Singapore Toy Museum – MINT
Are you ready to explore a museum of toys from all over the world, the MINT of Singapore?
I haven’t even found an article in Italian about this museum which, in my opinion, is to be included among the mandatory stops of your Singapore itinerary. If you’re into fantasy and love vintage things, then this is a must, with over 8000 toys on display ranging from the 1840s to the 1970s.
FREE ADMISSION WITH THE ‘SINGAPORE TOURIST PASS’
Have you already watched my video on YouTube “Everything you need to know about Singapore“? If not, then I suggest you open it in another tab and watch it because I tried to sum up, in a single video, the most important information and all the things I wished I had known before traveling to Singapore.
That said, if you buy the Singapore Tourist Pass (1 or 3 days) for unlimited travel on public transport, then you also have free access to the Singapore Toy Museum.
Alternatively, the cost of the entrance ticket is as follows:
Adults: 15 Singapore dollars (about € 10)
Children: 7.50 Singapore dollars (about € 5)
WHERE IS THE SINGAPORE TOY MUSEUM LOCATED?
You’ll find it in the Little India district. If you watched my video, then you already know that this was one of the neighborhoods I loved most. Vibrant, multicultural, colorful and full of contrasts.
It reminded me of the time I spent in Bangkok, where an all too common sight was that of opulent temples next to shabby huts with poor people eating off the ground. I felt the same way about Singapore’s Little India, even though the area surrounding the Singapore Toy Museum looks very futuristic and high-tech.
The Singapore Toy Museum is located on Seah Street, n. 26. Once you start walking along this road I suggest that you pay attention to the street numbers because you can easily miss the entrance, which is through the Mint Cafè.
Tip: if you fancy a pastry or a refreshing drink, at the street corner you’ll find a huge cafe with glass-to-ceiling windows that makes really good smoothies. I tried the one with banana and chocolate (about €6) and I still remember how delicious it was!
THE SHOPS OF THE SINGAPORE TOY MUSEUM
Yes, in addition to this huge display of toys from all over the world, there are also 4 stores where you can buy your favorite vintage toys. You can check their location on this map and right below you’ll find the street numbers.
2) ChinaTown Point: 133, New Bridge Road
3) Suntec City Mall: 3, Temasek Boulevard, Tower 2
4) City Square Mall: 180, Kitchener Road
I highly recommend it!