Central Fire Station
Central Fire Station
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Architectural BuildingsGovernment Buildings
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Katrina
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I have never seen a place like this before. In Singapore it's possible! This is one of the nicest place I have ever been. come and visit! You'll surely comeback and take more pictures!
Written 19 September 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
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.
Written 9 March 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 26 February 2020
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David D
Devon, UK25,316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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.
Written 8 January 2020
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Hans H
Enschede, The Netherlands303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
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.
Written 24 October 2019
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Laurence771
Rotherwick, UK656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 15 October 2019
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Jürgen S aus D
Bangkok36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
I visited the central fire station on a Saturday morning. Each Saturday morning is "open doors" to the public, with firefighters showing the fire trucks and equipment. It was a hell of a fun for my best friend of me, as both of us are volunteer firefighters in Germany and are always keen on meeting other firefighters around the world and having a look at their equipment. We were given a ride up in the turntable ladder - marvellous! Imagine that when the fire station was built in the late 19th century, it was by far the highest building in Singapore. ;-)
We also visited the excellent fire museum which gives a very good overview of the history of firefighting in Singapore. The museum is run by volunteers, usually retired firefighters and has a nice variety of souvenirs. The patch boards in front of the museum burst of patches from fire services all over the planet - this fire station must be one of the most visited worldwide.
A Saturday morning visit at Central Fire Station is a highlight for every firefighter, but of course also for the public, especially families with kids.
Really highly recommended!
Written 13 October 2019
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Rahul2604
Muzaffarpur District, India32,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Saw the building exploring the area from Clarke quay to Esplanade,looks interesting so visited,come to know that it has a museum too related with fire fighting, intrested place to visit with kids.
Written 24 September 2019
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Sharleen A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Was wAlking by this place and though I would just go in for a look. So interesting no guided tour just walk around at you own leisure, the people that work in there are all volunteers and spoke to one of the lovely gentlemen that were working and we started chatting and he was a retired fireman and was a dog trainer such a lovely man and we chatted in general well worth a look. All different patches were from different fire service around the worl that had visited the fire station I was surprised to see the ACT had to patches up on the wall.
Written 28 August 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We took the kids back here this morning for another visit to see the fire engines and ambulances. Kids are allowed to sit in the fire engines and get their photos taken and the staff explain various aspects of the equipment and operations. Gets very hot but it's always a fun experience for younger kids.
Written 29 June 2019
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