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“Wonderfully set out, some real treasures”

Asian Civilisations Museum
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$477.11*
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Half-Day Private Group Singapore River Cruise
Ranked #33 of 805 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wonderfully set out, some real treasures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you want one culture stop to find out more about this part of the world, this is the place to visit. The exhibits are well set out, there are some objects here of incredible beauty. You learn a lot in a really enjoyable way. There are lifts/elevators to save your feet from stair climbs. Staff are friendly and helpful. Clean restrooms.

Visited June 2013
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Veal Sbov
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“The exhibits are splendid”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

The exhibits are splendid, and comprehensive in scope. There are many interactive displays, and at the time of my visit there were guides/volunteers at some sections.

Visited June 2013
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Singapore
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“Asian REVEALED”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a MUST for me!

Take the free guided tour, it put these treasures in a context and connection to the cultures that makes it a joyous experience. You feel that you are walking through cultures and histories and seeing the sophistication and beauty through their eyes. A MUST

Visited April 2013
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best museum in Singapore!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is the best museum in Singapore if you want to learn about the history of Singapore. Even if you only have 1h to spare, it is worth visiting the ACM.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We ran out of time but could have spent a lot more time here so much to see and a good learning afternoon

Visited May 2013
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