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Asian Civilisations Museum
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Ranked #31 of 826 things to do in Singapore
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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, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Interesting exhibits, beautifully presented. Really convenient opening hours. Quiet and peaceful. Loved the Buddha images and Hindu statuary.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We'd heard it was good, but hadn't expected it to be so detailed and informative. This is a must-see for anyone wanting to gain an overview of Asian cultures. The layout is a bit confusing and you can become overwhelmed by the amount of information, but stick with it.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great museum, located close the the marina Bay. The museum shows the history of Singapore and also good collections of key civilizations in Asia. Definitely is a must if you are into museums and history, especially for a western. Very recommended to spend about 3 hours for a good experience.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

What an amazing place! Spent four hours just wandering around and admiring the most amazing pieces of work. Also took part in a one hour free quided session. Of course you can't learn much in one hour but enough to be able to pick out the statues of budda's - not as easy as you might think. It was also incredibly cool in the museum making it easy to wander around and enjoy.

Thank Maffradasher
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The quality of the exhibit of this museum was fabulous. The lighting in the museum was a hindrance to trying to see the exhibits but what we were seeing was very interesting
The location of the museum by the river added to its appeal for the views this presented. However, do not go to the "restaurant ". We wanted to sit and have a cold drink after seeing the museum and wandered into the attached restaurant. Indochine is a picturesque overpriced restaurant and seems to be attached to the museum. Walk somewhere else for a drink or expect to be really overcharged Fourteen dollars is too much to pay for sparkling water

Thank alice b
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