Asian Civilizations Museum

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Eric from Aiea on September 11, 2006

Looking for a great place to cool down and get out from under the hot sun? Well, that place may well be the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore down on the river front at Boat Quay. (

Housed in the beautifully restored Tao Nan school building on Armenian street and the showcased Empress Place Building, the museum first opened in 1997, showing mostly Chinese civilisation items. The displays now are the cultures that make up Singapore and include the Peranakan cultural collections, Malay, Islamic, Hindu, and even Taoist items in its 11 galleries. Visitors will find the flat screens at the exhibits to be something of a great help.

The collections include acquisitions and artifacts that were inherited from the historic Southeast Asian collection of the former Raffles Museum. The museum features changing exhibits throughout the year. Often the special features can be found on their website or in different Singapore online guides.

Asian Civilizations Museum

Singapore, Singapore
+65-6332 2982

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