Whether it is for the Hari Raya celebration, Children Season or simply to spend time with the kids during the upcoming school holiday, there will be plenty to do at the museums this June

Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City


Date: 8 April 2018 to 22 July 2018
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

The civilisation of Angkor left an artistic legacy that lives on most spectacularly in its architecture and sculpture. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the archaeological complexes are today acknowledged as great masterpieces. But until the late 19th century, they were virtually unknown to the outside world.

In this ACM exhibition, Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, visitors will see rare Khmer sculptures, along with French drawings, photographs, and memorabilia that tell the story of the French encounter with Angkor and its sensational emergence onto
the international stage.

The Asian Civilisations Museum presents this exhibition in collaboration with the Guimet Museum in Paris. To accompany the exhibition, ACM has scheduled an array of programmes and talks related to Angkor and contemporary Cambodian culture, including our Angkor Encore Festival (25–27 May) highlighting Cambodian performing arts.

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Curator Tours
Date: 11 July 2018 (Wednesdays)
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Admission Fees: $40 per person

Explore Angkor through the eyes of early Western visitors to the famous Cambodian sites in this  special after-hours tour with one of the exhibition curators. Hear behind-the-scene
stories about setting up the Angkor exhibition, and get a closer look at the drawings, photographs, and sculptures that captivated the 19th-century French public when the ancient Angkor civilisation made its sensational emergence onto the international stage. Please join us to see these masterpieces from Paris, housed in Guimet Museum, and in Singapore for the very first time.

A minimum of 10 people is needed to proceed. Registration closes a day before the tour and tickets are non-refundable if participant is unable to attend. If the event is cancelled, full ticket-price refund will be given.


Bonjournal (as part of Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet, in conjunction with Children Season)

Date: Parent-and-child: 22 June 2018 (Friday),
Adults: 23 June 2018(Saturday)
Time: 2pm – 4pm(Friday), 2 – 5pm(Saturday)
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission Fees: $39 per child, $39 per adult.

Take a journey into yourself as you learn to create and decorate your own travel journal! Step into the shoes of explorers in the past who recorded what they saw and thought while making discoveries abroad. Begin your adventure with a journal of your very own to record your adventures.

A minimum of 5 people is needed to proceed. Registration closes a day before the workshop and tickets are non-refundable if participant is unable to attend. If the event is cancelled, full ticket-price refund will be given.

The children workshop is suitable for ages 7 to 12 years old. Strictly no exceptions. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.


Asian Culture and Music Series: Indonesia with Santai Lah! (SG-INDO Bilateral Cultural Event for Rising 50)

Date: 29 June 2018 to 1 July 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 6pm – 9pm(Friday), 1pm – 9pm(Saturday), 1pm – 5pm(Sunday)
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum and Empress Lawn
Admission Fees: Free admission

Dive into a thousand years of traditional Asian music, dance, and drama with performances, workshops, and evening concerts at the Asian Civilisations Museum, as we celebrate 50 years of friendship with Indonesia in the month of June!

Feel the rhythm of traditional Javanese percussion or be mesmerised by Wayang Sandosa, a modern form of Indonesian shadow puppetry showcasing Cupu Manik Astagina, an excerpt from the Ramayana. Spend the evening with friends and family chillin’ at a pop concert with local talents from Singapore and Indonesia at the Empress Lawn, and join special workshops by local craftsmen or Balinese dancers.




Date: 30 June 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission Fees: Free Admission

Search for the New Moon

Continue your celebrations of Hari Raya with us this Saturday. Discover the importance of the new moon in this celebration with an interactive drama or try your hand at creating a traditional Indonesian craft. Be enchanted by a gamelan performance and more. Have fun under the stars with the whole family.

Separately, families can also visit the two ongoing special exhibitions that are held at both museums this June holidays and spend an enriching time learning more about other civilisations and cultures.  Families can revel in the splendour of Angkor’s architecture and art, with more than 140 masterpieces from Paris’ Musee Guimet in Singapore for the first time through the Asian Civilisations Museum’s blockbuster exhibition – Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City or interact with vintage cameras and trace the history and evolution of photography in the region through the lens of the Peranakans at the Peranakan Museum’s first photography exhibition – Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography.  


Saturdays@ACM – Faithfully Yours

Date: 28 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission

Explore religions through ancient stories, and be inspired by the beauty and history of the
objects on display. Create your own brooch and take home your own little masterpiece.


Let’s Explore!

Date/ Time: 3pm (Mondays to Thursdays, and Saturday) 1.30pm and 3pm (Fridays)
Admission Fees: Free with museum admission

Go on a storytelling hunt to discover and learn more about fantastical folktales and stories
from ACM’s collections. This programme is suitable for children aged 4 and above, and is
brought to you by the Story Whisperers.

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