Singapore Through Times

A little “me-time” this evening and I chanced upon this informative blog article on Singapore’s history. It would be great to visit the museum when we’re back in Singapore to “recap” and “refresh” my memory.

What an Amazing World!

The National Museum of Singapore The National Museum of Singapore

The grand monument stood before us, awe-inspiring in a bright white-washed facade with touches of light grey under the midday sun. The mid-19th century British colonial building was capped with a silverish tiles-clad dome, accentuating its regal appearance. The National Museum of Singapore was our launch point to explore the country – my second time to the city-state and James’ first since 1998 – fittingly so to better understand the history of the small nation, or the Red Dot as some locals affectionately call it after the auspicious color in Chinese culture.

Talking about Singapore’s history would always include the history of the British colonial powers in the East Indies and the Malay archipelago. However it is little known to many that the Lion City’s historical accounts date back all the way to the second century AD where the island saw its first settlements.

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