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Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore (Downtown Core)
65 6332 2982
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Ranked #12 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

So much to see and take in, this museum is worth a visit but be prepared to spend at least a morning going round. A huge amount of information to take in. It's also blissfully cool!

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Montreal, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

To understand where Singapore is now as a country, you must visit this museum. Right in the City Center, you should spend half a day in this museum.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the only museum which is outside the museums area in which all the other museums are. Because of that it is not as well known, but I liked this museum a lot due to the permanent exhibitions that they have as well as the kind of exhibitions they bring in.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A well maintained museum with relics of South East Asia collected to showcase the history of these areas. A Peranakan section has been carefully preserved and presented to the public whereby it is intermarriage of the local Malays women and scholarly males of Chinese heritage. In early days Peranakan families are rich and very good cooks with their spicy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This museum has a big variety of artifacts. No interactive displays though so I wouldn't take children. They are currently doing renovations so alot is closed off. The entry was free while renovations are happening though so that was good. And the free tours at 11 am and 2pm are definatly a must do :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you want to know more about Asian tribal life in the past you should go there. Very easy to find this museum, just 5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT station.

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Manila, Philippines
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A world class museum worth an afternoon, a performance/play was being put on for children the afternoon we were there. It has appeal for all ages.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The layout is confusing, the display is " a little bit of everything". the lighting is poor, the signage is blind and hard to read. Interactive screen are very loud

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Among the museums in Singapore this the museum that impressed me much! It's definitely the best museum I've ever seen so far! ACM is located along the historical riverside of Singapore. The building being a national monument is an attraction itself even without seeing what it all contain inside. You''ll be fascinated by its external magnificence and once you get... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For some reason many visitors bypass a trip to this particular museum ..... yet they miss out on so much! Please make sure this museum is on your list of "must see" in Singapore. You will not be disappointed. There is much to see in all area's of the museum and various items on display are priceless.

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