Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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Celebrate the history of the world's largest continent at Asian Civilisations Museum. Housed in an old colonial building, the giant collection showcases the diversity of Asia, but also fosters a sense of shared identity. Don't miss a remarkable display of artifacts found in a shipwreck dating back to the 9th century. Appreciate the intricately decorated ceramics and golden wares that went down on the doomed trading ship. You can enhance your experience with a guided tour of the museum--check the website for tour times. Add Asian Civilisations Museum and other attractions to your Singapore trip itinerary using our Singapore journey tool .
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  • Great Museum that allows to know each other a little better the history of Singapore. We discover the extreme richness and complexity of this island on which coexist harmoniously so many very different ethnic groups. A real discovery.
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  • The Museum is very interesting and enjoyable to visit, in a comfort which is appreciated. Do not hesitate to go there
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  • Large sections of china pottery and the history behind the development and trade linkages. The special exhibit of the recovered Arab vessel with over 50,000 pieces of china is very good.  more »
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  • A beautiful museum. Mostly full of pottery found in and around a shipwreck and some other artifacts from far between Chinese empires and the Middle East. There is another wing on religions opening in a few months. I enjoyed it, but if the aforementioned isn't your thing, this is not for you.
  • The shipwreck is a fantastic exhibit, and it tells a good story. Most the exhibits that tell a narrative a pretty good. Some of the rooms seemed to just display odds and ends that didn't fit elsewhere which was less intruiging.
  • It is a very good place for public viewing if you want to learn about history of religion is this region. Very nicely laid out, accessible to many Mrt and it is free
  • Amazing museum, very quiet during Light to Night 2018. The exhibited artifacts are beautiful but the maps, directions, and navigation left much to be desired.
  • Very interesting location to go to learn about the different religions in southeast Asia. Especially the information regarding Buddhism and Hinduism was overwhelmingly detailed.

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