Singapore Maritime Museum to open next month

Singapore’s first maritime museum, showcasing the maritime history of the region, will open next month. The museum will have on display the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of an Arab-style dhow that sunk in Indonesian waters in the 10th century.

S’pore to get first maritime museum next month
Channel NewsAsia, 05 September 2011

Singapore will get its first maritime museum on October 15. Called the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (MEMA), it’ll form the latest attraction at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) waterfront.

RWS said the museum will be housed in an iconic steel and glass ship hull at the waterfront and will give museum goers a new experience that includes maritime talks and exploration on life-sized replica historical ships.

This includes the Bao Chuan, a full-sized replica of the bow of legendary seafarer Admiral Zheng He’s treasure ship.

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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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