NileGuide Expert Says:
An impressive collection of artefacts in a modern and interactive exhibition.
1 Empress Place
179555 Singapore, Singapore
tel: +65 6332 7798
fax: +65 6883 0732
Mon 1-7pm; Tues-Sun 9am-7pm (extended hours Fri 9am-9pm). Free guided tours in English Mon 2pm, Tues-Fri 11am and 2pm, with an extra tour on weekends at 3:30pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Entrance to the museum is half price on Friday evening 7pm-9pm
The excellent Asian Civilisations Museum is housed in the Empress Building, a beautiful colonial building that presides over the Singapore River. The museum was set up to promote a better understanding of the rich cultures that make up Singapore's multi-ethnic society, so the eleven themed galleries explore Singapore's different ancestral groups, originating from China, South East Asia, South Asia and West Asia. The exhibition occupies over 14,000 square feet and safeguards over 13,000 artefacts.
A series of multimedia and interactive elements, including virtual hosts, add interest and fun to the experience, while interactive ExplorAsian zones help bring the galleries to life for children.