Asian Civilisations Museum
This spot marks the place where Sir Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore on the 29th of January 1819.
Built in 1869, this suspension bridge links the north and south banks of the Singapore River. Don't bring your horses or cattle as they...
Chong Fat Cheong’s First Generation is one of Singapore's best loved and most joyful sculptures, depicting five young boys ready to...
Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall
Completed in 1862, the Victoria Theatre was one of Singapore's first Victorian Revivalist buildings, inspired by the Italian...
1 Empress Pl · interesting places nearby
Asian Civilisations Museum information
This remarkable museum houses the region's most comprehensive collection of pan-Asian treasures. Its galleries explore the history, cultures and religions of Southeast Asia, China, the Asian subcontinent and Islamic West Asia. Currently undergoing a radical transformation, including two additional wings, the new galleries will be curated to emphasise the cross-cultural connections developed due to Singapore's history as a port city. Already open, the Tang Shipwreck showcases over 500 pieces of recovered booty. All galleries will be open in 2017.
The museum occupies the stately Empress Place Building. Designed by British architect John Frederick Adolphus McNair and built using Indian convict labour in 1865, it originally housed the colonial government offices. Note the elegant fusion of Palladian classicism and tropical touches, among them timber louvered shutters and a wide, shaded porch.