Exploring Asia @ Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

Asian Civilisations Museum @ Raffles Place

Have you been wanting to tour around and explore Asia but just couldn’t find the time to take leave from work to travel? Little do I know that I can actually find out everything about the rich history and fascinating cultures of Asia right in this huge museum.

Business central district Singapore

The Asian Civilisations Museum is located right at the heart of Singapore‘s busiest commercial district. It is just a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station.

Inside Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

Last week, we went to SAM. This week, we are at ACM! Singaporeans do love abbreviations, don’t you think so?

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

This is the flight of stairs that will take you to the other realm – exploring exotic Asia.

Gallery 1 : Singapore River

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore Gallery 1 Singapore River

The story of Asia starts from Singapore, one of the busiest ports in Asia.

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore artefacts

Artefacts, artefacts, artefacts. A fragment of the past.

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore artefacts

What a traditional-looking and vintage biscuit tin from England! There are several British influences found in our lion city.

Raffles Place Singapore

A few decades ago, this was how Raffles Place looks like. How strange! Because I seem to like the “old Raffles Place” as compared to the modern Raffles Place of today.

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

Saw those horse carriages and vintage cars? So English! I wonder how Singapore would be like if we are still under the British Colonisation.

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore  Robinson Road

Can’t help but to notice how much our country has developed, flourish and prosper over the years after looking back at those black-and-white photos of the past! Would I be happier living in the past than today? As young generations of modern Singapore, we ought not to take things for granted but instead, we should learn about our roots and history to understand and make sense of the present and dream about our future.

That was a real street signage which was all rusty and old!

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

Photo gallery : Old Supreme Court

The Tang Shipwreck: Gold and Ceramics from 9th-century China

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore The Tang Shipwreck

This is one of the featured exhibitions at Asian Civilisations Museum.

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore  The Tang Shipwreck

Look! There are even hardened corals attached to the ceramic vase. This is really fascinating! These treasures from the Tang Shipwrecks was dug from a thousand feet below sea level, found embedded right under the seabed!

Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export 1400 – 1900

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore  Pattern of trade Indian Textiles for Export

The ‘Patterns of trade’ exhibition is one of the latest exhibitions which showcase Indian textiles and fabrics that were traded between India and Europe.

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

Here’s an interactive station where you could design your own fabric using woodblocks to print patterns on paperwork!

Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore

Getting tired after walking and standing for hours in the museum? Take a breather by taking a break at these interactive stations. Got inspired after viewing all the different fabrics in the gallery? Get hold of a paper and some colour pencils to design your very own fabric! This activity also helps to refresh your mind before you move on to the next gallery!

Patterns of Trade exhibition

Get lost in this spiral of patterns! If you’re an art student, you might want to check out this exhibition.

Power Patterns a travel booklet education

Great for school tours or kids to explore the exhibitions on their two little feet.

Asian Civilisations Museum 

1 Empress Place

Singapore 179555  

T: +65 6332 2982, +65 6332 7798

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