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“You shouldn't miss this attraction” 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 #14 of 342 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Singapore, Singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“You shouldn't miss this attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

A great deal of cultural and historical information and facts from most of South East Asia, China and India. Impressive collection of buddhism sculptures and the one that really got to my attention is stories about the various Indian deities. Definitely a must visit place for cultural and historical fanatics!

Visited October 2012
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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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