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Singapore Art Museum

Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 3222
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Ranked #67 of 323 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Outside of experiencing the intricate kinetic biomorphic sculpture called Custos Cavum (by Choe U-Ram), made out of metal, motors and machinery, there is not much else worth seeing here. If you only have a short trip to Singapore, you'll get much more out of the Art & Science Museum (which is art in itself) and especially, the Asian Civilizations Museum,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

While staying in a new city I'm trying to see the modern art exibits or musuem . So I did in Singapore . If you have nothing better to do , if it is raining , your flight was cancelled , etc go there , otherwise it is waste of time . Very few interesting things in big buldings in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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133 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Admission fee was SGD10 and it was really worth it. Extensive collection of arts. It was under renovation at our time of visit, but it didn't mar our visit. We were lucky as at the time we were there, the guided tour had just started and we joined in. It was very informative, the guide was very good, a lot... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Located in a modern low rise building. The museum had some visually intriguing displays such as the video projection on wood cut-outs of individuals eating or walking giving an illusion of real persons on the move. An interesting lenticular print of Story of a City. The most fascinating peace on display as a part of 'Signature Art Prize 2014' display... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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

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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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 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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