Singapore Museum Guide
Although Singapore is Southeast Asia's most popular city destination, less than a few visitors are familiar with its outstanding museums, and while the city doesn't boast the likes of the Louvre and The Metropolitan, its museums do offer a unique experience to their visitors, which cannot be found elsewhere on earth... This mini-guide will take you to Singapore's 25 most visit-worthy museums.
Asia Pacific Guides™ Singapore Museum Guide A guide to city's 25 most visit-worthy museums Click here to view all our FREE travel eBooks of Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Bangkok Introduction Although Singapore is Southeast Asia's most popular city destination, less than a few visitors are familiar with its outstanding museums, and while the city doesn't boast the likes of the Louvre and The Metropolitan, its museums do offer a unique experience to their visitors, which cannot be found elsewhere on earth. This mini-guide will take you to Singapore's 25 most visit-worthy museums. Rating = OK (worth visiting only if you are interested in what this museum is all about). = Worth visiting = A real must see The 3-day museums pass costs SG$ 20 per person, or SG$ 50 for a family pass (of up to 5 people) and can save you quite a few bucks if you like museums and plan to visit most of them… Copyright © 2012 Asia-Pacific Guides Ltd. All rights reserved. The museums 1. The Asian Civilisations Museum is definitely one 2. The Arts House at the Old Parliament, right next of Singapore's top sights. As its name suggests, this to the Asian Civilisations Museum, occupies the fantastic museum displays the cultures of Asia's beautiful Neo-Palladian building which tribes and nations, with emphasis on those groups accommodated colonial Singapore's first court house that actually built the city-state. and became the seat of the Singaporean parliament in 1965, soon after the country got its independence. Housed within an impressive 19th century Neo- Palladian building, right next to the Singapore River, The historic building has been converted to an art- it displays thousands of rich and fascinating exhibits, centre more than a decade ago, where young local including ethnic costumes, traditional jewelries, artists can perform their works, and there are art ancient books, sculptures, religious artifacts, exhibitions here almost all the time, including various archaeological findings and relics, and what not... shows and music performances (and a pretty good From China and Southeast Asia, through the Indian café too). subcontinent all the way to Arabia and the Middle East… In front of the building (facing the Old Supreme Court building) there is a bronze elephant, given as a The collections are truly beautiful and the museum is gift from King Rama V of Siam (which is currently tastefully designed, so the visitor is not 'bombarded' known as Thailand) as a token of appreciation after with too much information… Moreover, every gallery his visit to Singapore in 1871 has some interactive displays and touch screens that make the whole experience more interesting and Rating: tangible (especially for the little ones...) Daily, 11am – 9pm The "Singapore City Pass" makes a good choice for those who want to explore the city by No entrance fees themselves, with a full day of unlimited Hop On Hop Off Bus sightseeing, as well as well as a trip For more information, including details on events on an amphibious vehicle. and exhibitions, visit their website. Rating: Not far from there, around the area of Hill Street, Stamford Road and Bras Basah Road (which is known English guided tours of the museum are available at as the 'Museum Planning Area'), there is a cluster of the following times: 2 pm on Mondays, 11 am and 2 a few very good museums that are well worth pm Tuesday - Friday, 7pm on Friday evening, and knowing about… 11am, 2 and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. The guided tours are at no extra cost but you'll better call 3. Singapore Philatelic Museum, near the corner of the museum's front desk in advance 6332 7798 Hill and Coleman streets, is housed in a charmingly (Information on free guided tours) restored 1904 colonial building, with red tiles roof and French louvers that once accommodated the Getting there: From Raffles Place MRT Station: Take city's Anglo-Chinese School. Exit H to Bonham Street and walk to the river bank, turn right and walk along the river for a minute or It's obviously a must see for the stamp collectors two, then cross Cavenagh Bridge. The entrance to among you, although almost everyone will find it the museum is just a few steps from the bridge. interesting. The exhibitions are quite tastefully set and make use of interactive devices. Other than rare Tuesday – Sunday : 9am-7pm (till 9pm on Friday) and precious stamps from all over the world, you will and Monday : 1pm – 7pm be able to learn about the history of philately in Singapore and to visit one nice exhibition that shows 6332 2982 / 7798 how a new stamp comes to the world... from the Website / Information on free guided tours concept stage, all the way to the final product. Rating: 'Peranakan' is a Malay term which literally means ‘locally born' and basically describes those Getting there: The Philatelic Museum is on 23-B non-Malay who were born in the region. The Coleman Street. From City Hall MRT Station: Take best known Peranakan communities are those of exit B, turn left to North Bridge Road and right to the descendants of Chinese traders who Coleman Street. After crossing Hill Street, you will migrated to Singapore, Malacca, Penang and see the museum on your left. Southeast Asia two hundred years ago, married local women and developed a distinctive culture, Daily, 9am – 7pm (from 1pm on Monday) / lifestyle and cuisine, which is like a fusion Website / Entrance fees apply between China and Southeast Asia, but there are also non-Chinese Peranakan communities, like The "Singapore Flexi Pack" allows you to save the Chitty Melaka (descendants of South Indian over 40% on Singapore's BEST attractions and Hindu merchants and local Malay women) and sightseeing. the Jawi Peranakans (descendants of South Indian Muslim traders and local women). 