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“Learn about our Asian neighbours”

Asian Civilisations Museum
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Ranked #31 of 826 things to do in Singapore
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 5, 2014

This Museum, as with all of them in Singapore is outstanding. The way things are presented is innovative and beautiful as well as so educational. My only negative is that some of the information plates in displays are not brightly lit enough and this made reading difficult at times. It's a must see Museum in a singapore.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

My favorite in Singapore, it not crowded at all but still huge and interesting. You get a lot of awesome facts and see buddha statues and everything. Don't forget your camera and check the homepage for exhibitions and opening hours (on same days they have special prices during a specific time).

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Perfect central location right by the river. Large place and lots to see. Some really nice exhibitions and definitely worth of visit. And then little "warning". Outside of the museum hangs fake monks. We saw them several times and they're trying to get donations to their monastery etc. from tourists. Many locals said that they are fake and if there was a police near, they sure went fast hiding

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

A wealth of knowledge here about all of the cultures in Southeast Asia. Check out pictures, paintings, sculptures, and more.

Thank netia1128
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is always interesting to discover the old world. I wonder how much of the 21st century will be museum pieces in a thousand years time.

Thank susan g
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