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“Great aquarium and maritime trade museum at Sentosa” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Maritime Experiential Museum

The Maritime Experiential Museum
8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island | Resorts World at Sentosa, Sentosa Island 098269, Singapore
+65 6577 8899
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Owner description: Embark on an exciting journey to discover Southeast Asia's maritime trade history during 9th to 19th century. Featuring more than 400 rare objects, the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium is the first and only museum to showcase the history of ancient maritime trade. Marvel at Admiral Zheng He's massive Treasure Ship (Bao Chuan) and learn about his epic voyages from China to the 'Western Ocean'. Check out the ports of call, the exotic bazaars (Souks) and cultural emporium which Admiral Zheng He and other Asian explorers visited along the Maritime Silk Route. Be awed and fascinated by the Jewel of Muscat, a reconstruction of a 9th-century dhow - a gift from the Omani government to the people of Singapore. Find out more about maritime archaeology and conservation, shipwrecks and sunken cargoes and early Singapore's role as an important entrepot in the 14th century.. Sail your own ship, barter trade, read positions with ancient navigation tools and play many other games at the interactive kiosks. More adventures await you - historic ships, typhoons, shipwrecks and exciting tales of explorers and traders.
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“Great aquarium and maritime trade museum at Sentosa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spent today 3 pleasant hours at this new attraction on Sentosa. It is very close to the entrance to Sentosa and Universal Studios. It has nice and didactic explanations about pirates and maritime trade in the history and a huge and beautiful aquarium. The huge manta-rays were amazing - we could watch them for hours. Many interesting fish and other sea cretures. Good explanations about whatever you see.

Visited September 2013
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“The walkway to the marine life park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is full of history and information, although it is just a brief hallway before you get into the aquarium.

Visited September 2013
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“Just a passway to S.E.A aquarium”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Not that attractive. By the way let's try walking through and let it be the prelude before enter the aquarium.

Small place but ok for historical and cultural knowledge.

Visited May 2013
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“Just see it as a small theme park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The museum is using the real-life approach to show the story of maritime history of Singapore, it's neighbour countries and its trade route. The Typhoon Theatre is the most exciting exhibition in the museum. Now you need to buy the full ticket to SEA Aquarium in order to visit the museum. So go only if you are a fan of ocean nature.

Visited August 2013
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“Think as a free compliment when you're visiting the S.E.A aquarium :-)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

In the RWS area , before we went to the SEA aquarium we found that there's an additional venue, the Experimental Maritime Museum.We didnt expect this ( we bought the SEA ticket from a local tour operator here), we consider it as a pleasant surprise.The museum has 2 storeys and the SEA aquarium was located below ,accessible by an elevator.Plenty to see and experience about Singapore Maritine and Chinese trade history , complete with photos , ancient artifacts from sunken ships ,display material ,and even some interactive LCD touch screen display, of pottery etc, life sized human diorama and a man hanged on the roof of a display hut.Like it or not you must visit this museum because its located before the enterance of the SEA aquarium.

Visited August 2013
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