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“Take a free guided tour with your visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore (Downtown Core)
65 6332 2982
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Ranked #23 of 564 things to do in Singapore
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through the museum’s interactive displays. Virtual hosts greet you at each of the themed exhibits, which focus on the peoples of Southeast Asia, West Asia, South Asia and China. There is a steady rotation of special exhibitions and a fantastic museum shop. Exhibit highlights of this diverse cultural museum include a ninth-century Buddha and a Chinese snuff box.
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San Francisco, California
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“Take a free guided tour with your visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

But be prepared to be on your feet for approx. 1.5 hours. At the beginning of our tour, we had to quickly follow the guide up a flight of stairs to the 2nd floor. There wasn't any place to rest as she moved quickly from one exhibit to another. However, she provided us with a wealth of information about the different religions in the Asian regions. We would not have learned as much if we were on our own reading the exhibit descriptions. We went back to some of the exhibits that we missed after our tour.

Tips: get a 50 percent discount if you show a current Singapore Airlines boarding pass; pay 50 cents to rent a locker for your bags so you don't have to lug them around the museum.

Visited October 2012
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“A truly educational experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Well displayed, unhurried, not crowded (on the day we went, a Sunday). I'll be back again when I have more time.

Visited October 2012
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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“Asian History at Glance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Best place to have a quick glance on Asian Civilisation, History and Culture. It took about 3 hours to cover all the halls but worth the time spent. Nice clean place.

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“Aga Khan exhibit - good but relatively small scale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The museum is behind fullerton hotel (the museum building used to be the immigration department when I was very young) - and next to the Victoria Theatre where there is a Sir Stamford Raffles statue in front of it (all taxi drivers should know the area else they should not be on the road) Across the river, it is central business area where skyscrapers are all over.

I was there for - Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts
It was a pretty good exhibit though smaller than I had imagined.

In general it is a nice museum and for the size of the country - it is very well setup and run.
I had never tried to cover the whole place in one day and pick your interests and should be worth a visit if you enjoy museum.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“cheap and nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Low price ! Lots of things to see, clothes, items they use to eat. Clothes they wear for festival, colour shoes, !

Visited August 2012
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