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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  • When I visited the museum, I was quite lucky as they’re having a free tour covering their temporary exhibition about Angkor Wat and Cambodian history. The guide was an expert in Southeast Asian histor...  more »
  • May 2018 see the Tang dynasty display, a shipwreck found about 30 years ago is a must, the museum displays the multicultural heritage of Singapore of a thousand years or more.  more »
  • After a long time, Asian Civilisations Museum was held from visit 2018.4 exhibition Encore expansion. France's Guimet room lined with memorabilia from the Museum of Oriental ceramics. About Asia told to everyone that came to the South-East Asia, France, and include the chiseler packed! As well as the Cambodian artist and I of or works of contemporary art. Singapore exhibition is really nice! What is the. I have enjoyed the Art Museum Gallery birds is. There can, of course, knowing the history of Singapore is a nice permanent exhibition! Lots of attractions brought to of the neighborhood, along the Singapore River, Singapore still in Britain was governed. Is, try to imagine or landed in Singapore's raffles continue flourishing city, over time, became the present Singapore time flow ground? Immerse into the culture Singapore trip, come and more! Your advice is. Hotel features a café, a restaurant, and near Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. Staff MET the merlion Park hawker's Lao PASA also within walking distance. I think good weather to walk to Chinatown, stroll the Marina area. Here are carried out Singapore Museum Japan to guide group guided tours free of charge. Offers to participate in the entrance fee! Usually exhibition Monday through Friday every day morning from 1030, weekend and second Saturday from 1330. Special Encore exhibition guided tour is planned on another day!
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  • Well maintained museum, with a few very expensive items (Chinese porcelain for example). Good view of Angkor Wat ... A lot of Buddha statues. I would visit again and spend more time there.
  • worth a visit and a couple of hours. just the shipwreck section is reason enough to visit. good cafe in the building, with decent coffee. often have exhibitions, we saw the Angkor which was amazing. would have liked to have stuck with the free tour but it was going to take about 2 hours.
  • The permanent exhibitions are good, but a bit sparse, and very dry. However, the temporary Angkor exhibit is excellent. Catch a volunteer-led tour. They are very informative.
  • This place totally blew my mind. I wasn’t a fan of historical site but the exhibition items here are decent. Comes with great historic antique and they are being well explained in a decent manner. The building is huge despite it outlook. I spent 2 hours plus but could do more if not with family. Recommend for tourists. It just 5 minutes walk from Fullerton Hotel too.
  • Impressive and sophisticated midterm that does more than present artifacts - they tell a coherent story which does not shy away from a complex narrative about the interrelationships that led to the development of international trade routes - including the ways in which developments on one side of the world influenced others far away and vice versa. Understated and professional.
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This neoclassical building is home to art and artefacts from all parts of Asia, including collections that connect the different cultures in the region. The Asian Civilisations Museum, located in Empress Place building close to Boat Quay, commits itself to preserving Singapore & Asia’s cultural heritage. The neoclassical building has over 2,800sqm of gallery space, a museum shop and dining options.Visitors will be exposed to art and artefacts from China, the Islamic world and parts of Southeast Asia. The museum’s collections draw historical connections between cultures, and includes objets d’art related to ancient trade routes and Tang dynasty shipwrecks. In addition to permanent galleries, special exhibitions showcase relics from museums and institutions across the globe.