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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #80 of 353 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited about a month ago, October 2014. The ambience of the museum is set from the moment you walk in with the oversized caricature of a man in his bathing suit and running shoes, alluding to a fun and bold display onwards, but frankly it was entertaining but not quriky or invigorating. Kids running around in an exhibition about the... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I enjoy looking at other people's artistic works because I don't have that kind of talent. So, you're not getting an "educated" review from me. However, I had a lot of fun with the interactive exhibits, and if you have children with you, I think they'll enjoy what this museum has to offer.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Other than the building which has a history and interest to it, the overall Art content was less than expected. One advantage was that on Friday evenings, the Art Museum is free - so take advantage of the price to see what you find in the Art, and admire the interesting building.

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Whistler, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The current exhibit (there isn't any permanent exhibit) features modern art using unusual media. Though there were a few pieces worth looking at, by and large I found the art self-conscious ("Look at me! See how creative I am!"). The texts (that are supposed to help you make sense of what you are looking at) are pretentious, just so many... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My first and, up till the recent visit, only time to this place way back in 2007 was not a memorable one as they were in between exhibitions, nothing much was on show, definitely not worth time or money spent. During my recent trip, however, I couldn't have been happier - almost every space was occupied and there was so... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A must place to visit for art lovers. Not as big as Louvre nor as spectacular of Academia, but this museum boasts some of the bests modern art collections! I've been visiting SG for many times now, and I cant believe I just went to this place now! It was worth it!

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Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

when i'm there.. back in june 2013. it was so quiet for an art gallery on sunday afternoon.. i guess maybe because there was no event on that day and few exhibition are on maintenance. only few people visited this museum n that situation makes me not really happy during my visit. (+) so many young talented artist put their... More

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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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