Revisiting the Jewel of Muscat

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Maritime Experiential Museum

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The Jewel of Muscat, donated to Singapore by the Sultanate of Oman. A reconstruction of the Belitung ship.

Yes, it’s the Jewel of Muscat! It is a reconstruction of the Belitung shipwreck built by the Sultanate of Oman and then sailed to Singapore as a gift. I was aboard her when she called at Georgetown in 2010; now it is on permanent display at the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA) in Sentosa.
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The Jewel of Muscat, now on display

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The Jewel of Muscat, a reconstruction of a 9th century shipwreck that was sent from Oman to Singapore last year has finally taken its place as the showpiece for the new Maritime Experiential Museum in Singapore. The Resorts World Sentosa blog has a post about the ship.

The Jewel of Muscat – sailing the seas
RWScoop, 28 October 2011
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Singapore Maritime Museum to open next month

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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
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Jewel of Muscat to get a permanent home by the end of the year

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A year on after the Jewel of Muscat completed its voyage from Oman to Singapore, the reconstruction of a 9th century ship will finally be placed in a permanent home in the Maritime Xperiential Museum which will open in Singapore by the year’s end. (If you haven’t seen it already, last year I boarded the Jewel while it was docked in Georgetown, Penang – take a look here.)

Jewel of Muscat to get new home in Singapore
Oman Tribune, 10 July 2011
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