Traveling the halls and galleries is an integral part of any tour and when it comes to museums in Singapore, you will surely get to discover a lot more diversity from other international tourist destinations. Here’s a list of 3 highly recommended museums bearing unique values and different characteristics that should never be missed during your city tour to Singapore.
1. National Museum of Singapore
If you are interested to know more about Singapore’s history, National Museum of Singapore should be included in your itinerary. It is the oldest museum in Singapore. The museum consists of two main galleries – Singapore History Gallery and Living Galleries. Sprawling across an area of around 30,000 sq. ft., the Singapore History Gallery discloses the history through tales. Multimedia projections of Singapore’s map made by a European traveler in the 1700’s highly attract the visitors, who are mainly interested in history. Overall, this gallery will give almost all the information related to Singapore from the 14th century. Alternatively, the visitors in the Living Galleries will enjoy exhibitions concentrating on photography, food, fashion and movies. If you’re a food lover, you can also opt for a food tour Singapore to the exhibitions.
2. Singapore Art Museum
As a contemporary art museum, SAM mainly focuses on the art practices and art-making prevalent in Singapore, Southeast Asia and entire Asia. It is also renowned as the first art museum in Singapore. This former Catholic boys’ school was later revamped in 1996 where the government made a policy of transfiguring old colonial constructions into public galleries and museums. The museum management also joins hand with other leading art institutions (such as, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Yokohama Museum of Art) to produce exhibitions, which attracts a huge number of visitors from different places.
3. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Although Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum was inaugurated in April 2015, the collections present here will surely take you to the mid of 19th century. Tourists prefer this museum to visit as it is renowned for displaying more than 2,000 plants and animals from Southeast Asia, including the best known dinosaur skeletons. On 14 March 2016, the Jubilee Whale Exhibit was officially unveiled at the museum’s mammal section and since then it has attracted millions of eyeballs. The female sperm whale washed ashore during the mid of 2015.