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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 2982
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through the...
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.
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Asian Civilisations Museum

From modern to ancient. The country has the National Museum of Singapore which is its oldest and the Asian Civilisations Museum that specializes in pan-Asian cultures. Material... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Ozamiz City, Philippines
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Ozamiz City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

From modern to ancient. The country has the National Museum of Singapore which is its oldest and the Asian Civilisations Museum that specializes in pan-Asian cultures. Material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry are being exhibited in the museum.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good for history lovers, gives details of singapore about it culture and civilisation, kids might get bored, optional for the person to take or not in your itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Something FREE & very nice in Singapore, what else could you ask for? :) Although part of the museum was closed for restoration reason, the opened part was very nice. A guide was also provided for free.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

But could be more interactive. Excibition is small enough, and it does not take much time, but there is lot of written material in the museum as well, so you can read the same on the internet.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We managed to get in for free but only because lots of the exhibits were closed. I don't consider it to be one of the best museums I've been to. The exhibitions up got a bit repetitive.

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Global
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great way to get an impression of Asia - sort of highlights of the continent's history tour. You can do it in 30-45 mins. It's almost a crime not to go if you are staying near by.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Quite a collection of artifacts and information on various age-old traditions in South-East Asia. The section on musicial instruments was particularly of interest to me.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a really good museum. We could have spent a day there, very intersting small exhibitions and a larger one that was of interest to us without great knowledge of the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The building and the surrounding area is great, but the museum itself is a little disappointing. Worth a look, but only an hour. Nice walk around the precinct.

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a fantastic museum and free. The Buddha exhibits here are wonderful. There is even a fantastic statue of Siddhartha Gatuma. Visit and enjoy

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