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Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore (Downtown Core)
65 6332 2982
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #13 of 335 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through the museum’s interactive displays. Virtual hosts greet you at each of the themed... more » Owner description: Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through the museum’s interactive displays. Virtual hosts greet you at each of the themed exhibits, which focus on the peoples of Southeast Asia, West Asia, South Asia and China. There is a steady rotation of special exhibitions and a fantastic museum shop. Exhibit highlights of this diverse cultural museum include a ninth-century Buddha and a Chinese snuff box. « less
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Bangalore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful museum in a gorgeous old building. We loved all the exhibits and spent about 2 hours here with our 9 year old son. The exhibits are visually very appealing. Great!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I brought my friends who were visiting from the UK to visit the museum, which they found interesting. The big downside was how inflexible the staff were. When I asked politely whether I could use a power socket to charge my phone as I need to meet two other people later in the afternoon, they looked at their desks at... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very good museum to visit, I was there and that day is open house day! Free of charge the tickets. Good museum to visit anyway, take a look around if you have time in Singapore.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Interesting if you enjoy Asian history. I personally found the static historical pieces boring and not engaging after awhile. Could the museum be more interactive to engage the viewers?

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Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in Asian history and culture, this is a place you shouldn't miss! The exhibitions are well-organized, and they MANY beautiful artifacts. It can give you a thorough look inside the life surrounding countries, nations. This is definitely one of the nicer history museums I have had the chance of visiting! There were plenty of things for... More

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I personally enjoyed the museum for all the artifacts and explanations. Having a little boy (who is around 14 months old) was no easy task to take him through the museum. But to my delightful surprise - at the end of my trip, there was a lovely play area for him! Beautiful, bold colors and different textures and things for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was a good way to kill some time while my wife shopped at Orchard Rd. There was an interesting exhibit on the Singapore River. Not a lot of history but rather as the name suggests more about culture.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Go during weekdays when there are guided tours by volunteers. They will point out the few highlights of the museum. The tours are about an hour then you can go back and look at the exhibits that caught your interest in greater detail.

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The best museum in SG for understanding Asian culture. Every public holiday is also free and there are always free guided tours :)

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Gisborne
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this attraction and were invited to go on a free tour with one of the guides. This was very well worth it as she had a good background of knowledge about the exhibitions she showed us. Although that was only a small part of the museum it was very interesting

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