Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, if you see a crocodile don’t forget to scream…
Now, in all seriousness how this Maritime Gallery is so unknown, free and empty is a mystery to me! I mean it even has a ship bridge simulator!
I’ve never seen it being advertised or included in any of the ‘to see’ lists (and I’ve checked out many). I found out about it by accident from one of my mummy friends who’s kids love it too.
At the time of our visit we were alone in the gallery and had plenty of time to explore different types of vessels and lighthouses. You can see the examples of Singapore’s lighthouses in the past and the current tower, also walk inside an actual 20 foot container. There several expositions and interactive displays.
You can find out more about it here.
So if you fancy all things maritime and ever wanted to take the helm and be a ship captain for a day, then look no more! Come to Singapore Maritime gallery and try navigating different types of vessels through various story-driven missions. The missions we tried were rescue operation and sailing back to Marina harbour in bad weather. It seems we need more practise as neither of the missions was a success.
It’s an amazing gallery for children of all ages and adults alike.
At the back of the gallery there is a space for kids where they can colour and draw, as well as some interactive displays.
Need I say Thea didn’t want to leave?
P.s. don’t forget to check out the roof top garden- nice views with a little playground.
Know before you go to Singapore Maritime Gallery:
- Nearest MRT: Marina South Pier, Exit B
- Free Admission (at the time of writing)
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES IN SINGAPORE:
Private Multicultural Food & Culture Walking Tour
History & Culture Highlights Walking Tour
Gardens by the Bay and MBS Observation Deck
Gardens by the Bay and S.E.A. Aquarium
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Ship bridge simulator! That definitely sounds like a place worth a visit!