Monday, August 4, 2014

Singapore Maritime Gallery

During Children's Season this year, I thought it would be fun for the children to visit a museum that we have never visited before, so on a Saturday morning, we visited Singapore Maritime Gallery.

Located at Marina South Pier, it is actually a bit quite out of the place at this moment, the nearest MRT station (Marina South Pier station) will be opened  end of this year. But looking on the bright side, there are not many visitors like some other museums, so the children have much space and freedom to explore. 

We reached there at 10 am, it happened that a guided tour was about to start. The friendly tour guide led us to watch a video Our Place in the Sea of Change. Since my children couldn't understand the video, we decided to leave the group and explore on our own.

By the way, don't forget to collect the passport from the reception. The children had fun stamping their passports on their way.

Well, history lessons may not be too interesting to the two young children at this point of time, so they walked past A Cruise through History very quickly, so fast that I couldn't even take a photo of the place!

We then found ourselves in a 20-foot container.

"Wow!" exclaimed Pei Pei when she saw this.

There were also models of many sea vessels.

Suddenly, I saw my two young children transform into Sea Traffic Controllers, as they monitored the Vessel Traffic Information System.

Then next moment, they became ship captains of the Ship Bridge Simulator.

Their vessel almost collided with another one. Oh, I was glad that it was just a simulation. 

"Look!" Hao Hao wasn't tall enough to see the sea vessels clearly.

It was really thoughtful of Singapore Maritime Gallery to have little stairs for the children to climb to see the sea vessels through binoculars.

Wow, there are so many types of knots! I think I can only tie a simple knot and a dead knot.

So you were thinking, is that all? How would younger children appreciate this place? Oh, please walk all the way to the end of the gallery, and I would say, the younger children would love this!

Building blocks on the wall! Our children simply loved it! There were interactive games, as well as tables and crayons for the children to draw on their colouring sheets, which could be obtained from the reception.

Wow, isn't it interesting to learn more about Singapore maritime? Hope you have fun at sea!

Information about Singapore Maritime Gallery
Address: Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018988
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Closed on Monday except for public holidays)
Admission: Free!
How to get there:
Public transport - Take North-south line MRT to Marina South Pier station
Parking - S$2 per hour for first two hours, S$3 for next subsequent hour from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.; S$3 per entry from 10.30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day

This post is part of the #funforfreeSG blog train started by The Gingerbread Mum. Next in the blog train:

Christy is a simple mum who believes that her children should enjoy their childhood as long as they can before paper chase inevitably takes over. Their weekends are just about anything that is fun in checking out Singapore's fun places or playing fun games outdoors and indoors. She also blogs on parental experience and tips. Catch her tomorrow at as she brings you to Singapore Philatelic Museum that you will never imagine that learning about stamps can be so fun!

Can't get enough of FUN FOR FREE SG venues? Here's the whole list - 31 days of free fun in Singapore! 

1 Aug: Tiong Bahru Park by Gingerbreadmum
2 Aug: Queenstown Heritage Trail by Princess Dana Diaries
3 Aug: Jurong Regional Library by Finally Mama
4 Aug: Singapore Maritime Gallery by Peipei Haohao
5 Aug: Singapore Philatelic Museum by Kids R Simple
6 Aug: Sculptures of Singapore by Gingerbreadmum
7 Aug: Fire Station by The Js Arena
8 Aug: Esplanade + Merlion by Prayerfull Mum
9 Aug: Bukit Batok Nature Park by Meeningfully
10 Aug: Lower Pierce Reservoir Park by The Kam Family
11 Aug: I12 Katong - water playground by Universal Scribbles
12 Aug: IMM by Mad Psych Mum
13 Aug: Tampines 1 Water Playground by Amazingly Still
14 Aug: Sengkang Riverside Park by Itchy Finger Snap
15 Aug: East Coast Park by Toddly Mummy
16 Aug: Sembawang Shopping Centre Playground by Joey Craftworkz
17 Aug: Animal resort by Raising Faith
18 Aug: Botanic Gardens by Mum's The Word
19 Aug: Police Heritage Centre by Mummy Ed
20 Aug: Venus Loop, MacRitchie by Scrap Mum Loft
21 Aug: Road Safety Park by Miracule
22 Aug: Marina Barrage by J Babies
23 Aug: Gardens By The Bay, Children's Garden by Finally Mama
24 Aug: Changi Airport T3 by Mother Kao
25 Aug: Pockets of Nature by Mum in the Making
26 Aug: Changi Airport T1 by Growing with the Tans
27 Aug: Pasir Ris Park by Ingspirations
28 Aug: Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove by My Lil Bookworm
29 Aug: Vivocity Play Area by Amazingly Still
30 Aug: Punggol Promenade + Punggol Waterway by Chubby Anecdotes
31 Aug: Westgate Wonderland by Xavvylicious

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  1. This place looks really interactive and fun! Did you get the Lego set when you go during the Children's Seasons? We did not manage to check this place, but will do that very soon! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    1. Christy, each child received a Lego figurine! Do check out this place, it is fun!


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