You may not be able during this Covid-19 pandemic, but as Singapore Tourism Board said, there’s much to rediscover about Singapore.
Fancy a dose of culture this weekend? If you have exhausted the big guns, like National Gallery Singapore and the National Museum, why not visit less well-known, niche museums?
With the authorities urging Singapore residents to patronise home-grown attractions and boost domestic tourism under Covid-19, now may be the best time to explore the obscure museums sprinkled across the island.
These niche museums represent a chance to understand the unwavering zeal of collectors of musical boxes, medical equipment and war paraphernalia.
Mr Alvin Yapp, the 50-year-old owner of The Intan, a private Peranakan museum, for instance, has been collecting the antiques of his heritage since he was a teenager.
Small museums delve into what appears to be a narrow interest, but invariably illuminate something larger.
The Singapore Musical Box Museum, for example, shines a light on the history of how music for the masses came to be recorded.
Here are some niche museums to check out to broaden your horizons.