Wednesday , December 7 2016

Top 5 Museums of Singapore – Singapore Art, Peranakan, National, Asian Civilization and Philatelic

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In the past few years, Singapore has gained great status in the world’s economy but that doesn’t wipe out the country’s rich heritage. In order to reserve and maintain cultural background, mankind have constructed museums all around the world. The top 5 museums of Singapore are:

1) Singapore Art Museum

On Bras Basah road in Singapore, there resides the largest collection of Southeastern Asian artwork in the world. The artwork collection in Singapore Art Museum (SAM) exceeds 7000 pieces of visual art. The permanent collection includes the Terracotta sculpture of Mariang Banahaw by the Filipino artist Lorenzo Soriano representing a goddess in Philippine folklore.

2) The Peranakan Museum

April 2008 is the date of the inauguration of the unique Peranakan Museum. This museum in Singapore is distinguished by being the only one in Southeast Asia to display the art and culture of a distinct ethnic group. The Peranakan means “locally born” and is used to describe the descendants of the Chinese traders and Indian merchants who married Malay women during the 14th and 15th century. This induced a rich culture represented in the museum which is situated in Armenian Street.

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3) National Museum of Singapore

Explore the old and the new of Singapore’s culture by visiting the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) on Stamford Road. The museum has a collection of 11 national treasures including the Last Will and Testament of Munshi Abdullah, the Father of Modern Malay literature. The museum has two main galleries: The Singapore History Gallery and The Singapore Living Gallery.

4) Asian Civilization Museum

Visiting the Asian Civilization Museum doesn’t only mean the appreciation of its Southeast Asian artifacts, but also means savoring various local dishes served at the museum’s restaurant. Wandering around this museum offers a chance to get a crash course on Asian studies. The location of this museum lies in Empress Place.

5) Singapore Philatelic Museum

Stamp collectors will find a heaven out of Singapore Philatelic Museum with its huge stamp collection and other philatelic material going back to the 1830’s. This interesting museum is located in Coleman Street.

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3) National Museum of Singapore

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5) Singapore Philatelic Museum

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