This week, we found out that the Asian Civilisation Museum was opening its doors for free this past weekend (3-4 September), so with a piqued interest about the exhibitions being held there, we decided to check it out, along with our camera companions!
The Asian Civilisation Museum is one of three ‘National’ museums in Singapore, the other two being the National Museum and the Singapore Asian Museum. The Asian Civilisation Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of Asian heritage, especially Singapore’s ancestral heritage. Singapore is well-known for its cosmopolitan, multi-racial and multi-religious society, and this ‘melting pot’ of races and religions is best seen in their legacies and interactions!
We were particularly interested in the ‘Christianity in Asia’ exhibition, which outlines the movement of Christianity and its influences in different Asian countries such as China, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. Apart from curated objects, there were exhibits from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Italy and Japan as well!
We also had the opportunity to use our Pathfinder 110b, with the view of taking advantage of the bright daylight!
We certainly had a fun time learning about our heritage, and discovering more about other cultures! Entrance to the museum is free for Singaporeans, and there’s certainly much to do in the Asian Civilisation Museum and around it (including the Singapore River and the tall office buildings juxtaposed with the shophouses). We hope you have enjoyed our entry, and we look forward to sharing more with you!
Till next time,