Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Exploring Singapore's Sporting Heritage at Singapore Sports Museum

Do you know that Singapore Sports Museum was first established in 1983 and originally located at the West Entrance of the National Stadium? After its closure in November 2007, public can only revisit the collection of information via a website. With the completion of the Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore Sports Museum reopens its door once again welcoming visitors to explore Singapore's sporting heritage and legacy.


The  permanent galleries within Singapore Sports Museum includes "Building a Dream", "Chasing the Dream", "Dream Venue, "Living the Dream" and "Collective Dream". Many exhibits were donated or on loaned by athletes and fans.

Catch a video clip on how Singapore Sports Hub was constructed, read more about Singapore's pioneering sporting clubs, learn about the challenges faced by the athletes and admire the medals earned by their determination and hard work.



I am sure many are familiar with Ang Peng Siong, ex-national swimmer who has done Singapore proud winning many gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games and was awarded the "World's Fastest Swimmer". Apart from medal, you also get to see the swimming trunks he wore during one of the games in 1990. What a surprise! Plus, do not miss the touchscreen information panels to learn more about the athlete and the sport history.



Re-look into the career of Fandi Ahmad, "Singapore's favourite soccer son" who becomes a household name after the Malaysia Cup.

I guess this is the only museum which has a running track within its space. I wonder if anyone would be keen to compete and take a sprint for the exhibits.

Being selected as the host city for the first Youth Olympic Games was a significant sports event in Singapore. Till now, the children remembered the events and the days we we spent at the Float @ Marina Bay and Youth Olympic Park.

The inaugural medals, designed by Setsuko Fukuzawa for the Olympic Games in 2010

Lyo (red male lion) and Merly (blue female merlion), were the official mascots for 2010 Summer Youth Olympics held in Singapore.

The display of torches over the years...

Olympic pins from the different National Olympic Committees in 2008.

I didn't realise Coca Cola even came up with Sports Stars commemorative cans for XVII Sea Games.

If you have missed the opening or closing ceremony for YOG, Here's an opportunity to re-live the moment then via big screen.


It was a little learning journey for Gladys, exposing her to local sporting history. Admission to Singapore Sports Museum is free for Singaporeans (valid photo identifications must be presented prior to entry). For non-Singaporeans, charges applies ($10 for adult, $5 for student/Senior citizens). Children under 6 years old enters for FREE! You may like to stop by the Singapore Sports Museum on your next visit to the Sports Hub.

Singapore Sports Museum
Address: 6 Stadium Walk, S397698

18 comments:

  1. Nice! We don't have a sports museum in Malaysia. All the money went to... you know who... uhuhu

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    1. Ah... it would be nice to have one. Lots of good memories when you see the medals and old photos. :)

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  2. We are always in the area but we've have not ventured into the sport museum. Thanks for sharing! Might duck in on one of those lazy days.

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    1. This seem to be a spot that was missed. There are great exhibits within that I feel its worth bringing the kids to experience.

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  3. Been to the Sports Hub so many times but never stopped by here. Thanks for sharing more on it. I'll bring Lil Pumpkin in the next time we go :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Great! I think it is a nice place to re-live SIngapore's sports history

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  4. Other day we went to the stadium and thought of going there as well but missed it. Quite nice it looks to explore.

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    1. Its not very big but I think it is nice to revisit Singapore's sport heritage

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  5. I almost spit out my Ribena when I saw those speedos in the glass case!!! Hilarious.

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  6. Surprised that we have a sports museum here! Fandi Ahmad , my era soccer hero :)

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    1. I didn't know we have a sports museum too ! Fandi and Ang Peng Siong were my favourite!

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  7. Great place to inspire future sports stars :)


    Cheers, Andy
    (SengkangBabies)

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    1. Any of your kids keen to be a sport star?? :Can bring them there on your next visit.

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  8. Past by many times but never entered. Looks like a good place to just wonder around with the kids if we're at Kallang.

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    1. Yup. Its a shame this place always look so quiet. seems like many have missed the museum and went to the mall instead. :)

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  9. Looks interesting! Something to check out the next time I'm at the Sports Hub!

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  10. Hahah the speedos. Seriously! But thanks for the walk through memory lane! I grew up in the era of APS and Fandi too..missing the dream team!

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