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What Singapore Museums Have To Offer

  1. 1. What Singapore Museums Have To OfferNational Museum of SingaporePhoto by Terence Ong, CC Wikimedia.Singapore museums offer the best experience when one is visiting the Middle East. This isbecause they are plenty and offer different kinds of scenery. This place is filled with heritageand splendor. For the tourist, a trip full of adventure is aligned for you. Many of the museumshave both local and international tourists streaming in.These visits help one to know more about the culture of the native people. The guides are veryfriendly and will ensure that they give you the full facts about each and every piece. They areinteresting and captivating. One should always carry a camera along with them so that they cancapture the beauty of this place. It is important to find out if the places allow people in withoutasking for a fee or if they charge. You should also confirm the opening and closing hours.Singapore National MuseumsThe lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.Photo by chooyutshing, CC Flickr.The Asian Civilization Museum is one of the biggest museums in this area. It is alsospectacular. The collections are placed in two separate buildings. This allows you to have a fullview of everything. There are ten galleries filled with interactive zones and multimedia displays 1/4
  2. 2. that will capture your attention. There are more than 13.000 artifacts from different regions inAsia. The Singapore river interpretive gallery shows you a captivating history of the immigrantswho lived across the river.The images of National Museum of Singapore offer you an experience of a lifetime. It is a onestop place where you get to learn about the culture, history and attractions of this place. Theimages have been revamped to show the true beauty of this place. All legends are clearlydisplayed according to the different folk stories that have been told from generation togeneration. The stories have been cleverly interwoven in order to give you the best experience.There is a place that offers you the chance to savor the tasty cuisine. The culinary delights willleave you wanting more. It offers one of the best experiences.The Peranakan Museum is a museum in Singapore specialising in Peranakan culture. A sistermuseum to the Asian Civilizations Museum, it is the first of its kind in the world, that explorePeranakan cultures in Singapore and other former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang,and other Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. It is housed in the Old Tao Nan Schoolbuilding at Armenian Street, which served as an extended wing to the artefact collection ofAsian Civilisations Museum.The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) contains the national art collection of Singapore. It has acollection of 7,750 pieces of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art,and has an expanding collection of new Asian and international contemporary art. SAM’sgalleries feature paintings, sculptures, and installations from its permanent collection ofSingapore and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art as well as touring renownedshows like the Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum: Scientist, Inventor, Artist.Video: Presenting the National Museum of SingaporeOther Singapore Museums and Heritage InstitutionsThe Change Museum particularly honors fighters of the Second World War. The galleries showpictures of courageous people who fought with brevity and honor. It also features the civilianswho were incarcerated. You will be inspired by these stories of brevity, sacrifice and courage. 2/4
  3. 3. The entrance of Singapore Art MuseumPhoto by Jordiferrer, CC Wikimedia.The Chinatown Heritage Centre on the other hand, focuses on history and culture. It boosts of15 interesting exhibitions that show progress in the manner of living of the people dating backfrom the olden migration days to the current times.The Grassroots Center was set up to show the history of its staff and its leaders. One will betaken on a journey from the 60s since it was set up. It also shows how they have tried to bringabout social cohesion in the area and promote racial harmony. There is a very clear model ofthe first community center that was established in the 60s. Artifacts and historical accounts havebeen displayed in the best manner.The Buddhist museum is where the inner chambers offer peace and a beauty that isunexplainable. The architecture of the place is a sight of attraction in itself because of its prewardesign. You are able to sample Buddhist artifacts from all over Asia, from Tibet to Afghanistan.Artworks from artists from all over the country are displayed as well.Photo of the Asian Civilization Museum in SingaporePhoto by WolfgangSladkowski, CC Wikimedia.The Red Dot museum is one of the most interesting places to be. Judging from the name, it 3/4
  4. 4. consists of various designs that are filled with sophistication and beauty. They are of very high standard and are made by design and art experts. They get the most outstanding designs through an award scheme. They stand for excellence and it is a privilege to have your design featured. That said, anyone seeking for outstanding and excellent work should pay this place a visit. The Singapore City Gallery is one stop for anyone who is in the city. The bird view of the city center is simply priceless. With three stores, you will be taken on a journey from how the city began to how it became a metropolitan city. The multimedia programs present awaken your curiosity and stimulate your imagination. The Defense Heritage Gallery will show the proud history of this place. They show how the fire engines have evolved over the years. You will have fun using the customized interactive sessions that will let you experience real life firefighting action. Here is a complete list of all the other museums in Singapore: ArtScience Museum (Marina Bay Sands) Baba House (National University of Singapore) The Battle Box Fort Siloso (Sentosa) Fuk Tak Chi Museum The Republic of Singapore Navy Museum Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) Sports Museum The Intan Images of Singapore (Sentosa) Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (Sentosa) Mint Museum of Toys NUS Museum (National University of Singapore) Nei Xue Tang Museum Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (National University of Singapore) The Singapore museums offer a memorable experience. The people are welcoming. Any scholar who is interested in the history of Asia should make this a compulsory destination. Read original story here: What Singapore Museums Have To Offer 4/4Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)