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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #77 of 338 Attractions in Singapore
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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Marikina, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I always enjoy visiting museums when I travel. SAM had interactive exhibits and was definitely an interesting visit.

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

The Singapore Art Museum is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and it has a great collection of contemporary and traditional art. The cafe is grand and stylish and the food on offer is delicious.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

SAM is a must for those who visit Singapore. Interactive exhibitions on three levels help to experience the art more profound. Located just near metro station, with Italian restaurant just nearby. And stickers: ART - NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED to be placed on the glass are with me every time I drive.

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It helps that entrance is free for a local like me but I have been frequenting this place for the past 10 years or so. Entrance is free for all on Friday evenings till its closing at 9pm. There are several changes of exhibits a year and though I find some of the modern installation art too abstract/contrived, there is... More

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singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

personally i like SAM more than the Grand Old Dame which is the National Musuem of Singapore. Night Festival elevated SAM once again to the spot light but the best time as always is visiting it on a normal weekday. I like the architecture and its well curated portfolio of contemporary art with emphasis on South East Asia. Stay real,... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

For you that read this soon do not miss the light exhibit this weekend and the harp playing gentleman. Go on their website and check it out. It was amazing!!! Free and awesome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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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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