Singapore bears many top museums on its land which possesses variety from pre-historic era to the modern work of art. The museums care for their fabulous collection of artifacts and objects of artistic or historical importance. Every museum at Singapore aims at projecting its art, culture and natural heritage to the entire world. One of them also attempts to educate people by throwing light on the history of Singapore with the means of a lecture theater. Many more museums have their unique way of welcoming the guests to their home town. Let’s take a thorough ride to the top ten museums of Singapore.
National Museum of Singapore:
Designed in the renaissance style with a dome at the front of the building, this oldest museum projects the history of Singapore right from the 14th century in a story telling format with images and clippings. Museum for all ages, this place has the treasures of Singapore to exhibit ranging from the Singapore stone to the unearthed gold ornaments.
Asian civilization Museum:
Want to see Asian culture come alive? This is a one stop place in Empress Place Building where the diverse ethnic culture and history all the neighboring countries like China, Southeast Asia and West Asia join hands together to build up 1,300 artifacts which includes Islamic art, Indonesian shrines and textiles. There is a Singapore river gallery which examines the history of the river.
A sister museum of Asian Civilization, Peranakan Museum exhibits the distinctive peranakan culture born with the intermarriage between Chinese traders and local women in the form of artifacts and wares. There are different galleries catering to the various groups of peranakan’s.
Singapore Art Museum:
Singapore Art museum is a versatile museum as it exhibits arts and history along with the education of all ages of people with either moving art gallery or an art garden. It holds on a total of 7750 art pieces by Southeast Asian art along with the Singaporean art.
Malay Heritage Center:
As the name signifies, this museums aims at projecting the culture and heritage of the Malay race of Singapore in various forms such as historic artifacts, multimedia and diorama. This museum has seen a gradual face-off from a sultan’s palace to that of a heritage center.
Chinatown Heritage Center:
A heritage center one of this kind is rare to be found, sharing its existence in three newly restored quarters of Chinatown; each level takes you to a different time throwing a light on the lives by the early occupants.
Images of Singapore:
Images of Singapore is a time traveled museum. It portrays the arrivals of Raffles, Chinese, Malay and Indian immigrants and their impact on the island’s culture. The exhibition is made even more interesting with the multimedia presentations which make it an award winning museum.
This is a tribute to the Prisoners of War and the civilians of Second World War. People meet their deer ones who were lost during the war and exhibits paintings, photographs and personal effects donated by the prisoners held in the Change.
Hue Song Museum:
Housed in the west Singapore, this museum depicts the stories of Chinese living around us, their determined attitude to give life to their dreams and withstand all hardships in search of fortune. The stories portrayed are of international level having a cross cultural relevance.
Sun Yet Sen Nan yang memorial hall:
Dr. Sun Yet Sen. commemorated a double-story villa now famously called as Sun Yet Sen. Nan yang memorial hall which flaunts his life history including his conversion to Christianity. You will find 50 paintings, remarkable calligraphy works and sculptures.
Museums are a place where you can treasure everything priceless. The government of Singapore exhibits its treasures in all the famous museums listed above.
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