Abound with the presence of innovation, interaction and multi sensors, this museum allows visitors to fully experience the deep, rich maritime history of Asia & thoroughly understand the role of Singapore as a trading port. The Maritime Experiential Museum in Sentosa Island is popular for housing the Omani Dhow or the Jewel of Muscat, a gift from the country of Oman to Singapore. It is a rebuilt 9th century Arab dhow which was created using traditional materials & techniques of construction. In fact, this dhow followed the ancient routes and travelled the distance between the two countries for five months in 2010, with no modern technology.
The museum also preserves roughly around 60,000 artefacts which were salvaged from the Belitung Shipwreck. Another highlight of this museum would be the 360 degree Typhoon Theatre. Here passengers enter and “board a ship” & are made to relive the entire shipping experience which concludes with the ship sinking. With its intriguing history, this attraction is not to be missed.
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Historical, Heritage, Museums
English, Malay, Standard Mandarin