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Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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Celebrate the history of the world's largest continent at Asian Civilisations Museum. Housed in an old colonial building, the giant collection showcases the diversity of Asia, but also fosters a sense of shared identity. Don't miss a remarkable display of artifacts found in a shipwreck dating back to the 9th century. Appreciate the intricately decorated ceramics and golden wares that went down on the doomed trading ship. You can enhance your experience with a guided tour of the museum--check the website for tour times. Put Asian Civilisations Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Singapore itinerary builder.
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  • As for me the museum a little bit boring. It Consisted of statues and historical stuff from some Asian countries. The collection itself is not a lot, I think they should add more stuff to enhance the ...  more »
  • amazing walk through the history of singapore there at the museum as well as can see other interesting exhibits inside the museum.  more »
  • This museum is a calm space with beautifully designed displays. When we were there a highlight was a display of the ceramics redovered from a ship sunk centuries ago preserving hundreds of dishes, eno...  more »
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  • While the museum itself is small, and doable in 2-3 hours, it houses a wide variety of artifacts from around Asia. I went during the Josen (Korea) exhibition, and I loved the artifacts and information on display. I am particularly interested in extant garments, and there were a few original pieces to view. There were also a few replicas, which appeared to be well done. I definitely recommend checking this museum out if you have the opportunity.
  • Very interesting. A lot of beautifully intricately detailed artifacts. The Tang dynasty ship was interesting too.
  • Great collections of beautiful and historic artifacts. Not a huge collection, but a very good one. Well worth a visit.
  • Came there in a Korean exhibit, chance to explore the museum. Appreciated, not so big but nice to spend 2/3 hours inside learning something bout Asian cultures
  • interesting.. i'm not much of a museum goer but a friend convincwd me oattly because we are into kdramas and there was a joseon exhibition going on so we were having quite a nice time looking at the antiquities...