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Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum

Transformed from a 19th Century mission school to the Singapore Art Museum



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Singapore History Museum

Singapore History Museum

You can visit an early 20th century Peranakan house,
Peranakan is characteristic coulture, mixed of Chinese and Malaysian, in Singapore.



portrait bust of Sir Raffels

Portrait Bust of Sir Raffels



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History of Singapore

First storey of History Museum is the Dioramas. You can see visual trace of history of Singapore with 20 dioramas, from a "fishing village" to "meeting of first parliament".

Singapore, 1818
Singapore, 1818

A ruler who had command of a waterway would also rule over the Orang Laut or sea nomads who inhabited the area.



Here, the sea-nomads are seen going about their daily lives.



Arrival of Sir Raffles, 1819

Arrival of Sir Raffles
Sir Stamford Raffles and Major William Farquhar landed in Singapore on 29 January 1819 and met the local chieftain, Temenggong Abdul Rahman. 



Raffles wanted to setablish a trading post on the island for the England East India Company (EIC).



Meeting of First Parliament, 1965

Meeting of First Parliament
On 9 August 1965, Singapore was separated from Malaysia and become independent. The first parliament was opened on 8 December 1965. 



You will notice that the right side of the chamber is empty. This is becouse the only opposition in Parliament, the Barisan Socialis, boycotted the first Parliamentary session.

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Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum

Singapore is a multi-racial country. They came to settle here from many different parts of Asia - China, Malaysia India, Southeast Asia...and West Asia. The permanent exhibition of this Museum is Chinese history and culture.



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