Fashionistas and shopaholics have been trooping to Singapore for years, lured by its many shopping malls that offer every brand, and labels that fulfill the (shopaholics') hearts' desires. But while I do enjoy shopping, I don't relish the idea of going to penury just to pay for a huge credit card bill. There are other ways of enjoying Singapore.So instead of heading to the malls, I often go to Singapore's museums.They are the best in Asia, benefiting not only from the government's vast resources (this wealthy country is competing with Hong Kong to be Asia's art center) and the the city's state fondness for organization and efficiency. That may be boring, but it has nevertheless produced well curated art spaces. All of Singapore's museums are accessible through public transport, air-conditioned, and have wheelchair accessible facilities, restrooms and souvenir shops.Best of all, given that Singapore is one of Asia's most expensive cities, . And some days, you can even go to the museums for free!So when you're in Singapore, try visiting:
1. The Peranakan Museum
2. Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
With over 7,000 Southeast Asian pieces of artwork in its permanent collection, SAM stands as the region's repository of visual art. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints and photographs – eye candy for those who can't get enough of modern and contemporary art.
3. National Museum of Singapore
4. Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)
This is a must see for those who want to backpack around Asia. A visit to the ACM is like going through a crash course on Asian studies. It is the only museum that's dedicated to present artifacts and collections representing different regions of Asia including China and the Middle East.
5. Singapore Philatelic Museum
The museum that appeals to the child in us, as who after all didn't have a stamp collection when they were kids? The museum's collection includes stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830's to present day. The museum also encourages philately in Singapore, with its permanent galleries not only dedicated to the global history of stamps, but also organizes workshops and talks on how stamps chronicle Singapore's history.
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