The Asian Civilisations Museum
An exploration of Asian culture
Word to the wise: Museum-hoppers would be wise to opt for the reduced-rate joint ticket for the Asian Civilisations Museum and the nearby Peranakan museum.
You only need spend one minute at a hawker centre to appreciate Singapore's diversity, but this museum goes the extra mile to showcase more than 1,300 artifacts that present an integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. Spaced over four floors, the museum's 11 galleries explore themes such as China or South Asia, with interactive elements peppered throughout.
Locals may claim that this museum bores their socks off, but visitors from different corners of the world routinely beg to differ. Don't miss the Javanese shadow puppets or the extensive display of krisses (daggers).