09 Aug '11, 11am

National Day open house at 7 NHB museums: SINGAPORE: It was a fun and free day out at the museum for many Singaporeans.

National Day open house at 7 NHB museums: SINGAPORE: It was a fun and free day out at the museum for many Singaporeans.

SINGAPORE: It was a fun and free day out at the museum for many Singaporeans. Seven National Heritage Board (NHB) museums were opened to all visitors in celebration of Singapore's birthday on Tuesday. 3,626 visited the National Museum as of 4pm. Young visitors had a blast to the past with the games their parents used to play. These included "five stones", "rubber" and "chatek". For others, there was an interactive history quiz to accompany their tour of the museum. The Singapore History Gallery was a hot spot, with queues stretching over 20 metres. For most people, it was a family affair. An attendee said: "It was my daughter who suggested it. I've never been here before." An American family said: "(We) make our way around and finding some wonderful things to eat, and enjoy as a family!" Admission is free to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents to seven NHB museums till en...

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