Singapore is famous for its shopping center. Singapore has become the shopping destination of the world. But actually there are several destinations other than spending the Museums. Museums in Singapore are one of the best museums in Asia. All Singapore museum is accessible via public transport, air-conditioned, and have wheelchair accessible facilities, toilets and souvenir shops.Best of all, remember that Singapore is one of Asia's most expensive city. And some day, you can even go to the museum for free so, when you're in Singapore, try visiting some of the following museums:
1. The Peranakan Museum
The only museum that displays art and culture of different ethnic groups that formed and continues to affect the Southeast Asia. Peranakan, which means "local born" in the Malay language, usually refers to the descendants of Chinese traders who settled in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang in the 14th century and married Malay women. The Peranakan also include those who descended from unions between Indian traders and local women during the 15th century. This marriage produced a mix of culture, and this is reflected in architecture, cuisine and fashion colors that form the multicultural mix in Singapore and Malaysia.
2. Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
With more than 7,000 pieces of Southeast Asian art in its permanent collection, SAM stands as a repository of art in the region. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, and photographs - eye candy for those who cannot get enough of modern and contemporary art.
3. Singapore National Museum
It is the custodian of the 11 National Treasures - The most important artifact in the history of Singapore. It includes the Last Will and Testament Munshi Abdullah, Father of modern Malay literature, gloves era of the 1930s Chinese puppet theater and a collection of watercolor paintings of local flora and fauna commissioned by William Farquhar, Resident First Singapore.Visitors colonial history of Singapore is also interested in Four museum should go to the Gallery of Living - a work of artifacts, replicas, pictures, costumes and even the old movies that document the history of Singapore fashion, performance art, photography and cooking.
4. Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)
This is a must see for those who want to backpack in Asia. A visit to the ACM is like going through a crash course in Asian studies. This is the only museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and collections representing different regions in Asia including China and the Middle East.
5. Singapore Philatelic Museum
The museum is interesting for the child within us, as are after all not having a stamp collection when they were children? The museum collection includes stamps and philatelic material from the archives Singapore 1830 to present day. The museum also encourage philately in Singapore, with not only permanent gallery dedicated to the global history of stamps, but also organizes workshops and talks about how the history of Singapore's historical stamp.