This museum is a Singapore Fire Museum. Located in the Clarke Quay area. The architecture of the building is very unique. Very European style. This building-dominated color is red and white. The architecture of the building adapting ancient European buildings ensures that it will not escape our eyes. At the first time we set foot on the door of the display room Civil Defense Heritage Gallery. We will be immediately greeted by the evolution of various types of large-sized fire trucks. It turned out that the old fire department used the cart. Then the car is like a Bajaj. Until finally there is a fire truck.
The most unique in this museum is the Fire Engine of the past, the first time Singapore had it. This antique car is very long, but the component parts look pretty sophisticated. Then there are various display tubes and fire hose. Up to a variety of vintage firefighter helmets. Go up to the second floor. There will be a variety of interesting dioramas ranging from the ruins of buildings, emergency simulations, to cosplay firefighter uniforms for children. This combination of real uniqueness presented by the gallery creates a pleasant atmosphere that can certainly be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
The Story of Great Fires in Singapore. On May 25, 1961 in Singapore there was a very large fire. namely Bukit Ho Swee Fire. Here Kampong 250 acres, 2800 houses burned down. 16 thousand people suddenly became homeless because the house was burned down. 85 people were injured and 4 people died. A fire that became a national disaster for the country of Singapore. Since then Singapore has been determined to build buildings that are safer from fire. Initiated by the Housing and Development Board (HDB), Singapore makes apartments that can accommodate many people with a more comfortable and safe environment. They also make stricter rules. After being studied living in a village with many houses turned out to pose a risk of fire.
Then in 1972 there was another great fire. The Robinson House is on fire. Is a well-known department of stores in Singapore. This fire is caused by an old cable that has shorted. The building was burned down and killed 9 people. Since then the Singapore government has set stricter regulations to anticipate that there will be no more fires in buildings. Singapore for now very rarely fires, because they are very strict with regulations relating to fire preventive. Especially considering that Singapore consists of all buildings. Apartment, hotel and office. Learning from the disasters that have occurred they are now a safer city, and certainly remain with sophisticated firefighting forces.