Formerly the St Joseph's Institution – a Catholic boys' school – SAM now sings the praises of contemporary Southeast Asian art. Themed exhibitions include works from the museum's permanent collection as well as those from private collections, from painting and sculpture to video art and site-specific installations. Free, 45-minute guided tours of the museum are conducted in English two to three times daily; check the website for times.

Around the corner from the museum is its younger sibling, 8Q, where you can check out quirky installations, video art and mixed-media statements over four floors. Entry is free with your SAM ticket.