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The National Museum of Singapore was built in 1887, and it is Singapore's oldest museum. Although the architecture has the 19th-century colonial design, its interior is fully equipped with high-tech presentations of the exhibits. Visitors will get to dwell in Singapore's history because this museum has more than 15, 000 publications, that shed light on what happened to Singapore before these contemporary years. Furthermore, the National Museum of Singapore has yearly events and activities that are informative yet exciting to the visitors. One of them is the Night Festival, where the visitors will get to enjoy different genres of film screenings and adoring the beautiful art pieces that will be installed for the exhibitions.
You can go to the National Museum of Singapore by riding your vehicle or by taxi. You can go there via different routes based on your preference routes. Also, if you want to go here by booking a taxi, you tell and give the instructions to the Singaporean taxi drivers. They will bring you to the place that you want. For going to the parking lot, from Stamford Road, you can turn left to Fort Canning Road where you will see the parking's entrance.
You can go to the National Museum of Singapore by bus. There are many buses that travel to this place. From YMCA bus stop, you can take the bus number : 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162m, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 972 and walk 120. If you are from Singapore Management University (SMU) or at Stamford Road bus stop, you can take 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162, 162m, 166, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700 and 700A.
You also can go to the National Museum of Singapore by MRT train, which is the most popular transportation in Singapore. You may go to the nearest MRT station at your place and drop at Bencoolen Station (DT21), Bras Basah Station (CC02), Dhoby Ghaut Station (CC01/NE06/NS24) or City Hall Station (EW13/NS25). You might have to walk approximately 250 to 600 meters to the National Museum of Singapore depending on where your stop is.
The Singapore Art Museum exhibits the contemporary art that is coming from Singapore and places in Southeast Asia. This museum has collaborated with many international contemporary art museums to co-create the public gallery of art collection from Southeast Asia. SAM also offers various programs that aim to educate the public regarding contemporary art. You need to come here to be in awe and mesmerized by the pieces of artworks here that reflect the vibrant culture of Singapore and Southeast Asian culture.
The Battle Box is also known as Headquarters Malaya Command Operations Bunker that is located at Fort Canning Hill. It works as an interactive museum whereby there is an excellent guide who is skillful enough to make the history alive during your tour. If you someone who like military history The Battle Box is a must visit.
Peranakan is an ethnic group that originated from a group of Chinese traders that settled down in the Malay Archipelago. Their culture is known as Baba-Nyonya. Thus, this magnificent white building collected exhibits from Peranakan culture and present them here. It allows you to explore the culture of people from the Peranakan culture in Southeast Asia. There are many galleries here that depict the cultural tradition and unique visual arts that exclusively belong to Peranakan communities.
This majestic temple houses various relics and artifact of Buddhism. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple got its name from the Great Buddha's left canine tooth that was recovered in India and is displayed here. An interesting fact about this temple, it is carefully designed based on Tang Dynasty architecture and it took up 75 million SGD to build this place. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple has a giant stupa that made from 320 kilograms gold. However, only monks are allowed to enter the chamber while the visitors are only able to see from the viewing area.
30 Bencoolen is the popular choice for travellers to check in, as it is nearby public transport and offers delicious food. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with flat-screen IPTV. Moreover, 30 Bencoolen offers an in-house bar and restaurant special for the guests. Throughout this resort, the guests able to use complimentary Wi-Fi and able to seek assistance from the 24-hour front desk service. The unique feature of this resort is the rooftop swimming pool that is safe for the guest who brings children along.
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore is beautifully designed with stylish yet remain local's heritage within its architecture. The rooms are air-conditioned with minibars and coffee and tea making facilities. Moreover, Rendezvous Hotel provides in-house fitness centre with gym, bar, restaurant and massive swimming pool for the guests. One of the special features of this hotel is it provides airport transportation so that the guests will not have to be bothered about finding public transport to the airport.