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Central Fire Station

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Central Fire Station

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62 Hill Street Central Fire Station, Singapore 179367 Singapore
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macedonboy wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,698 contributions100,375 helpful votes
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This building as its name suggest is a former fire station, but is now a museum. The building itself is lovely to look at and were it not for the information here on TA and in the museum, I’d never have guessed its former function. The building is a nice mix of Moorish, Malay and Victorian architecture and the interleaved red and white bricks at the front of the building are especially eye-catching.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Grover R wrote a review Feb 2020
Pensacola, Florida9,948 contributions760 helpful votes
Again I don’t see this as something you go to Singapore to do but with its central location near the Armenian Church and a the base of Fort Canning Hill, it is very convenient to route your self by while seeing other attractions. It is impressive and a beautiful piece of unique civic architecture. This is a treasure that the Singapore government saved and found a way to continue to use. It is right in the center of the colonial quarter and it is a great piece of British Colonial architecture. Take a walk by to see.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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David D wrote a review Jan 2020
Devon, United Kingdom8,730 contributions1,455 helpful votes
This Fire Station is reporedly the oldest in existence in Singapore. It is located along Hill Street near an entrance to Fort Canning Park. This impressive red brick building, with the white paintwork was built in 1908 and was declared a National Monument of Singapore on 18th December 1988. One of the striking features of the front of the building is the number of archways, with their vivid red painted doors, at least 12. There are also the 2 small turrets with their green tiled domes. The tall square tower, also with it's green tiles, is very prominent. It is possible to take a tour around the Fire Station on a Saturday morning between 09.00 to 11.00 am. The building also houses the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery. The Gallery is open every day from 10.00 to 17.00, except Monday when it is closed. In the Gallery is a display of fire trucks and equipment and admission is free. To the side of the building is a bronze statue which is a tribute to Firefighters and that depicts them in action. We did not enter either the Fire Station or the Gallery, we walked past on Monday 21st October on route to somewhere else and it was closed. We did stop for a short while to have a look and appreciate this wonderful old building which is full of character.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Hans H wrote a review Oct 2019
Enschede, The Netherlands297 contributions36 helpful votes
I have passed this building many times before and admired its facade, but learned today it also houses a small museum with fire engines and a short history of firefighting in Singapore. Its free admission and takes no more than 30 minutes.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Laurence771 wrote a review Oct 2019
Rotherwick, United Kingdom650 contributions722 helpful votes
Visited the old Central Fire Station in Singapore whilst going to Fort Canning Park which is right behind the fire station. Very interesting museum which sets out the history from the early days of the fire brigade/civil defence force right through to its current day operations. Particularly interesting was the story of what happened to the fire brigade when the Japanese occupation commenced during the Second World War. Very interesting visit and it’s free entry.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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