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Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).
ACM is the first museum in the region to exhibit an extensive view about Asian culture and civilization. The museum was founded with the aim of promoting a better understanding of the rich multi-ethnic heritage of Singapore.
Located at the Empress Place Building, the museum houses 11 thematic galleries with over 1,300 artifacts showcasing cultures of different groups originating from China, South Asia, and Southeast Asia to West Asia. With its state-of-the-art display and interactive technologies incorporated in the galleries, visitors would surely appreciate more the multi-faceted aspects of Asian cultures. There is also the Singapore River Gallery that reveals the heart-rending story of immigrants who once lived and work along the Singapore River.
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The National Museum of Singapore.
With its inception in 1887 The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in the country with the youngest and most innovative soul. The museum houses exhibitions and galleries focusing on the history of Singapore.
The Museum of Singapore has an iconic architecture, with its renaissance and neo Palladian architecture harmoniously joined by contemporary extension of glass and metal. Constructed as a two parallel rectangular blocks, this dome building was designed by Henry McCullum and J. F. Mc Nair.
This museum introduces cutting-edge exhibits. The Singapore History Gallery traces back the significant events in Singapore’s history. Its Living Galleries feature the four life-style themes-food, fashion, film and wayang and photography. Special exhibits are also shown in the museum.
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Singapore Philatelic Museum.
Singapore Philatelic Museum is one of the most celebrated museums of Singapore and the first of its kind in Asia. Started in August 1995, the museum aims to kindle the interest in stamps and to promote the appreciation of Singapore’s history and heritage. The museum houses a massive collection of stamps from early Singapore – way back from 1880’s to present, the museum also presents a wide selection of stamps from around the world. Also part of the collection are the rare archival materials such as essays, proofs, specimens and the stamps issued in the early Strait Settlements.
The interactive Heritage Room of the museum allows the visitors experience the joy of the festivities as well as try on different ethnic costumes. The museum has high interactive and educational activities that would surely let the visitors enjoy their exploration of the culture and heritage of Singapore’s multi-ethnic groups. The theme galleries of the museum houses interesting exhibition throughout the year- such as private collections of famous philatelists, commemorate stamps issues and other thematic compositions.
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