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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.
The Asian Civilisations
Inside Asian Civilisations Museum
Last week, we went to SAM. This week, we are at ACM! Singaporeans do love abbreviations, don’t you think so?
This is the flight of stairs that will take you to the other realm – exploring exotic Asia.
Gallery 1 : Singapore River
The story of Asia starts from Singapore, one of the busiest ports in Asia.
Artefacts, artefacts, artefacts. A fragment of the past.
What a traditional-looking and vintage biscuit tin from England! There are several British influences found in our lion city.
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.
Saw those horse carriages and vintage cars? So English! I wonder how Singapore would be like if we are still under the British Colonisation.
Can’t help but to notice how much our country has
That was a real street signage which was all rusty and old!
Photo gallery : Old Supreme Court
The Tang Shipwreck: Gold and Ceramics from 9th-century China
This is one of the featured exhibitions at Asian Civilisations Museum.
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
The ‘Patterns of trade’ exhibition is one of the latest exhibitions which showcase Indian textiles and fabrics that were traded between India and Europe.
Here’s an interactive station where you could design your own fabric using woodblocks to print patterns on paperwork!
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!
Get lost in this spiral of patterns! If you’re an art student, you might want to check out this exhibition.
Great for school tours or kids to explore the exhibitions on their two little feet.
Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place
T: +65 6332 2982, +65 6332 7798