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“Back to the History”

Images of Singapore LIVE
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Sentosa Island Tour with Singapore Cable Car and Optional S.E.A Aquarium
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Owner description: Fun, interactive and theatrical, the all new Images of Singapore LIVE takes you on a journey to uncover the nation's extraordinary story! Through a unique mix of live actors and special effects, get ready to step back in time to Singapore's past from humble Malay fishing village to 21st century powerhouse. Experience the sights, smell and sounds of yesteryear before you embark on the final part of your journey with a voyage aboard The Spirit of Singapore - an all new boat ride that celebrates everything unique about Singapore.
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Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Back to the History”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The way its been displayed is very nice.You get to know everything about Singapore through the images and the drawings,but be ready to walk a lot..U vant exit till ur complete with the whole thing..Strange...

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Jags31
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East Ryde
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“Images of Singapore Museum”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We came across the Images of Singapore Museum while visiting Sentosa Island in Singapore. What a great museum. At a cost of $5.00 this museum is definately value for money for all the family and a must see attraction on the island.

Visited July 2013
Thank Jennifer C
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Bengaluru, India
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“Very good feel.... Nice short timepass”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Images of Singapore was a very good experience in Sentosa......A nice intro into Singapore's history and culture..... they have constructed the place really well...........

Visited September 2013
Thank skoomaan s
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“Was this supposed to be a joke?”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

First we were ushered into a small room with some nice curios and maps. A digital sign above some doors counted down to a show. When it reached zero...it went back to 7 minutes and started counting down again. Eventually someone appeared and told us there was a special screening and if we didn't want to wait, we could go out the unmarked side door to the rest of the exhibit. Fair enough, if the show was anything like other Singaporean museum films, it would be bloody awful.

So I went to the rest of the exhibits, which were a huge number of embarassingly bad statue/diorama scenes, with terrible multimedia, like shrieking Chinese women, and terrible interactive bits (the sign told me to pull the monkey's tail, BUT WHERE WAS THE MONKEY'S TAIL? Now I'll never know what happens when you pull the monkey's tail). Possibly the stupidest attraction on Sentosa, and that's saying something.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank mrdom
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Singapore, Singapore
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“There's an interesting and well-thought through part sandwiched by tacky and / or propaganda-ish parts”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is worth a visit if you have some time to kill, there's a short cinema-show at the start that's just cringe-worthy, Singapore is the best place in the world, everyone lives in harmony / peach type thing, then there is an interesting section with waxwork figures that tells the story of the different ethnicities that make up the state's population today - Only things we didn't like with this is that there is too much noise being blared out by some of the displays which makes it distracting if you're looking at something else nearby, plus there was genuine footage of the Japanese invasion of Manchuria (what does this have to do with Singapore anyway?) playing that included people being buried alive!!! In a family-orientated museum this is totally inappropriate!

The timeline of history stops at the end of the war, which is a shame as the full story of Singapore's Malaysian independence and subsequent economic miracle is almost totally omitted! Instead there are some interesting displays on Chinese and Indian wedding and child-related customs and rituals, plus a confusing display of photographs of various families - it's not clear why they are there.

Overall, the museum is interesting in parts but could be so much better.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank DFK80
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