Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mint Museum of Toys

Its not uncommon to hear singaporeans complaining about how boring singapore is and there's nothing left for them to do. i'm guilty of having such prejudiced perception as well. However, ever since i started researching and planning for our occasional dates, i realised there are still many interesting places in singapore that i have not explored. And that is partly the reason why we started this blog, to share the interesting places we've been to and the good food that we've tasted with the world.

Take for example the Mint Museum of Toys. It has been around for quite some time, and yet i believe some might not have even heard of it. As you can guess from the name, it is a museum displaying vintage toys dating as far back as the 1920s. Many are now considered rare collectibles and are worth thousands of dollars.

The layout of the museum is rather different from a conventional one. A 5 level shophouse-like space houses the whole collection of toys. I might not be that young anymore, but still very much a boy and a toy fan. It was quite exciting browsing through the whole collection. Fascinating , as well, to see how much some toys have changed throughout the years.

Popeye playing basketball

some old movie poster

winnie the pooh in his early juvenile phase.

Classic mickey mouse

Match box cars ( i used to have some)

As we were rushing to our dinner venue, we completed the tour (a hurried one) of the place in 45 mins. Given another 30mins, we would probably have more or less combed the entire place. These pictures are only some of the many taken and there is actually quite a fair bit of interesting toys to discover. The only downside is that a $15 entry ticket might be a tad too pricey but it is still worth a visit. Who knows, you might not get another chance to see some of these toys anymore.

★ ★ rating of the museum: 7/10

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