Land transport in Singapore has evolved over the years and at each stage, we are constantly faced with different challenges. At present, our challenge is to build a sustainable transport system that is inclusive and able to support a vibrant Singapore well into the future.
The Land Transport Gallery explains in a fun and interactive way, the developments of land transport over time and how improvements have been made possible. Experience the issues surrounding land transport in the past and present. Then fast forward to see how the future transportation landscape might be.
With interactive features, a challenge theatre and more, the Land Transport Gallery promises to be an interesting learning journey for all ages!
Be sure to book your Guided Tour at their website at least 3 working days in advance.
You may wish to call to check on availability for the Free & Easy Tour to avoid any disappointment.
History: The Land Transport Gallery is situated within Land Transport Authority (Hamsphire Office) and this location was once Singapore's largest maternity hospital. Kandang Kerbau, which is Malay for "buffalo shed". It was the name given to the hospital when it was built in 1860 on land occupied by buffalo pens. The buffalo pens vanished, but the name remained. In 1997, KK Hospital moved to its present premises one street away near Kampong Java and was renamed KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
The very first car to grace Singapore's roads was a 4.5 horsepower Benz imported from Germany in 1896. It could travel up to a top speed of nearly 30 km per hour but had to be pushed uphill. The mass production of automobiles or motorcars in the 1900s saw the arrival of more cars in Singapore.
The 1960s marked an era of great change for Singapore. Given the rapid population and economic growth, the government was aware of the need for a reliable and efficient public transport system to support the nation building.
Land transport has come a long way and with Land Transport Gallery opened on 18 January 2008, it traces the various stages of Singapore's land transport development.
Address: No. 1 Hampshire Road, Blk 1 Level 1, Singapore 219428.
Information is correct as at 27 November 2016. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.