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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #75 of 346 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love everything about the current exhibition taking place at SAM. The sensorium and medium at large exhibitions are fantastic. Lots of interactions with your five senses and so much fun. Staff at SAM are friendly and would take their time to explain each and every installations. Definitely worth going if you are in Singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of the many things at which SG excels.... museums! I occasionally drop in with friends and their kids to "do the art thing". I have to admit that I am pretty traditional and unimaginative: I tend to like pictures (1) the subject of which I recognise; (2) that "look pretty"! This gallery features contemporary art (and installations) ..... Love... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Touring Singapore is extremely easy not just because it's just the size of a city in most major countries but also because of its public transportation, it's extremely efficient, comfortable and affordable. But at the same time it can be quite daunting in site seeing in this tropical island because he weather is hot and humid. So the best way... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I saw a wonderful photography display by Annie Leibovitz and was able to purchase one of her beautiful photography books. Their staff were very nice and Andy even suggested a restaurant that I might like, he also makes wonderful coffee.

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Marikina, Philippines
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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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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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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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