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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #84 of 337 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Much better than I expected. I even though why I didn't visit all these years. I joined museum tour (complimentary), it was helping me that much better understanding about the art pieces. Very close to Raffles/Conrad/Mandarin/Pan Pacific hotels. Entrance fee is $10 per person/Adult.

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Samut Prakan, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As yet another new place to see in my yearly return trip to Singapore, I decided on yet another museum, this time being the art museum (or SAM as they like to call it), and have to say it was a really cool place to visit! not by any means one of those boring places where you listen to a... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I haven't been back for a few years, the last time was when they were undergoing major renovations or something and admission was free. Then they had a new exhibit called Sensorium 360 which had just opened a few days ago. Paid the $10 (tourist rate, locals enter for free), and another $2 for storage locker for my luggage. They... More

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Bangalore
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to be in Singapore on a national holiday when many museums have free admission - even for the tourists. We were able to visit SAM for free and it was a nice visit. It was a good introduction to modern art for my son - he was able to see some very interesting pieces. I thought... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here. We spent about 2 hours on the current year long exhibition exploring modern art and how contemporary artists are reinventing medium and for. We were presented with some provocative pieces that made us stop and think more often than some recent exhibitions we've attended have. The interpretive signage was excellent. I liked the fact that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the best day out I've had my whole trip. If you're tired of shopping, the museum is only a few stops down from orchard & you can switch at many stations to get here. The price to get in is great - $10 for adults $5 for students w/ID. Really friendly staff that help you if you're lost.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I personally had high hopes for this gallery...but it was mainly modern art & not quite my taste, but hey...but please dont let me put you off! Art is to taste...the presentation is great in all formats...felt weird being in the hospital church, now used as a gallery....still giving you the sense that its always going to look like a... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very good collection ; regular event and exhibition ; promotion of Asian artists. You must visit it! The Singapore Art Museum presents contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. SAM has amassed one of the world's largest public collections of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love the old-vintage-building, the exterior and interior. but that's all. There were only view showroom open, with less collections. I don't feel this museum is fit with "art museum" since I feel it was less artsy. Then, I went to SAM and expect more modern art collection. But again, I dissapointed because all I found was photos collection. However,... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was OK, but not what I wanted to spend time on while in Singapore. Lots of contemporary art that you can find most anywhere. Fortunately, if you go on a Friday night, entrance is free after 6.

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