, extremely important, and very enlightening from the historic point of view, but you really need the experience, feel the darkness of the rooms, smell  the laundry and the cooking and hear the old music coming from an old transistor. And they did an amazing job of recreating this atmosphere. Highly recommended.  

And as always in Singapore, if you are already in the museum, which is located in the middle of Chinatown, there is a great restaurant just down the street.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                     
Israel Thailand Cambodia Vietnam China Singapore Turkey Laos Tokyo Hong-kong
 
Jerusalem
Tel-aviv
Jaffa
Faces
 
Special projects
Ancient city
Street food
Skytrain views
Faces of Israel
Bangkok
Chiang-mai
Lopburi
Islands
Elephants
Chao-Praya
Klong-Toi market
Jatujak market
Floating market
Songkran
Vegeterian

Angkor wat
Siem-Reap
Phnom-Penh
Tonle-sap
hanoi
Halong bay
Shanghai
Beijing
Tongli
Temples
Market
Art-scene

Classic
Singapore
Indian temple
Botanics
Museum
Istanbul
Grand bazzar

Vientiene Life
Nightlife
Fashion
Temples
Sakura

Food
Life
Architecture
(c) 2013 - All material, photographic and written,in this site is the property of Boaz Zippor
and is not to be copied or distributed in any form without a written permission. 
boaz@boazzippor.net    boaz.zippor@gmail.com    +66 851 60 40 32