The Team

“Museum on Wheels” is a unique Youth Skipper Flotilla society (YSF) initiative that displays Singapore’s maritime artefacts around the island, especially to schools and public places. More importantly, it provides youths with the responsibility in transforming a used...

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Raffles Institution

Team Raffles, leader Ryan presenting the RI learning journey at the Opening of the MSHC during the Singapore Heritage Festival 2014 Team Raffles Institution led by Student Chairman Ryan Wee addressing the audience on the theme and learning journey of Raffles...

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Bendemeer Secondary School

The school decided on the theme “Discovery and Trade”. Their container housed many original precious artefacts from 1819  onwards.  Some of the more precious artefacts includes a seal of Singapore Harbour board from 1905, a WWII bomb crater and ancient navigation...

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Jurong West Secondary School

  Jurong West Secondary School’s Museum on Wheels focuses on the theme “Navigation and Seamanship”.  This is a step towards preserving our rich seamanship heritage before it is lost in history through the advances of modern technology. The museum on wheels is...

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Pulau Ujong (Singapore Mainland)

Pulau Ujong (means ‘Island at the end’) is an island paradise of abundant commercial value that sits at the tip of the Malayan Peninsula. She was part of the Malay Archipelago and is one of the smallest countries in the world, and 15,000 times smaller than the United...

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Pulau Semechek

Sandwiched between Pulau Tekong and Pulau Tekong Kecil is Pulau Semechek. The little island had an elevation of just one metre above sea level and was just a flat piece of land conducive for a football pitch. Being so tiny and of no strategic use, it was subsumed or...

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Pulau Tekong

Tekong means "obstacle", so named because the island obstructs the mouth of Johor River (Sungei Johor). Today the island still has a sizeable population, but the native residents have been replaced by army recruits who are shipped there for their basic military...

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Territorial and Border Supremacy

When a ship is in the territorial waters of another country, she may exercise freedom of navigation but still need to report when required for security reasons. The superpowers - the British Empire, Soviet Union and United States - initially claimed a territorial...

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Freedom of the Seas and Ownerships

Freedom of the seas allows a vessel to sail freely even in the territorial waters of another country or state. From the time of the Chinese trading between Asia and Europe, it has played a key role in history and brought about an economic boon. When a ship sets sail,...

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How it Began

  Two years ago, three men sat at the Tanglin Club to discuss rowing around the island. The two gentlemen who broached the idea was told that there would be numerous permits required from several government agencies. The paperwork would be complicated, tedious and...

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47 hours in a Day

What a difference a day makes – twenty-four little hours. There are also twenty-four time zones. If there was only one, every part of the world would have a single time. This is confusing as noon time can be when the sun is directly above you or when the sun is below...

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