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Navy Open House Singapore

We tried to take the boys to the Navy Open House today, which is on this weekend in Singapore. Following a really terrific experience at the Army Open House last year, we know it will be well run and a perfect experience for the kids, but we left home too late and got stuck in a traffic snarl-up. The traffic chaos was actually due to a home exhibition on at the Singapore EXPO Hall this weekend – and it’s certainly a popular attraction based on the number of cars fighting for a park.

The Open House looks like a fantastic experience – check out the photos they have online to get a sense of what it will be like. Hosted at the Changi Naval Base, kids get to be Sailors for a Day, you can explore the ships, there’s lots of displays by the military, and much more. For my two little guys this would be a little bit of heaven. We’re not going to miss it though and tomorrow, Steve has promised to take the boys early in the morning, giving me a sleep-in – I’m a lucky girl.

But you do need to get there early. Entry is only by shuttle bus, and free shuttle services are available from Singapore EXPO Hall Three between 8am (18 May) or 8.30am (19 May) to 4.30pm. There are also return shuttles back to Singapore EXPO. Admission is free.


  • 18 & 19 May 2013 – 9am to 7pm (Public days)
  • Changi Naval Base
  • Entry is by shuttle bus only

Hopefully Steve will have better success tomorrow getting the boys there and we’ll share some photos of the day if he does. In the meantime, I just wanted to write a short blog today, because if it’s something you want to do with your kids, at least you know to get their early, or if you haven’t heard about it and want to go, at least you know in time to sort out plans.

Let us know what you think if you go?