Jewel of Muscat arrives in Singapore

At long last! The Jewel of Muscat arrived at its final destination, Singapore, over the weekend and was received by the President of Singapore. The Jewel of Muscat will form the centrepiece of a new maritime museum in Singapore. Read also Jerome’s account of when the Jewel sailed into the harbour in Singapore. If you missed it earlier, you can check out my visit to the Jewel when it called at Georgetown, Penang last month.

Jewel of Muscat arrives in Singapore
Channel NewsAsia, 03 July 2010

Jewel Of Muscat To Become Centrepiece Of Sentosa Maritime Museum
Bernama, 01 July 2010

Jewel of Muscat to be housed at RWS’ Maritime Xperiential Museum
Channels NewsAsia, 01 July 2010

The Jewel of Muscat has arrived in Singapore. A replica of a 9th century Arabian dhow, it is a gift from the Sultanate of Oman to the Government and people of Singapore.

After more than four months at sea, its journey has been described as a triumph of the human spirit.

The ship set sail from Oman and called at ports in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia on its way to Singapore.

When it finally docked at the Marina Keppel Bay on Saturday, the crew were greeted by Omani dancers, and Singapore’s own welcoming party.

At the welcome ceremony, President S R Nathan congratulated the crew for their successful journey.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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