4. The Battle Box, in neighboring Fort Canning Park, was the bunker of Fort Canning and the headquarters of the British forces during the Battle The museum's 10 galleries boast plenty of beautiful of Singapore. You can join a guided tour here and exhibits, including costumes, traditional handcrafts, watch an interesting presentation that recaptures replicas of Peranakan homes and so on, and although the fierce battle against the Japanese invaders, it is not a particularly large museum, it is well worth during World War II. visiting, especially if ethnic cultures and traditions are your thing. Getting there: Enter Fort Canning Park through Rating: Canning Rise (a five minutes' walk past the Philatelic Museum / You can also access it through the English guided tours of the museum are available at escalator next to the National Museum of Singapore) the following times: 2 pm on Mondays, 11 am and 2 and then follow the signs within the park. pm Tuesday - Friday, and 11am, 2 and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. The guided tours are at no Rating: extra cost (Information on free guided tours) Daily: 10am – 6pm Getting there: The Peranakan Museum is on 39 Armenian Street. 6333 0510, Website From City Hall MRT Station: Take exit B, turn right to Entrance fees apply North Bridge Road and left to Stamford Road. After a few minutes turn left to Armenian Street. After 2-3 minutes you will see the museum on your right. 5. The Peranakan Museum, one of Singapore's most recommended museums, is just a couple of minutes' Daily, 9am – 7pm (from 1pm on Monday / Until walk from the Philatelic Museum, on Armenian 9pm on Friday). Street. Website Housed within a beautiful 1910 colonial building with both Neo-Classical and French-Renaissance Entrance fees apply architectural features, this unique museum is solely How to find the best deals in Asia ? dedicated to the Peranakan culture that emerged circa the early 1800s, when Chinese migrants Instantly compare the world's leading hotel-websites married local Malay women and adopted some local and get the BEST rates for accommodation in Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore, traditions, in order to assimilate into society, and Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Taipei and elsewhere in Asia! became one of Southeast Asia's richest and most influential groups. 6. The National Museum of Singapore, just a short Daily, 10am – 6pm (Singapore Living Galleries walk away, is the city-state's largest, oldest and remain open until 8pm and admission is free during possibly most impressive museum, and certainly the last two hours). justifies a long visit... 6332 3659 / 5642, Website Nestled within a beautiful structure that incorporates the original 1887 Neo-Palladian & Renaissance Entrance fees apply buildings, with new extensions that use modern architecture of steel and glass, this fantastic museum Although Singapore has one of the best public- emphasizes on the history and the culture of transport systems in the world, taking the Singapore and its main feature, the "Singapore Singapore City Hop-on Hop-off Tour is highly History Gallery", can easily be titled as one of the recommended, as it takes you directly to the best attractions in town: It is just like a 'time tunnel' various attractions and saves you the time and where the visitor walks through dozens of beautifully hassle of waiting for a bus or walking… designed life-size displays that replicate scenes from the city's past... Many of these "scenes" tell the story of a particular historic event from the eyes of an 7. Singapore Art Museum (SAM), just a quick stroll unknown person who happened to live in Singapore from the national museum, specializes in modern at that time. and contemporary art, mostly from Singapore and Southeast Asia, and boasts one of the world's largest Tip: Arm yourself with a bit of patience if you really want to enjoy the visit to the Singapore History Gallery, as there's a lot collections of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. to see... Occupying a historic building with classic Other than the History Gallery, the museum boasts architectural motifs of a Mediterranean "palazzo" the four Singapore Living Galleries, which focus on that once housed one of Singapore's oldest Catholic subjects that shape the daily life of ordinary boys' schools, Singapore Art Museum exhibits more Singaporeans, like Food, Fashion, entertainment and than 5,000 pieces of art within its 14 galleries and Photography... houses plenty of international exhibitions, mainly from Asia but also from other parts of the world There are also some pretty good temporary (click here to see what exhibitions are currently on). exhibitions every now and again (visit their website if you want to know what is currently on). Rating: Explore Singapore's less known "gems" through Guided tours in English (at no extra charge) are our range of Unique Day Trips and Guided- available at 2pm on Monday, 11am and 2 pm on Walks ! Tuesday-Thursday, 11am 2pm and 7pm on Friday, 11am 2pm and 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday Rating: (Information on free guided tours). English guided tours of the Singapore History Gallery Getting there: The museum is right next to Bras are held at the following times: Monday – Friday Basah MRT Station (11am and 2pm), Saturday & Sunday (11:30am, 2pm and 3:30pm). These guided tours are at no extra cost Daily, 10am - 7pm (it stays open until 9pm on (Information on free guided tours) and you can also Fridays). take the self-guided tour, using your own mobile phone. 