We have a fascinating visit at this “mini-museum at the corner of the Central Fire Station Opposite Funan Centre. Other than a chance to see fire-engines and fire fighting equipment from different eras, we have a good time checking out the interactive exhibits while learning about fire safety, fire disasters that had made its mark in Singapore’s history and other cool things that the Civil Defense people do.
The bronze statues of firemen looking valiant and cool outside the gallery. Another statue on on the balcony of the second level looks like he is inspecting the surrounding of a building.
This big guy called “Dennis” is our favorite among the fire engines. We pretend to be firemen climbing in and out. There is a movie inside that makes it appear as if we are on our way to put out a fire.
Major fire disasters have make it to some of the history books and many still remember the anguish and life lost. Another reminder to be mindful of fire safety.
On the second level of this building are more interactive exhibits.
The exhibit give us a taste on how difficult it is for rescue workers to find survivals in a rubble after a disaster. We were ask to listen to different sounds and try to tell which sounds indicate that there could be someone who needs help under the rubble.
Does this suit reminds you of x-files? We get to experience what it is like wearing half of the suit. It is not obvious to us till a friendly attendant point out to us that we can press a button and water starts coming down while we try to turn off the leak in a few seconds.
Where: Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, 62 Hill Street, Singapore 179367
Opening Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am – 5pm (including public holidays).Closed on Mondays
For more information, visit the Singapore Civil Defense site