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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 #11 of 333 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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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bunbury
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Several exhibits were closed ie Islamic section and the lighting was so subdued it was difficult to read any of the information or clearly see the exhibits. My 4th visit here to show my 11 year old what I have always thought to be one of the best museums in Asia. The best part was the ice cream sandwich man... More

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Singapore
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Among the museums in Singapore, ACM seems to be the least appealing to my young kids.... unless there is a special festival. In recent years, ACM has stepped up their efforts to organize 5-8 festivals a year, coinciding with the opening/closing of a few exhibit and just last weekend, they had the River Nite festival. ACM exhibits core exhibits has... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to a few museums in Singapore and this one didn't dissapoint us once again like all the others. Beautifully laid out and organised, it was a very fascinating experience for us. Luckily, as we arrived there, we were told that there will be a guided tour in 10 minutes so we decided to wait. The lady who... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's interesting place where u must going. Not just for a children, but also adult who like history. It's like going to other century!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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 have lots of beautiful artifacts. It can give you a thorough look inside the life surrounding countries, nations.

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Claremont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a riveting afternoon walking in the shoes of ancient mariners, a rickshaw driver, a bonded Japanese sex slave etc. A wonderful museum.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Strange flow to the museum and i think i missed a few displays/things from roaming down the wrong aisles. ,

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We like museums. We really do. We just found this one boring, it was like an ethnology museum. I think it's miss able.

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