I was all jumpy and excited when Mother told me that we would be visiting a museum in town. I asked Mother which museum we were planning to visit and she said that it was the National Museum.
When we got there, Mother paid for the entrance tickets and we walked into a dimly lit room. There, a brief history of Singapore, made more interesting by
figurines, was on display. I learnt more by looking at the modelled displays than I could in textbooks. Mother also explained some scenes which they portrayed to help me understand the past.
At the time of my visit, a huge section of the museum was devoted to exhibiting toys of previous years. There were tops, toy cars, marbles, airplanes and even a whole collection of Barbie dolls from various decades. It struck me that the toys of today are nothing like what Mother and Father played with when they were children. I tried to spin a top at one corner of the room but it was not as easy as I thought. There was a special way to throw the top so that it would not land on its side. After several
tedious and frustrating tries, I beamed with pride to watch the top spinning on its pin.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself that day at the National Museum. I realise how valuable museums are because they can teach people about so many things. All I had to do was to walk through the museum to learn a great deal.