Ranked 163 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
Singapore. The city that is as reputed for its rich cultural heritage as for its discotheques, where the number of people thronging in museums go hand in hand with the crowds in the clubs. Here, the preservation of its heritage is not neglected just because new buildings are coming up every day. Singapore makes sure that the history buffs have no dearth of places to seek solace. One such place which houses the artefacts bearing witness to Singapore's rich history is the NUS Museum. Adorning the main campus of the National University of Singapore in Kent Ridge since 2002, the museum is the oldest of all the university museums dotted across the city-state. Delve into the deep history while taking in the magnificent Southeast Asian, Chinese and Indian collections.
From traditional paintings to modern art, from splendid sculptures to charming ceramics, the NUS Museum is a treasure trove of significant artefacts. While the artwork in this glorious museum ranges from the Lee Kong Chian Collection to the Straits Chinese Collection, the number of artefacts exceeds eight thousand. The main aim of this university museum is to clear the way for facilitating both the cultural and intellectual lives not only within the campus but beyond it. Through regular development of the collections as well as curatorial practice, the prestigious museum contributes to the preservation of knowledge.
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