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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #62 of 278 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Formerly the St Joseph’s Institution, a premier boys’ school, and open since 1996, this...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Formerly the St Joseph’s Institution, a premier boys’ school, and open since 1996, this state-of-the-art museum has amassed the largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks in the world, with a growing component in international contemporary art.
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The Singapore Art Museum has a collection of art from the Asian region. They are interesting and pretty and you could spend 2-3 hours pleasantly entertained. In addition, since it's a refurbished colonial building you get to see what the inside is like. I liked quite a few of the exhibits - there was a giant sculpture made of real... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent about 3 hours here looking at all the exhibitions. There were many films and photographs displayed. I expected more sculptures than was there. Overall it's good.

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

"what makes art, art?", to find the answer, you should come to this interesting museum. For me, SAM so much better than National Museum. There's always exhibition in SAM, that's why i fall in love with this place. If you go to SAM, bring your best camera, turn off your mobile phones, and enjoy the art.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Walking in to the Art Museum was a very fortunate things I got to do in Singapore. It seems like a place that lot of things with various interests happens. I liked their exhibitions and enjoyed thoroughly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the SAM. It's an unusual collection of art that provokes you to question "what art is" and how you can use art to represent a society and moments is time. I surprisingly found that a couple of hours went quickly and enjoyed the concept in a couple of the exhibitions that you actually participate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This "art" museum had of coarse lots of art stuff inside it, but it also has lots of things (to my thinking), have nothing to do with art. And many of the scenes inside of the museum (especially in the deeper areas) are quite dark. Out of the big number of staff that were there, only 4 decided to explain... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Haven't been here for a long time so decided to pay another visit on a rainy Saturday. Free entrance for Singaporeans and PRs. Displays are quite unusual and a few in the special exhibition section weren't quite to our daughter's liking. Worth a visit for something out of the ordinary. Very close to Bras Basah MRT station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

The SAM has an interesting mix of mostly Asian contemporary art in a beautiful heritage building. The kinetic sculpture by Choe U-Ram was worth the entry fee on its own but I was disappointed that the brilliant chapel installation and the beautiful Wu Guanzhong gallery were not open this time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A nice alternative to the ubiquitous consumerism. A very interesting mix of art on display. We were quite surprised when we found this gem.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you love art and design, you must see this museum. There were some incredible exhibitions. I wish I had more than 2 hours to spend time there. Entry is $10 for adults.

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