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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Asian Civilisations Museum

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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555 Singapore
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Explore Singapore on a 1-hour duck tour, known officially as DUCKtours®, which allows you to see city sights by both land and water. On ‘the duck,’ an amphibious military vehicle that was refurbished from World War II, you’ll drive around the city to check out attractions like the Fountain of Wealth and Singapore Flyer. Then hit the water to cruise past landmarks like the Merlion, Singapore’s famous statue that sits where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay. Audio commentary is included.
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Bear wrote a review Sep 2020
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions17 helpful votes
I visited the museum on a rainy Saturday. It was quiet and relaxing because of a few visitors. The staff was friendly, and the entrance fee was SGD 8. It is cheaper if you purchase TripAdvisor's ticket, but my payment could not go through TripAdvisor's app. There were paid lockers (two different sizes) for locking your things (25 and 50 cents). The collection from the wreck ship in the Tang dynasty is interesting. Some cute broken cups and containers. Most of the collection here is relatively "new" (recent 100 years) and reflects the lives of common people, instead of the fine arts of collections from palaces or royal families. The collection of S. Asian culture is interesting to me. I spent about 2.5 hours at the museum. It was a lovely rainy Saturday at the museum.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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GillyKiwi wrote a review Sep 2020
Singapore, Singapore150 contributions52 helpful votes
We've enjoyed many exhibitions at the ACM. Recommend checking online for details and any deals. Gorgeous building to enjoy too. Usually we eat at Prive cafe there as well. Then walk aloong the tiver outside.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Nigel G wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore, Singapore7,330 contributions650 helpful votes
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Visited the Asian Museum of Civilisation on the National Day as the museum was offering a free admission promotion. Interesting collection but not too many changes since my visit a few years ago. The jewellery and fabric sections were new to me, and the evolution of dress in mainland China to the Cultural Revolution period was very interesting, with many interesting displays culminating in the ‘Mao’ suit. The style of the Dowager Empress Cixi was discussed and her control over the Imperial dynasty. The Jewellery was amazing with a high propensity for gold and diamonds during its colonial period. The ethnic items were interesting and items associated with ancestral worship fascinating. The shipwreck collection always fascinates me. Lots of interesting artefacts from the deep. In the adjacent room there are some paintings of 19th century China. A nice museum. I enjoyed my visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ScottinSingapore wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom196 contributions148 helpful votes
This museum is a wonderful place to lose half a day easily and I did! Great, well run museum with excellent staff. The whole experience was educational, informative and fascinating. Loved it and will return one day.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jeffry b wrote a review Jun 2020
Essendon, Australia6,486 contributions1,823 helpful votes
The name Singapore derives from Singa Pura or "Lion City". Singapore has flourished because it has always been open to the world. This is one of the best museums I have seen in Asia, and I have seen many. The museum buidling was formerly the offfices of the British colonial administration. The building has been wonderfully restored, housing a fine collection of exhibits from all over Asia. If you are staying in Singapore, this is a "must see." By the way, it is doubtful if there were any lions in Singapore, but there were many tigers in the early days.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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