National Museum of Singapore

14 October 2012

I've decided to treat our short stint in Singapore as an extended holiday. So one of our goals as long-term tourists is to go to every museum this country has to offer, and our first stop is the National Museum.

It turns out that yesterday was a good day to visit as it was the museum's 125th birthday. Not only was the entrance fee free, but they also had a small ceremony and everyone present was invited to partake of the cake!

 

We came after lunch thinking that we would only need a few hours to see the place, but the only exhibit we were able to really look at was the one on bridal gowns:


Gowns from 1828 and 1834:



Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's wedding attire:



We went through the History Gallery, but only briefly since they ran out of Companion devices (you'll need one to fully appreciate what's in front of you) and we had other things to attend to after. We both liked the museum and we've decided to come back when we can spend an entire day in it.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

04 October 2012
This event has already closed here in Singapore, but I've decided to post it anyway in case someone might be interested in seeing it wherever it is headed to next.

I would recommend it only for those who liked the movie or read the books. We went with relatives who were not too familiar with the story and they found it a bit boring (though my nephew ended up reading the books after our visit).

Earl paid for the audio guide (SGD 6) which I thought wasn't needed, but I later changed my mind as it made the tour much more fun.

 
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