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2011 • 8 • 7

Said to be the “world’s first purpose-built museum for toys,” Mint Museum of Toys is a wonderland for all toy-lovers out there. It houses over 50,000 pieces of vintage toys from more than 40 countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Bulgaria! And they’re not just old toys. Many of them are incredibly rare while some pieces are unique (which means, you won’t find them anywhere else in the world)!

The toys here are actually a private and lifetime collection of Chang Yang Fa, a Singaporean toy enthusiast. Pretty enormous (and extensive) for a private collection, huh? Well, that’s what passion does to people — make them do big things. And this museum is testament to that love of toys.

This place is great for children! And PERFECT for adults who want to be reminded of their younger years!

You might be asking, “Why is it called MINT?” Actually, MINT is an acronym and it stands for “Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys,” which is apt. I just couldn’t help but feel like I was transported to several years back as I look at each and every piece. The museum is like a giant collection of childhood memories. It’s not just about the toys. It’s also about the experiences that we associate with them. I remember Ultraman and how I pretended to be him when I was a child. And Popeye! And Astroboy! The museum is five levels of juvenile bliss.

Mint Museum of Toys Singapore

Overall, it was a nostalgic, educational and enlightening experience for me.

The article above was written in 2011. But here are their operational details as of January 2023.

Admission Charges and Opening Hours

Adults: SGD 25
Seniors Citizen above the age of 60: SGD 15
Students with valid student ID: SGD 15
Children aged 7 – 12: SGD 15
Children aged 0 to 6: FREE

Tuesdays to Sundays: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Mondays: Closed

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Maui Salang-Dulce

Hi! I’m planning a trip to Singapore with my husband and I found very helpful tips from your blog. Thank you for sharing! :)


is it still to be called poor traveler? nice blog


I got married at the MINT Museum of Toys. Me and my husband rented the basement restaurant Mr. Punch Restaurant…It was a cool experience and because of that we earned a 1 year membership that entitles us to free entrance fee and discounts…Good to know you enjoyed SG…I’m a first timer here :) Wonderful blog by the way…

The Poor Traveler

WOW! That’s super cool, Rich! And thanks for visiting!


thanks…will be reading more about your adventures…I’m a late bloomer traveller….