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Is There A Sentosa Primary School?

Credit : Singapore Science Centre

Anyone recall whether there is a Sentosa Primary School? Or is there anyone here from that school before? I was surprised when I read about such a school in an old magazine.

The above article on Singapore Maritime Museum in the Science Centre Bulletin (1976 issue) stated that there was a Sentosa Primary School in Sentosa itself. The Sentosa Primary School was temporary used to house the gallery for the Singapore Maritime Museum.

Let me check my old street directory (1976 edition). Below showed that there was such a school called Sentosa Primary School;

but the actual location of the school, I’m not too sure;

Credit : Chief Surveyor, Survey Dept, Ministry of Law.

Sad to say both the school and the Singapore Maritime Museum were no longer around. This Maritime Museum was set up by the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA). The opening of the Maritime Museum by the PSA at Sentosa in 1975 gave visitors a glimpse of the port’s history.

I’ve been to this Maritime Museum at Sentosa before but somehow the exhibits did not interest me at that time so I don’t think I’ve any photos taken except those found on the net;

Maybe some will remember this iconic signal mast;

Credit : TNP

The signal mast was moved to Singapore Maritime Museum in Sentosa when the area around Albert Dock was developed into a container terminal in 1972. The mast stood there for 26 years until the Maritime Museum closed in 2001 due to poor attendance.  You may read more about the historic mast here.

Let’s hope the new maritime museum at Resorts World will be a success. Below is the model of the new maritime museum;



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