The day after Blake’s birthday celebration in school (will do a post on that as soon as I have the edited photos from the photographer), Sean had the day off so we decided to take Blake out on a trip to visit the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery. I have thought of bringing him down a couple of times, but was never really motivated to. Hehe.
The day started out slow, and we actually spent more time at Funan DigitaLife Mall. Haha. There was an ELM Tree book fair, where we bought over $100 worth of books for Blake, and Sean and I took some time to window shop for a new mobile phone for yours truly.
In between, Blake played with ride-on machines, fell asleep, and we had lunch. I thought we would never make it to the gallery, cos it closes at 5pm.
We finally made our way over to the gallery, when we ran out of things to see and do at the mall. We still had about an hour left before they closed.
It turned out to be quite a small place, and we did not even need an hour to explore the whole place! It has two floors of exhibits, with most of the fire fighting related display on the first floor, and the rest on the second.
Blake had the most fun on the first floor. He kept climbing in and out of the fire engines, turning the hose reels, and played with an old school telephone.
He even attempted to climb on fire engine exhibits that prohibit climbing!
He also tried to get Sean to carry him up to one of them, but Sean took him away instead. Haha. It was quite a funny sight cos Blake was going, “No! NO! NO!!!” and kept pointing towards the fire engine he wanted get onto. He even tried to steer Sean towards it by using his body weight while Sean was carrying him.
The second floor has more interactive display, but I guess it’s mostly suited for older children. Blake didn’t really appreciate it much.
We left after spending about 30 minutes there cos Blake was starting to throw tantrums when he couldn’t climb onto some of the fire engines on display. We took the struggling boy out, and when he saw a field with pigeons just next to the gallery, he was back to his normal happy self again.
We gave him time to run and chase the birds before heading over to the club for a swim, dinner and then, finally, calling it a day.
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am – 5pm (including public holidays)
Closed on Mondays
For more information, visit their website