|The historic fire station (built 1909, really old for Singapore)|
This Saturday R was finally getting better (she's had a sinus infection for the last week) so we visited Singapore's main fire station with a little friend of hers. R is quite interested in firefighters (she loves reading Richard Scarry on the subject) so it seemed like a natural fit.
The station is open to the public every Saturday morning. Admission is free, and includes a short guided tour, various demonstrations, and the chance to explore some of the fire fighters' equipment. The tour was not suitable for R (since it involved standing still while listening to a lecture), so I didn't get the chance to listen, but the demonstrations were pretty interesting (we got to watch firefighters sliding down a pole, modeling the use of the emergency equipment, and using hoses).
|R wandering around during the lecture|
|Haha, I'm in the truck!!|
|Visor down! (R was not a fan of this: note she is already taking it off)|
|Driving the truck is more fun|
|Inside a different truck|
|Lots of interactive exhibits making use of video, sound, etc|
|R and her friend exploring a decommissioned engine|
|Taking a break (you can climb inside this fire truck)|
|More manipulation opportunities|
|Also dioramas (this one shows rescue workers)|
|And chances to dress up in firefighter costume: sadly R didn't want to wear it (her friend was really cute though!)|