Singapore is known as one of the world's busiest port with ships arriving or leaving Singapore in every few minutes. About a million visitors cruise into Singapore annually and no doubt it is a leading International Maritime Centre.
Singapore Maritime Gallery was officially opened on 12 September 2012. Through exploring the various zones in the gallery, visitors can learn the history, changes and how Singapore transformed into a major hub port.
Check out the zone map in the gallery.
Our first stop is a short video of the vibrant and dynamic maritime industry.
Moving into "The Sea in Our Lives", visitors can learn how Maritime Singapore brings us our daily necessities like rice, fruits, oil, medical supplies and others through interactive panels.
We cruised through the history board learning about Singapore's past and its milestones. Transforming into a major port from a simple fishing village. It is amazing how much we have achieved as a little red dot on the globe.
If your kids are ships lover, this is the place to be! Various ship models are on display and remember not to miss the interactive panel where you can 'sail' your ship!
Gladys thought it was fun to have a little 'ship race'.
The children called this the 'radar' room. Gladys sat in front of the panels and trying to figure out what the lines and dots means on the screen. It is actually a mimic display of the Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS).
This is Denver's favourite zone - Ship Bridge Simulator. The children get to be captain and experience steering different types of vessels in different weather conditions.
Ah Hoi Captain Denver! ^_^
I love this zone as we can look out and view the blue sky, ships and open sea. Just sitting on the waveline bench and enjoying the view is a pleasure.
Zooming in to have a good look at the ships.
The fun didn't stop here! Check out "Fun At Sea", a children's corner specially designed for the little ones. Children can play with the interactive walls and floor, colouring and have fun building on the Lego wall.
Admission is FREE! The children had fun and we learned more about the Maritime industry. There isn't any crowd during our visit and we had all the space and time to look through the display boards. Lovely place for families to share quality bonding time and embark on a learning journey together.
*Updates (Apr 2014) : Rooftop garden and playground has completed renovation and its opened to public! I love the open space overlooking the sea. Another playground to explore and bring your kids to after visiting Singapore Maritime Gallery.
Picnic Art and lots of space for children to round about.
Singapore Maritime Gallery
Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coast Drive, S018988
Phone : +65 6325 5707
Enquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday - Sunday : 9am to 5:30pm
Closed on Monday (Except for public holidays)