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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #57 of 314 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to many museums and galleries over the years large and small. Even helped designed a few. This is the first time I have been disappointed and left feeling ripped off despite the relatively small entrance fee. The works we saw were very poor and very few. Most student exhibitions I have seen were more interesting and better... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One thing I like most about Singapore is the easiness of travelling. MRT services can literally bring you to anywhere in Singapore. As for Museum, I would said that it is quite interesting although I am not a very artistic person. The admission is very reasonable with just 10 sgd. I saw a great deal of classical art collections in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Free for locals and PRs, but not worth the $10 for visitors and EP holders. Just wasted an hour of my life on this one. Maybe the xhibitions will improve, but dont bother at the moment.

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Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great selection of local artists with a wide range and mixture of art styles. Interesting perspective on the local art culture.

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Singapore Art Museum is easily recognised and easily accessible given it has an MRT stop darn near around the corner from it. It also is possible to get a ticket for it that also covers your entry to the National Museum and the Peranakan Museum so you can really push your money further by taking this option. The attraction itself... More

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manila
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

too bad when we arrived they were putting up installations and only one gallery was open. despite this, they let us in free of charge and the staff was accommodating and very helpful. inspite of that, we had a great time visiting the museum. you might want to check out Food For Thought. a restaurant beside the museum. they serve... More

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Berlin, Germany
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The exhibitions in the SAM were pretty good. And the place is huuuge. After we finished in the first building it continued in another building across the street. If you go there on a friday after 6pm it's free entry.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visited SAM during Singapore Biennale of the year. It's free admission on the last day. Great art pieces were displayed. Many of the art works are new, emotion touching and it's a great experience. It's not really a "Museum" displaying old well known expensive pieces. It's more like a great gallery, displaying carefully selected pieces which will touch the every... More

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Victoria
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I've always enjoyed this art museum but this visit was even better. It was the core of the Singapore Art Bienniale and it was full of wonderful installations and art work. I went on a great tour led by a delightful and informative volunteer. An afternoon well spent.

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I liked that the museum offered foreign student discounts on tickets. The Biennale tickets are good for a single entry at 3 different museums so I didn't feel rushed to visit 3 museums in a single day.

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