This March, go on a virtual tour of the Malay World at Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman and find out what Raffles was doing in 19th-century Southeast Asia – you may surprise yourself too! Catch puppet performances and play old-school games with your little ones at the supersized Saturdays@ACM: Case of Curiosities on 30 March, and end the weekend fruitfully at ACM’s first fruit market, only at Wanderland.

HIGHLIGHTS

Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman

Date: 1 February to 28 April 2019
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission: Fees applicable

Sir Stamford Raffles was a British official with the East India Company and was stationed in Southeast Asia between 1805 and 1824. He is known for establishing modern Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions of Raffles have changed over time. He has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser.

In keeping with the Asian Civilisations Museum’s mission to explore encounters and connections, this exhibition presents a complex, multi-layered picture of Raffles while showcasing the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.


Wanderland

Date: 29 to 31 March 2019
Time: 7pm – 9pm (Fri) | 1pm – 9pm (Sat) | 1pm – 5pm (Sun)
Admission: Free admission to programmes, Only $5 into Raffles in Southeast Asia

Wander and wonder through ACM’s first fruit market, and have a cup of bubble tea on us!* Participate in a puppet performance, watch fusion music performed right in our galleries, or decorate your own kite for a community art installation. Create your own wanderland – this weekend only. Don’t sleep!

*While supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.


Saturdays@ACM: Case of Curiosities

Date: 30 March 2019
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Admission: Free admission to programmes, Only $5 into Raffles in Southeast Asia

Curious? Join us this Saturday as we present a supersized version of Saturdays@ACM. We incorporate two festivals – Singapore HeritageFest and ACM’s Asian Culture & Music series. Catch puppet performances, play old-school games, and paint your own miniature Raffles gnomes. Hungry? Wander through Singapore’s first fruit food market and have a cup of bubble tea on us!*

*While supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on ACM programmes, please visit here

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