Asian Civilizations Museum – A Glimpse Of Historic Singapore

If you want to explore the true Asian hospitality and religious sites having decades of history behind them, then visit Singapore which is great place where you can find all the above options with a number of tourist attractions and entertainment options. Singapore is one stop’s place to experience several amazing things.

Visitors usually go to Little India to experience the culture and tradition of Indians. Visitors do enough shopping, enjoy playing at and, finally enjoy their dining at Ananda Bhavan restaurant. If you want to taste some other cuisines in Little India, then you should visit Café iguana. Here you will get a variety of Mexican dishes in a warm and inviting setting.

Operating under the National heritage Board, the Asian Civilizations Museum was built in 1997. This was built to improve the appreciation of Singapore rich cultural heritage by local and foreigners. The museum is a three-storey building which owns 11 galleries in total.

This is the only museum dedicated to Asian Civilization and you can see an extensive collection of relics from Southeast Asian, South Asian, Chinese, and West Asian cultures and most of which dated back to more than 5,000 years ago.

Some of the most popular galleries of the museum are Singapore River, Southeast Asia, China, South Asia and West Asia. The vast Southeast Asian collections are available over the 3 galleries, which are categorized into different themes such as pre-history, tribal history, vernacular Buddhism, the Malay world, and Javanese history. One can see the West Asian artefacts reflecting Islamic culture seen in galleries 5 and 5a.

One can enjoy the ancient Chinese civilization at gallery 6 with exciting displays such as Dragon Robe, imperial porcelains, white Dehua porcelains, and 7th-century Buddhist statues. When you see the galleries 7 and 8 of museum, there are many collections of South Asian objects that are collected from early civilizations, such as terracotta figurines, coins, wall-hanging panels, Indian bronzes, Buddhist stupas, and stone sculptures of Hindu gods.

All galleries are thoughtfully designed that will take you to the days of ancient Asian civilizations and you will get impressed for sure by the sculptures and statues showcased here. Asian Civilizations Museum is located on the northern shores of the Singapore River in the Civic District. Visitors can reach this place easily from City Hall MRT Station that forms part of the country’s North South Line and East West Line.


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Asian Civilizations Museum – A Glimpse Of Historic Singapore