It is not at all surprising that Singapore has the maximum number of museums! This is because the city has always been famous for its rich cultural and diverse history. The Changi Prison Chapel depicts the ordeal people had to go through during the World War 2. The Chinatown Heritage centre and the Pranakam Museum are known for depicting the rich traditional history of the Chinese residents of Singapore. There is also an entire museum dedicated to the Singapore Navy. But the most visited and the most famous of all is the National museum of Singapore. It has some of the largest collections of films and clothes and ancient artefacts. It is literally a treasure trove of information. Visiting all these museums is a must as your journey to Singapore will not be complete without these museums. Make sure to visit all of them by bus as they have point to point connectivity and you can reach one museum to the other without any interchange of buses. If you are worried about the waiting time, fret not! Because the buses arrive at regular intervals of 15 minutes.
Asian Civilisations Museum
It is one of the most award winning museums of Singapore thanks to its futuristic preservation of Asian arts and culture. It was opened to the people in the year 1997 and is housed in an old school building. Spread across an area of 14,000 square meters of land the museum is home to more than 1000 artefacts of different kinds that date back to more than 5000 years ago. The museum houses 3 different galleries which have been strategically organised with artefacts depicting Javanese history. You can board a bus from the National museum of Singapore to the Asian Civilisations museum from the online bus booking website redbus.sg. The website offers great discounts and booking tickets is hassle free. You will never look forward to traveling by taxi again
The National Museum of Singapore
The museum is considered to be one of the oldest museums of the world. It as previously known as the Raffles library and was opened to the people in the year 2006. It spreads across 18,400 square meters of land and is one of the biggest museums in the entire country. This has to be first on your museum visit list! The museum artefacts depict the rich cultural history of Singapore. Not only Singapore but also Asia specifically. The building has been designed neo classically and is one of the biggest architectural marvels of the city! The mall houses around six different galleries. You can board the following buses to reach this museum.
YMCA Bus Stop 08041:
SBS: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162M, 174, 174e, 175
SMRT: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, NR6, NR7
SMU Bus Stop 04121:
SBS: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 111, 124, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 166, 174, 174e, 175
SMRT: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 857, NR7
All of these buses will take you directly to the National Museum without any interchange of buses.
Article author : Danial