Ever thought what’s like to battle a fire or sit inside a fire engine truck? There is a double-storey museum that allows you to experience that. Called the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, it is housed within Singapore’s oldest surviving fire station, Central Fire Sation. Built in 1908, the red-and-white brick building is located next to Fort Canning Park.
Star attractions are the two vintage fire engines – a horsepowered and a steam-powered, as well as the reenactment of the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee fire. There are also lots of vintage fire fighting equipment and artefacts. Exhibits are very well presented with immersive features.
The second storey of the gallery consists of the SCDF Emergency Prepa redness Centre where there a re several immersive displays, for example, experience what it’s like to battle a fire by putting out virtual flames.