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What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

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What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

We plan on going to the ArtScience museum to visit the harry potter exhibition and Andy Warhol exhibition. What other good museums would you guys recommend? =)

Singapore
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1. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

Check out Singapore tourism official website for your reference. There are not many museums in Singapore anyway.

Singapore, Singapore
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2. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

There is generally a small number of museums and heritage institutions in Singapore so they each specialise in a particular region or history. Visit their websites for more information, but in a nutshell:

National Museum of Singapore: If you like history and to learn the general history of Singapore from pre-colonial, colonial, war, independence, and post-independence times.

Asian Civilisations Museum: Wide ranging content on Asian civilisations, divided into regions.

Peranakan Museum: As it is, Peranakan culture and history.

Singapore Art Museum and SAM@8Q: Local and regional art exhibitions.

They are conveniently located near each other in the Civic District in Singapore.

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4. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

LOL!! There are more museums in Singapore than people think.....Just a few years ago, there were more than 50 museums. There are private museums, those run by NHB, etc... (some aren't as nice or as big or grand, but they are still museums)

My votes go to :

1) Peranakan Museum

2) Asian Civilisations Museum

3)The Intan (private Museum - they won the Best Overall Experience for the Roundtable Award last year)

I went for the free exhibition of In the mood for Cheongsam at the National Museum. I liked it. You don't state when you'll be in Singapore, but that's on till 27 June...

Good luck. :-)

Luzon, Philippines
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5. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

I would say that the National Museum is a must to know more about what is Singapore several decades ago.

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Images of Singapore museum at Sentosa is my favourite... it's interactive and good for fun photo's... and takes you through a step by step tour of Singapore history..

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If you are into History you may add Chinatown Heritage Centre for the history of the chinese community in Singapore. Unfortunately the Malay Heritage Centre for the history of the malay community is temporary closed.

The Changi Museum is a place of remembrance for POW during WWII. The Battle Box at Fort Canning Park is a underground complex to relive the fall of Singapore in WWII.

Edited: 4:49 pm, June 26, 2012
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8. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

Not a museum, but the URA gallery and its model are great. And its free too!

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9. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

If you like contemporary art, check out the Singapore Art Museum. Nice building and I enjoyed some of the art exhibits.

Also, if you flew Singapore Airlines, make sure you take your boarding pass with you as the museum will give you an admission discount. This is true for other museums as well.

Edited: 7:27 am, July 07, 2012
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10. Re: What good museums are there to visit in Singapore?

Also, as long as you are at the Art and Science Museum, take a stroll through the Louis Vuitton store...they have some interesting exhibited items on display.