National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is renowned for its edgy and dynamic exhibits and installations and the vibrant events it hosts throughout the year. It’s also home to 10 national treasures, some of which date back as far as the 14th century, and all of which offer an insight into the history and culture of Singapore.
Set on the banks of the Singapore River within an exquisite lotus-shaped building, the ArtScience Museum is a Singapore icon. Wander through its 21 galleries and explore the brilliant and bold exhibits, all of which are dedicated to art and science. Past exhibits include Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal and Van Gogh Alive – the Exhibition.
Asian Civilisations Museum
Named the top museum in Singapore in 2014 and ranked ninth in Asia by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Museums, the Asian Civilisations Museum houses more than 1,300 artefacts from all of Asia. Stop by the Singapore River Gallery for a glimpse into the lives of Singapore’s early settlers like the coolies, Orang Laut (sea people) and Europeans who built their livelihoods around the financial district of its time – the Singapore River.