The museum is a one-stop centre for visitors to learn all about the nation?s telecommunications history as well as the industry?s progress and development.
Ever wondered what cellular phones looked like before the existence of flashy smartphones with 12-megapixel cameras and waterproof features? Then you might want to consider a visit here. Tucked all the way at the back of the ground floor is an exhibit of past cellular phones. Some of them come with battery packs the size of a mini luggage while others are as heavy as a brick!
The museum is a one-stop centre for visitors to learn all about the nation?s telecommunications history as well as the industry?s progress and development. There is also the sheer excitement of being in a structure targeted by enemies of the state. Built in 1928 as the Central Battery Telephone Exchange, the three-storey building was the model telephone exchange venue at that time. ?During the war, our enemies would target this building as an attack here would cripple telecommunications across the country,? our guide explains. If that doesn?t send shudders down your spine, then perhaps knowledge that communication used to be done through drums and smoke will.
The museum is divided into various sections: Early Communications, The Birth of Telecommunications, The Era of Telecommunications and the MomenTM Gallery. Take your time and read the well-written and well-researched information on the panels.
On the second floor, visitors can try out high-speed broadband service as well as check out the gaming consoles. The museum also provides an interactive digital journey. All you need to do is scan a QR code and connect to the museum?s hotspot. This will open up additional interactive approach that might keep the younger ones hooked.
Other than that, just take your sweet time roaming around and checking out the various exhibits. They range from the evolution of morse code telegraph to digital technology. With the ease of our current smartphones, it?s easy to dismiss telecommunications as something that?s a given. For tech geeks, a trip here might be an eye-opening visit that uncovers the work that goes into the making of today?s latest gadgets.