Sunday, March 23, 2008

Children Little Museum - Weekend Snapshot #16

I was meeting friends in Kampong Glam for lunch when I passed by this shophouse. Started by 3 collectors, the exhibits in this museum are very interesting. It brought back memories of my childhood. Like children having found candy, Chris and I spent an hour in this museum playing with the displays and posing for silly photos!

The local readers might remember these toys from the good old days ......

Hello! Hello! Walkie-talkie made using condensed milk tins and a string!

Many families were poor in the old days, parents could not afford to buy toys for their kids. So the kids were creative and made their own toys to entertain themselves and others.

Handmade toys - boys made guns using chopsticks, and girls sew these little bags of filled with sand or beans called 'five-stones'.....

What is eastcoastlife peeping at? Porn movie!? Answer in the next post.



Entrance fee : S$2
Children Little Museum
40 Kandahar Street Singapore 198895
Kampong Glam

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43 comments:

  1. Many weeks ago, I was at Kampong Glam, almost wanting to enter the museum when I realised that it was closing. It seems an interesting museum and I shall bookmark this place as one of the places to visit.

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  2. Nice memories hor :P

    The last time I brought my 2 kiddos there, we had to drag them out of there *faint*
    Happy Easter Sunday :)

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  3. Is that your post for this week's theme? The metal robot? Looks like you had some fun in there. Have a fantastic weekend.

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  4. Self created toys are sometimes much better than these sophisticated things you find now !
    I was in the Pekin Circus show here in Brussels have a look it was wonderful !

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  5. We used to have that too, the telephone made with cans of milk. I don't see kids playing with that anymore. There a plastic cell phones available for them.

    I used to play those little bags with sand. We call it Chinese Jackstone.

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  6. Great snapshots and looks like a very delightful weekend.

    Happy Easter!

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  7. nothing top toys made from the heart than those that we have now...

    Have a wonderful Easter Sunday to as well...Rebecca/Skippyheart

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  8. I don't remember any of these toys!! We used to make guns from ice cream sticks!

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  9. oh dear i hope i remember to come back here before photohunters. i am dying to know what you are doing peeking through changing room doors? hahahahahahha

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  10. oh i do remember...and i can soooo relate...boo that was my time, hehe. but you know, life was very simple back then, we are content with whatever is there, and there was not much technology to be able to come up with the kind of toys we have now =)

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  11. I'm sure it wasn't porn. :P

    My "phone" using paper cup and string always a failure one... duno why. >.<

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  12. What an interesting place. God bless, and happy Easter.

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  13. Looks like an interesting place for me to bring LZ there :) They toys display there, is it similar to the one at Rowell rd?

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  14. How wonderful, and reminds me of Children's Museums we have in the Seattle area. My grandchildren love these museums.

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  15. Must be peeping at your 'lou kung' lor... hehehe...

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  16. What a cool museum. I enjoy children's museums especially now that my daughter is grown up and I can go without looking out for a kid, ha, I'm only partly kidding. We made a lot of toys when I was a child even when we had store bought ones and same with my child. Sometimes I think children enjoy the inexpensive homemade ones better than the expensive ones. I know it was always a treat for my daughter when I'd let her pull out the cook pots and use them as drums or we'd paint toilet paper rolls and build castles with them. I'm babbling on but this post brought back memories.

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  17. it seems interesting... happy easter to you

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  18. i remember using cans of evap milk and cords to create our own telephones!

    your trip sounds like fun! Happy Easter Monday!

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  19. oh if my kid sees this he would surely wants to go there. I remember that tin can phone, when I was young we used plastic caps! hahahaha.. very creative indeed. I wondering what your peeping at?

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  20. eastcoast, looks like a lot of fun! Interesting what young boys and girls in your country did as children...same thing as they did in my country. HA! :D

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  21. hey! it seems u really enjoy the weekend!

    happy easter!
    mine is up too!
    see yah!

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  22. Yes...four stones, five stones, CC cards, zero point...those are my "toys" in pri school!

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  23. heyyyy .. i use to have some of the toys in the pictures .. *5 thumbs up for the owner of the shop*

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  24. ECL you are always out there having sooo much fun!! Happy Easter!!

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  25. That place looks like so much fun! I would have a blast there.

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  26. Looks fun! I remember when I was growing up we used to make our own toys. I had one plastic doll and that was it and the rest are handmade. But I survived..hehehe!

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  27. I think I'd be playing with all those little gadgets too, if I were there! how so very cute.

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  28. this looked interesting, it made me more excited about my trip to the toys museum this coming friday! ;)

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  29. oceanskies,
    You should visit the Children Little Museum. It's fun. Give these 3 brave guys some support. Only S$2 entrance fee to help them maintain the place and their passion. Please help to spread the word and blog about it.

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  30. napaboaniya,
    hahaha.... my friends have to keep calling my hubby to get us out of there! They were growing hungrier waiting for us to have lunch together!

    We are going back!

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  31. i do remember some of those toys! gosh ... all so long ago! :)

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  32. LZ mommy,
    Is there another toy museum in Rowell Road? I have to check it out then.

    L and Z would have fun with the toys there! Even adults do. hehe...

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  33. Looks like a fun trip at the Children's museum.

    Oh, I remember my brother and I made that kind of telephone. We used paper cups instead of tin cans. It didn't quite work the way we wanted it too but we had fun. It brought back happy memories.

    I look forward to learning what that last photo is about.

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  34. The best toys are the ones you makes all by yourself... some on the market can be dangerous for little children as not to mention that they can be sooo expensive. =)

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  35. Looks the the grownups are enjoying it, too! Hello? Hello? It seems my can walkie talkie is not working....

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  36. This looks like a neat place, love the colors too

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  37. ecl,
    I saw the wall where you were peeping..."soft for 5 cents"...Hmmm...what's that soft part? hahahaha!

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  38. that's a very fun museum! and it's definitely one that both children and adults will enjoy. :)

    have a great week! :)

    Mapped Memories
    Cafe Munchkin

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