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“An educational treasure”

Asian Civilisations Museum
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Ranked #33 of 847 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: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I popped in during one of those sudden heavy showers that you get in Singapore and ended up spending a couple of hours there. The displays are great, with interact ion interesting and fun. It is amazing to see what Singapore was and realise how much the Singaporeans have done. If you are in Singapore this is a good place to spend an hour two between shopping and eating.

Thank UKtravelpen
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The permanent collection is housed in an atmospherically dim, intensely evocative setting with some interactive panels and vivid tableaus of artefacts placed in sympathetic, realistic and artistic arrangements. Hosts interesting roving exhibits from time to time. And the low entry price makes the Museum a cool, beautiful respite on hot days in the city/ colonial district.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Loved this museum, well worth the visit. We walked here after the Buddha Tooth relic Temple. A good idea to combine both in a day.
Lots of info about singapore's history.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

this is the one place to visit for those that want to discover about South East Asia culture, customs and civilisation. Awesome exhibitions and many colourful events all year around

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Locals will be delighted to visit this place, 3 levels of exhibitions at this 4 level building.
Admission is free for locals, S$10 for others (see the official website for details).
Basement houses auditorium and discovery room. No exhibits here, strictly for functions use only.
First level is the main lobby, the museum entrance, the cashier, South Asia Galleries 7 & 8.
South Asia Galleries to explore religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, arts and fashions and science.
2nd level is the Singapore River Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Southeast Asia Gallery 3, Southeast Asia Gallery 4, Islamic Gallery 5, China & Hong Kong Gallery 6, Special Exhibitions Gallery.
3rd level is the Southeast Asia Gallery 4a, and Gallery 5a.
Singapore River Gallery traces history and evolution of the river.
Southeast Asia Galleries explore 2500 years of Southeast Asia.
Islamic Galleries to see world of Islam, see the art of calligraphy, Qur'an and science.
China gallery to see role of emperor, Chinese traditions, values and religions.
There is a special exhibition of "Devotion and Desire" - from 30 May to 8 December 2013.
Photography is allowed, but flash photography and/or use of tripods are not allowed.
Covers majority of religions and cultures, tribes in Asia.

Thank karhonleong
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