For the Heritage trial, We went to two places. Namely the Singapore’s National Museum and Singapore’s botanic Gardens.
First was the National Museum.
(Taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Singapore)
We choose to venture into the Singapore History Gallery where we could view Singapore’s history. It was a place where we could learn an abundance of Singapore’s history and would make a great blog.
In the Museum we went to explore Singapore’s past and its culture. We saw rickshaws, a common mode of transport in the olden days. The rickshaw required a person to pull the rickshaw while the commuters who paid the rickshaw sat at the back to be pulled. The rickshaw eventually lost popularity as it was a very tiring job and the rickshaw pullers went well paid.
There was also an exhibition about opium smoking. Opium smoking is considered a leisure and helps coolies to relax due to stress from work and also due to cramped living conditions. However, some got addicted and could not kick the habit.
We also saw a replica tank used in the movie, The Pacific. This tank was one of the tanks used by the Japanese during the World War II. The tank on display was one out of four used in the movie.
It was indeed a memorable journey and I learned a lot about Singapore’s history. We should each play a role to ensure Singapore’s safety and that Singapore prospers over the years.
Next was the Botanic Gardens.
(taken from: http://travelinna.com/the-exquisite-singapore-botanical-gardens/)
Botanic Gardens is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is founded in 1859. It has more than 10,000 species of plants and has around 4.5 million visitors per year. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Botanic_Gardens)
(Pictures of some of the flowers there)
We went to the Burkill Hall. This building was build around 1867 and its name originated from Isaac Henry Burkill and Humphery Morrison Burkill. Two former directors of Singapore botanic Gardens.
We later went to the National Orchid Garden and looked at the breathtaking flowers there.
The trip made me realize the beautiful of Singapore and the need to treasure these places. As active citizens we should ensure places of such beauty and historical significance not be destroyed.
In conclusion, the visit made me appreciate the way Singapore currently is and has taught me that we each play a role in keep Singapore safe. It is only because of our hard work can we enjoy the peace and prosperity that our country has.