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“Worth for a short visit.”

The Maritime Experiential Museum
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Owner description: An innovative, interactive and multi-sensorial museum, The Maritime Experiential Museum is the only museum in Singapore where visitors can experience Asia’s rich maritime history and discover Singapore’s past as a trading port. This trip back in time begins along the ancient Maritime Silk Route, which recreates the sights, sounds and scents of the bustling bazaars and where you can interact with the exhibits. See a fascinating trove of precious artefacts from the Bakau shipwreck and Temasek archaeological site that can be found at the Maritime Archaeology Gallery. View life-sized ship replicas of Asian sailing vessels from the docks at the Historic Ship Harbour, and learn more about Asia’s maritime and cultural heritage through the museum’s education programmes. This unforgettable visit ends on a nail-biting note in the 360º multimedia Typhoon Theatre where visitors ‘board’ a sailing ship and encounter a perilous storm. The most amazing voyage of discovery awaits at The Maritime Experiential Museum.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Worth for a short visit.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and i visited the museum to fill up time during a heavy rainy day. The museum is small but has several interactive displays and screens. Overall, if you are a maritime history lover, you might enjoy this place. Several other activities such as stamping and virtual games were interesting as time fillers. The Zheng He storm experience was short and lacking in visual and 3d impact.There was a cafe on site but we did not eat there due to the steep price.

Overall, there are still room for improvements.

Visited February 2012
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Melaka, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pretty good but not good enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

It's educational and can provide children or adults with more in-depth history knowledge. However, there seems to be lack of interaction and feel of the environment.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Room for improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We went together with the package on the opening of the oceanarium. Think the display is quite limited though are interesting with the 'stamp chop' booklet provided. Could be much better with more themes like shipwrecks display etc.

Thank tutu1105
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good if you want to know about Singapore's maritime history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

If you want thrills, excitement, don't come here. This is a museum and you need to take time to read EVERYTHING. In doing so, you'd come to appreciate the rich maritime history of Singapore. There are quite a few interactive exhibits for people and kids. The 4D theatre experience was quite nifty, it might not blow you away, but it was still interesting. Well worth the money I say.

Visited December 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Showcase of ZhengHe's exploration”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

This museum gives a full-blown detailed journey that Admiral ZhengHe from Chinese' Tang Dynasty. The depiction of marine silk-road and journey as far as Africa in large fleet is amazing. The kids are having fun collecting the stamps in each county visited by ZhengHe ... They have a free Bao Chuan theatre at the entrance of the museum before embarking to the limited area of Maritime Experiential Museum.

The Typhoon Theatre, however, is a fun large screen, computer simulated thunderstorm with sinking ship effect and water sprays.

Overall, the museum was okay, although ZhengHe never got to Singapore at all, and the whole museum is completely irrelevant to the history of Singapore :P

3 Thank Sienny595
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