Now open: Museum of Toys Now, you can see more than 50,000 pieces pf toy memorabila, all thanks to one devoted collector. Budget Travel Wednesday, Jun 20, 2007, 4:07 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

Budget Travel's Blog

The latest travel news, vacation tips & advice, travel apps, and more

jun 20 2007

Now open: Museum of Toys

Singapore native Chang Yang Fa, an engineering consultant, still has his first toy, a Matchbox 73 RAF refueling truck he bought when he was 6. This month, at age 57, Chang officially opens the Mint Museum of Toys to hold the 50,000 pieces he's acquired since then. He believes his five-story glass building is the first purpose-built toy museum ever. Among the rarest objects in the collection is a water pistol from the 1950s based on the English sci-fi comic book hero, Dan Dare ("It's the only one known to exist in the world," says Chang). The toys, many in their original packaging, are arranged by theme, rather than by country of origin. "Toys from Brazil and Japan are next to each other to provoke visitors to ask: Why are they so similar?" says Chang. "The world of toys is universal."

Get Inspired with more from

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


Loading Comments...

Our newsletter delivers vacation inspiration straight to your inbox.

Check Prices