We got complimentary admission to this museum with the S $60 ticket to Universal Studios due to a promotion being run by our credit card.
The first thing you come across upon entry is a life scale model of the bow of Admiral Zeng He's flagship. There you can sit on bean bags in a mini amphitheater and watch a short film about Admiral Zeng He and his naval expeditions. (The narration in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles sounds more convincing than the one in accented English). The moving carved lion's head with fiery red eyes and steam coming out of its nostrils was a visual treat and added greatly to the experience.
Other exhibits detailed the various ships in his armada, cultures of the various ports of call around old trade routes and the inevitable piracy that comes with maritime commerce.
We didn't bother with the Typhoon Theater (simulated storm at sea on a sailing ship) because of the additional S $ 6 admission required, as we presumed it would be similar to an attraction we experienced in Universal Studios nearby).
Of note is an exhibit on the "Jewel of Muscat", gifted by the Omani Government to Singapore. It seems very much similar to the "Sohar", a traditional Omani vessel sailed by Tim Severin on a National Geographic expedition to follow the voyage of Sindbad.
Unfortunately, some exhibits were still under construction when we visited.
Note: Viewed from the air (Singapore Cable Car) the museum either resembles the skeleton of a beached whale, or a upturned boat. The sight is better at night when the lights are on.