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Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore (Downtown Core)
65 6332 2982
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Ranked #10 of 314 attractions in Singapore
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The museum is not big but rather rich with exhibits. It is located close to Furleton hotel & to find it was not so easy as it was construction protective items all over. Follow the signs with arrows or ask people. This museum is for those who is really keen on old & some historical items showing the asian craft.

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was a quick museum to visit whilst in Singapore, it is a fairly large expansive collection, the arrangment of the building itself was pretty complicated to understand. Whilst there were many beautiful artefacts and some great large displays, the text captions were not very informative, there was also very few interactives and relied mainly on artefacts to tell the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Outstanding museum to rival any others in its class world wide. That said it is too much to take in on one go. Best just check out a few things for an hour or two then come back another day if you still have the desire to see more.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Allow at least two or three hours to learn about the history of south east Asia, its culture, languages and politics

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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not a crowded place and most importantly - Free for Singapore Citizens and PR. Great place to bring the Kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great collection of artifacts from my different eras and cultures. Dark inside so hard to get no flash pictures

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great exhibits, laid out so not overwhelming. Can do in about 2 to 3 hours. We'll worth it. Over 60 half price

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a fairly small museum, though its collections are well-organized and decently labeled. It has a variety of artifacts from China and SE Asia, but Japan and Korea are not represnted at all. The traffic design is poor, requiring you to retrace your steps through what you've already seen in order to exit. The brochure was a photocopied page.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is an excellent museum, with so many well constructed exhibits. If you like museums, you need to allow plenty of time to spend at this one, as there are so many parts to their exhibits, with incredible detail to all of the items. We went through all of the exhibits open at the time, and there was just so... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A very well maintained museum with many interesting exhibits displayed and with informative writeups; many multimedia kiosks for one to view the videos and listen to the recordings and a few experiential corners too. Galleries have well defined themes and spaces are well planned to create good synergy with the exhibits. I don't usually visit museums but I find this... More

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