The National Museum of Singapore, known for a brief period as the Singapore History Museum, is a 119 years old monument with history dating back to 1849, making it is the oldest museum of Singapore. Visitors can learn about the pre-colonial and colonial eras, the Japanese occupation of World War II, and the tremendous rise of Singapore. The museum consists of three major galleries, namely the Singapore History Gallery featuring a story-telling approach to history, the Singapore Living Galleries featuring exhibits of photography, film, cuisine, fashion and other lifestyle artifacts, and the Goh Seng Choo Gallery. The museum also has galleries for exhibitions, lectures, educational purposes and also various restaurants and a public sculptor garden. Today, it is one of the most engaging and interactive museums in the world. In close proximity to the museum and everything else that’s important in the city including Clarke Quay, a hotel on Orchard road is the Orchard Hotel Singapore. This hotel in Singapore offers a selection of modern accommodation designed with guest’s comfort in mind, up to date facilities and amenities, and award winning in house restaurants.