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“Singapore’s best”

Asian Civilisations Museum
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$137.50*
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Private Full Day Singapore Highlights Tour with...
Ranked #42 of 870 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Asian Civilisations Museum is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Founded in 1993 and in its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the middle of the 19th century. ACM focuses on the many historical connections between the cultures of Asia, and between Asia and the world. Singapore’s history as a port city that brought people together from all over the world is used as a means of examining the history of Asia. Special exhibitions bring magnificent objects from around the world to our Singapore audience. Programmes like the annual River Nights encourage visitors to connect more closely with culture and the arts.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 24, 2013

For my money, this is Singapore’s finest Museum, though the National Museum gives it a run for its money. It is what it says: a museum showcasing, through regularly changing exhibitions, the rich cultures of Asia that make up today’s Singapore. Set in a magnificent old Colonial Government Building, it sets out to be the best museum in Asia and to my mind it achieves this.
The constantly changing exhibitions mean that you can visit every couple of months and still learn something. Rather than take you through a chronological history, it focuses on themes. Interactive you want? It is here. Touch and feel? It is here. Information, guides and explanations? Here in abundance.
What a wonderful place.

Thank Borisbear
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The collections itself made me awe-struck.
Be sure to press on the right buttons nearby special displays. ><
You'll see the items in a different light

Thank Khading
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

A fantastic collection of artifacts dating back from the 11th and 12th centuries. there was a special exhibit of buddhist art in Thailand, which was also excellent.

Thank MichaelOttawa_Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The organisation and electronic tablet is excellent for taking you through the various areas of the museum. I like the way the museum flowed from start to finish giving an indication in chronological order. If you are interested in differing cultures please go and learn the history and culture of Singapore

Thank Resovoir
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

You should catch the guided tour to benfit from the museum. You will learn many things about people habits, religions, culture and customs.
The best part for us was the Islamic culture, so simple, peaceful and great and rich in culture.
Others cultures are good to know but alot of horror stories contain!!

Thank Ourdream2
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