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Embark on a journey of re-discovery and nostalgia at the MINT Museum of Toys! You need not be an avid toy collector to appreciate and enjoy this world-class display of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from 25 countries, right here in Singapore! Dating all the way back to the mid-19th-century, expect to be amazed and fascinated by this home-grown treasure trove which was amassed over 30 years by the museum?s founder. Betty Boop, Batman, Astroboy, Mickey Mouse, Flash Gordon, Green Hornet, The Beatles, Golliwogs, Ultraman, Matchbox Cars, Star Wars ? and the list goes on!

Sum up your visit at MINT with a hearty meal at MINT Café, a boutique designer café at the basement of the building. Conveniently located in the heart of the city at 26 Seah Street (beside Raffles Hotel) yet away from the hustle and bustle of the urban crowd, MINT is ideal for birthday celebrations, family dinners and even corporate functions!

Let MINT bring out the child in you as you enjoy a Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys.

Museum Admission Fees Adult: SGD $15.00 Child: SGD $7.50 (2 to 12 yrs) Senior Citizen: SGD $7.50 (60 yrs and above)

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  1. claud
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     30 Mar 2008 at 8:00 pm
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    Lovely place with lovely food

    Together with a few Yebbers, we met at mint cafe for an informal gathering. The cafe is cosy and comfy. Located at the basement of mint museum, decorated to the theme of the museum. The cafe is filled with retro looking movie posters and toys. Even the cushion on the seats were printed with robot (if I'd not remembered wrongly). The cafe thou small, house quite a good variety of food.

    Some of us ordered their set lunch at $13.80 and some ordered the tea set at $7.80 .

    There's a few mains that one can choose for their set lunch. And the set comes with soup, main, dessert and drink. As for the tea sets, one can choose any cakes/desserts in the menu and any of the tea/coffee available.

    The soup served was nicely cooked and thick. For my set lunch, I ordered the Crispy Chicken Chop as my main. When it was served, I could smell the aroma coming from the generous piece of chicken. The main was served with mashed potato and side salad. One cut into the chicken and I knew I'm going to love it. Taking my first bite, I could taste the crispy crust and the meat inside was marinated and I love the taste. (Know when I'm writing this, I think this is the same chicken served at the night of Yebber's anniversary! No wonder it tasted familiarly delicious that night. Hot favorite by everyone.)

    The dessert served with my lunch set was a tad too sweet for my liking. Couldn't remember what is its name thou.

    On my other visit to the cafe, I ordered their tea set with Mississippi pie as the dessert. The chocolate mousse covering the layer of chocolate pie was not too sweet and complements the entire pie pretty well. I would recommend to enjoy the pie together with the whipped cream at the side. It's there for a reason. If you are not a whipped cream person, I recommend you try their other selections. Cos the pie gets a little "sick-to-eat" if eaten on its own.

    Will surely be going back for their lunch set if I've the chance to. The spaghetti in their lunch set selection looks nice too.

    Footnote After the event at mint, I would personally recommend anyone who's looking for a classy place to host your events at Mint museum. The staff are all very helpful and despite my long-winded conversation and constant reminders, the lady planning the event with me is always friendly and helpful. Thanks Mandy for the wonderful coordination and effort! As for the food, I'm sure many whom attended will agree with me that its good. Right?

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    1. Polarbear
      Polarbear said:
      Yes Yes! Totally agree with you on the helpful staff!
      31 Mar 2008 at 9:25 am
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  2. Bobo
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     01 Mar 2008 at 8:37 pm
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    The Mint Museum! TP's right, most people might think that this is a place to display MONEY! haha But it isn't!

    My first trip there was with another guide, Randolph and we had the privilege of having him to two of us only.. he patiently answered all our questions and we took a 2 hour tour!! We scrutinized the toys and he threw plenty of interesting facts at us... We saw Batman, Superman, Felix, Mickey, Star Wars. There were toys we knew and grew up with and stuff we just didn't know anything about.

    My second trip there was with the other Yebbers in a Safra event. There was a small tea reception in the museum itself. The food was prepared by the cafe in the basement of the building. The food was acceptable for a buffet-style like that I guess. I think we need to try out the cafe to really know.

    Richard was the guide of the day and he's also the curator of the museum. As the tour was scheduled to last only 45 minutes, he talked really fast but still managed to squeeze in plenty of facts.

    One major flaw with the museum though. Touring the museum is not the same without a guide. Yet they only provide guides for larger groups. So maybe a guidebook or more details about the toys should be put up so that people can read and understand more about the toys.

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    1. TrumPat
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       26 Feb 2008 at 12:31 am
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      If you mention the word mint, I'll probably think of peppermint or Singapore Mint. No no... it's neither the two. This "mint" place which I went today is the meseum of toys!

      So what does mint mean in this case?

      It actually stands for 'memories of imaginative & nolstalgic toys' (if I didn't remember wrongly!) The place consists of 5 floors plus a cafe at the basement. The exhibits (toys) were spread over the 4 levels, with each level having a different theme. Some of the toys which we managed to catch a glimpse of include tin tin, felix the cat, popeye, mickey mouse, betty boop, a collection of snow white & the seven dwarfs. Haha... it's such an interesting place! Many of these toys I've not even seen them before when I was young.

      The toys in the meseum will be rotated every few months, so you don't have to worry about having to see the same collection of toy everytime you go. Yes, you'll be amazed by the wide collection of toys the owner has.

      Another interesting point about this toy meseum is that the lightings on the display shelves were done in such a way that they will not cast any shadow of the toy. So it definitely helps when it comes to phototaking. No matter which angle you take from, the picture will look good. But one important thing to note when photographing here is that no flash is allowed. This is to prevent the flashlight from degrading the colour of the precious toys.

      We were brought around by a tour guide, who had patiently explained the history of some of the toys to us. Yes, I think without him, we would not have learnt so much about toys if we just walk around on our own. So do get a tour guide if you intend to visit the meseum.

      The admission ticket costs $10 for adult and $5 for children (aged 2 - 12 years old). But note that this excludes the tour guide fee.

      Hmm... we have not really tried out the cafe. Shall try it next time & review it!

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      1. Bobo
        Bobo said:
        haha I love this too! but I think the guys didn't anjoy it so much. lol FZ at least :P
        26 Feb 2008 at 6:19 am
      2. ladyironchef
        ladyironchef said:
        hahahah! sounds fun. tour guide fee how much ar
        26 Feb 2008 at 8:37 am
      3. Polarbear
        Polarbear said:
        Then I think only FZ dun like cos I loved TOYS!
        26 Feb 2008 at 9:13 am
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