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“Culture Hit” 5 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 #11 of 334 attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
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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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Sydney, Australia
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“Culture Hit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Fantastic and beautiful exhibits, highlighting the different cultures that make Singapore so diverse. Great place to head on a rainy day. Check the times for the free tours, the guides are informative and you'll learn some interesting new facts.

Visited April 2012
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“A must go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Underrated place... The peranakan Display is amazing and well presented. Singapore should have more places like this !

Visited August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Culture without colonialism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Singapore is so international that you could almost forget it's in Asia. This museum is an elegant attempt to present Singapore as something more than a bustling conglomeration of foreign interests and commerce. There are some fine examples of classical Chinese art displayed in a serene (fashionably dark) modern setting. The range of artefacts from other Asian countries is very good. It's a small, but impressively sophisticated museum.

Visited May 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Fascinating!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Really lovely museum with great stories about the early migrants to Singapore. A real history lesson and definitely would recommend it.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Impressed with the extensive exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

I was there recently for the Islamic Arts from SEA exhibitions and was really impressed with the collections. There were also other exhibits on other religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism on display. And I was delighted to see the other south east Asian collections too. For a small admission fee, this is a real treat worth every cent of it.

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