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The former HQ of the British army during World War 2, now turned into an air-conditioned museum complete with animatronic figures retelling the events of the days before surrender.
The former HQ of the British army during World War 2, now turned into an air-conditioned museum complete with animatronic figures retelling the events of the days before surrender. Nearest MRT station Dhoby Ghaut, but it's a steamy hike up the hill.
2 Cox Terrace, Singapore
+65 6333 0510
Formerly a branch of the ACM, now reborn as a standalone museum dedicated to the exuberantly colourful culture of the Peranakans, the Malay-Chinese and Malay-Indian traders who had a major impact on the Straits Settlements
Formerly Singapore History Museum, recently refurbished from top to bottom with a new wing added
Completed in 1869, this Malay-Indian hybrid building was once the Government House of the colony of Singapore, before being repurposed on independence as the official residence of the President
Modern art from both Singapore and the region
The largest dedicated photo gallery in South-East Asia, with a focus on Singaporean talent
The largest oceanarium in the world
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A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu
Dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
One of Singapore's newest, largest and best-presented museums