Singapore Reopens Asian Civilizations Museum

Singapore - After three years of renovations to restore the 240 year old Empress Place Building, modernize the exhibit floors, and expand research services. The ACM has been in operation since the late 20th century, after its first restoration. The building, initially constructed in the late 19th century as British government offices, was spared the devastation during the Second World War. It served as the colonial headquarters of the Japanese government during the occupation.

Permanent exhibits include the ancient Tang shipwreck, South Asian galleries, and Southeast Asian galleries. The current temporary exhibit, to celebrate the history of the ACM and its location, includes items on loan from the National Museum of Singapore.

Tickets for the next two weeks will be free for all tourists. After the two weeks, Singaporean citizens and permanent residents will continue to be allowed entry for free.