Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore - Mauritius Trips

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Welcome to Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is one of Singapore's finest, certainly the most comprehensive. Its collections of furniture, jade, porcelain, fine arts, and other artefacts from the region's history, including Chinese, Islamic, and South Indian culture. Aural guides are available, with headphones provided. The museum includes a gift shop, and is free to visitors on Friday evenings from 7-9pm when there are no special exhibitions on. Free guided tours in English are available Mondays at 2pm, Tuesdays to Fridays at 11am and 2pm, and weekends at 3:30pm. There is a pleasant restaurant next door, perfect for a drink or a bite after your visit.

Information & Facts


1 Empress Place


$8 adults, $4 concessions


Singapores official languages are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. A patois called Singlish, or Singaporean English is widely spoken. It is the by-product of mixing English, Chinese and Malay syntax and idiom.


Singapore's currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), which is divided into 100 cents. The US and Australian Dollars, Yen and British Pound are also accepted in the larger shopping centres. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely distributed and banks advance cash against the major credit cards. Travellers cheques can be cashed at banks or licensed moneychangers and at selected hotels. Banks are open daily, but some do not do foreign exchange on Saturdays.

Opening Times:

Monday 1pm-7pm, Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm, open late until 9pm on Friday.


Local time is GMT +8.