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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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Treasures from across Asia

I had every intention of visiting this museum but it seemed to always just be out of my reach. However, on my last afternoon, before I returned to my hotel to be picked up for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had every intention of visiting this museum but it seemed to always just be out of my reach. However, on my last afternoon, before I returned to my hotel to be picked up for a tour, I finally managed to squeeze it in to my itinery. A part of me was expecting to see only a small part of... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The website said only two gallerys were open so we were prepared although I still can't figure out why so much in one place, and across so many venues is scheduled to be done simultaneously. We took the free guided tour which I recommend as it provided an insight into the importance of the exhibits that could not be gleaned... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was quite surprised by the amount of exhibits and their quality. I went with my family and my 9 year old and 10 year old were captivated. The museum is relatively traditional in that there are not a vast number if buttons to click and interactive areas, however, there are a number of presentations at stations with earphones that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Somewhat boring but it is free! If you walk by it, go in and check it out for 15 minutes or so, but I wouldn't spend too much time in there unless you are very into the content.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

there is a little bit of a lot of things here. An amazing collection of jewelry especially the gold and silver

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The museum has a wide representation from India all the way to Greater china and everything in between. They also had very well maintained artifacts and relics. Definitely worth a visit if your a tourist or trying to reconnect with your heritage

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

They are renovating so there's some place that being closed down for it. And the access is a bit confusing because you have to walk around it to reach the front door. There's no entrance fee and there's Buddhist exhibition on the 2nd floor. They also have the heads that's being used by Jacky Chan in his movie the Chinese... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not worth ... i am form india so dint found things interesting:-2-3 hurs free currently-walakble form Raffles place MRT station Café 21 Living Room - Stages of Love by Atherios :- 21 Jul 2015Tue, 7.15pm & 8.15pm,30 min,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

An interesting cross-section of ancient Asian carvings, textiles,jewellery and weapons. I learnt a lot about the many civilisations of modern Malaysia and Indonesia especially. Amazing gold jewellery and headdreses. Also a great exhibition of ancient Sculptures from the indian Museum in Calcutta.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A great place to learn about the history and regional area. Plus the exhibitions are always worth seeing.

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