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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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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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A great museum. There is a lot to learn about Singapore's history and it is presented beautifully here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A great museum. There is a lot to learn about Singapore's history and it is presented beautifully here.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Try to pick a guided tour, this adds a lot of value to your visit as the guides explain about the different Asian cultures.

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Waikiki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It was a great museum with so much to take in. If you are in to museums a great place to visit and take in the history of Singapore. Lovely building showing its colonial heritiage.

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

About half the exhibits were closed due to renovations. But what we saw was 1st class. If you take the time to study what you're seeing you begin to grasp the the flow of cultures and religions doen the Malay peninsula and into Indonesia. Buddhism and Hindu then islam and more recently Christianity. Religious tolerance florishes in Singapore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Singapore is such a new country that one struggles to catch the essence of it. Some colonnial buildings remain and streets are named after ancient prominent figures but nothing goes back more than a century or so. This museum is an exception as it gives us a feeling about the culture of south-east Asia, with a small focus on Singapore.... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fantastic old colonial building with many interesting artefacts. Well designed and each room covers a different country, religion and culture! Also it's free to enter! Worth a visit!

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is an excellent museum on the religions and culture of Asian civilisations and normally I would recommend anyone to go there, but from now until October 2015 only one gallery is open (generally there are 4) so if you can postpone your trip until October I suggest you do. When you do go the free tours are excellent and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Some of the exhibits are ok, but mostly it was boring and very empty. Most of the exhibits were under construction, which made for a boring and short lived time. It was free, so I guess that was ok, but mostly it was meh. If you like Asian history, it is fine and there is lots about Singapore's history, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Good museum with many different halls describing many Asian nations over world history. In the city center and close to MRT metro.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you like history, visit the Asian Civilisation Museum. You will see interesting exposure from various parts of Asia - China, India, Sumatra, Malaysia and others.ACM is easily accessible by MRT.

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