Singapore’s arts and cultural landscape has been on the up and up over the past couple of years, with fun initiatives like the Night Festival and new additions to the list of museums here, like the National Gallery.
With so many museums focussing on different forms of art, heritage and history, and so little time, which is the one museum we all have to head to?
Well, Singapore’s visitors and travellers have spoken. TripAdvisor, using an algorithm that accounts for the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings on their site gathered over a year, has found the one museum that trumps them all.
For the second year in a row, The Changi Museum has taken the title as the #1 museum in Singapore.
If The Changi Museum doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Located within the idyllic and quiet Changi area, the only time we remember visiting the museum is while on a school trip…a long time ago.
First built in 1988 next to Changi Prison, the museum highlights the history and stories of those who fought and lived bravely through World War II. It might not look fancy or done up, but the museum boasts a large collection of old personal artefacts and documents that help paint a clear picture of life in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation.
Following The Changi Museum are two other relatively unknown museums in Singapore — The Intan, a Peranakan home-museum in Joo Chiat and the Singapore City Gallery, which brings us through the building of modern Singapore.
So, if you’re planning on enriching yourself this weekend,why not head down to one of these museums to learn something new?
Find The Changi Museum at 1000, Upper Changi Road North. For more information, head here.
Photos: The Changi Museum
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