Here's the second installation of military museum visits: the Singapore Navy Museum. Getting there was quite a hassle and we were almost sabotaged by a very confused soldier who gave us the wrong information. He told us we had to change bus to get to the museum from the naval base. Thankfully, after double checking google maps, I decided to trust my instincts that we had arrived at the correct place and went in via another entrance. The sign for the museum was a very small A4 sized paper at the visitor's gate. I think they really should have made bigger and clearer signages.
Since it was a restricted area, we had to wait for an escort and went through a security check. It was a 5 min walk from the entrance so I was actually grateful to have someone guide us there. Dragging 4 tired kids around such a large compound lost would really have been no joke. And guess what? Probably due to the inaccessibility of the museum, we TOTALLY had the entire place to ourselves despite it being the school holidays!!!
|Aye aye, Captain Jaide!|
|Watching a short film|
on the history of RSN
|Exploring morse code|
|Completed the mission|
|Carrying a search light|
There were interesting decoration steering wheels at the toilet doors and the kids actually thought they had to turn them to enter. We had a good laugh over that! ROFL I had to tell them to just push the door.
I found the museum very informative. However, the children were only interested in the more interactive exhibits and grew bored pretty easily. I could not really read everything I was intrigued with because I had a very troublesome Jaide and a clingy Joram to deal with. Looks like it would not be worthwhile for us to go back there again.