6332 3222, Website Getting there: The National Museum of Singapore is Entrance fees apply (Free admission on Friday night, on 93 Stamford Road. From Bras Basah MRT 6pm – 9pm) Station: Cross the open piazza towards Stamford Road and you will see the impressive Neo-Palladian building of the museum right in front of you. 8. Tiny Raffles Hotel Museum, on the 3rd floor of the 10. The ArtScience Museum, in Marina Bay Sands, is Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade, is where you can see the world's first ArtScience museum and one of the nostalgic paraphernalia from the history of city's main attractions. Singapore's most legendary hotel. Occupying an architecturally inspiring lotus-shaped Rating: building along Marina Bay's waterfront, this unique museum boasts over 50,000 square feet of galleries, Getting there: If coming from Bras Basah Rd., turn where the visitor is supposedly introduced to the left to North Bridge Road and enter the hotel from meeting points between art and science… there. The museum's only permanent exhibition, Daily, 10am – 7pm, Entrance is free, Website ArtScience, spreads across three galleries and is meant to take the visitor to a "Journey Through Do you know? We have a whole range of free Creativity" where he can explore the connections eBooks and mini-city-guides about Asia's most between the arts and the sciences, but although it is popular city destinations... Click HERE to view quite interesting and enchanting, it is actually the and download them. temporary exhibitions that make this museum so popular, including some world-class displays, like 9. Mint Museum of Toys, just across the street from Genghis Khan, Van Gogh Alive and Dalí: Mind of a the Raffles Hotel, is the world's first purpose-built Genius, which were all highly praised by visitors and toys museum and a must see for families with kids, critics alike. and to anyone who is still a child at heart. Discover Singapore with those who know it best! Click here to view our choice of city-tours and Occupying a tall and narrow building of five floors, activities. this fabulous museum It is not overwhelmingly big (Which is good news for those of you who museums are not their cup of tea), but is nonetheless packed Daily, 10am to 10pm (Last admission is at 9pm), with tens of thousands of nostalgic toys… From but might be closed to visitors, from time to time, vintage 19th century toys to "prehistoric" versions of due to a private function (take a look at their website Popeye, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Beatles before coming, just to be on the safe side). buttons and what not... Tickets are quite expensive for a museum, but then you have to remember it is a privately owned Rating: museum that relies mainly on temporary exhibitions (the best of which, to be more precise). What's Getting there: The museum is on 26 Seah Street. more, you are allowed to pay only for those From Bras Basah MRT Station: Walk along Bras Basah exhibitions you intend to see. Road for a few minutes, turn left to North Bridge Road and right to Seah Street, where you will see the The ticket also allows you to walk out of the museum entrance to the museum on your left. and come back later (on the same day), and if you happen to come over the weekend, you can join one Daily: 9:30am – 6:30pm of their free guided tours in English (first come first served). If you can't make it to the free guided tours, 6339 0660, Website you can take an interactive audio-visual guide from the Museum Box Office. Entrance fees apply For more details, visit the ArtScience Museum How to find the best deals in Asia ? website Instantly compare the world's leading hotel-websites How to get here? The museum is located within the and get the BEST rates for accommodation in Macau, Marina Bay Sands (Bayfront MRT Station is possibly Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Taipei and elsewhere in Asia! the most straightforward way of getting here) Rating: 11. Chinatown Heritage Centre: Narrow Pagoda Rating: Street, where Chinatown has started its life from, almost 200 years ago, was restored and the old Getting here: Corner of South Bridge Road and Sago houses where poor families of Chinese migrants had Street: From MRT Chinatown Station: Walk through to cram in tiny flats are now housing shops and Pagoda Street, turn right to South Bridge Road and cafés. after 2 – 3 minutes you will see the impressive building on your right. One of these heritage buildings has become a museum, called Chinatown Heritage Centre where The Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber you can learn about day-to-day life in Chinatown and open daily, 9am – 7pm, while the Emiment Sangha the hardships those newcomers had to deal with, Museum is open daily from 7am – 7pm including replicas of shops, houses and the unique characters who dwelled here many years ago... Website Rating: No entrance fees Getting here: The heritage centre is on 48 Pagoda St., 13. Singapore City Gallery is housed within the which is just a minute's walk from Chinatown MRT modern building of the Urban Redevelopment Stations Authority (URA Centre), just a couple of minutes' walk from Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Daily, 9am - 8pm (last admission is at 7pm) on the other side of Maxwell Road Food Centre, and displays large models of various urban developments 6221 9556, Website across the city-state, including Singapore's Central Area Model, which is one of the largest architectural Entrance fees apply models in the world. Touch screens and other interactive devices make Although Singapore has one of the best public- the visit an interesting experience, especially for the transport systems in the world, taking the young ones, and for those who architecture and city Singapore City Hop-on Hop-off Tour is highly planning are their thing. recommended, as it takes you directly to the various attractions and saves you the time and Rating: hassle of waiting for a bus or walking… Getting here: The City Gallery is on 45 Maxwell Road 12. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, just If coming from MRT Chinatown Station: Walk around the corner from Pagoda Street, displays through Pagoda Street, turn right to South Bridge hundreds of pieces of religious Buddhist artifacts and Road and after 2 – 3 minutes you will see the food- works of art from all over Asia... centre on your left hand side (almost opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum). Housed within an imposing red Chinese-style building, the Buddhist Culture Museum is located If coming from MRT Tanjong Pagar: Take exit G, turn next to the holly chamber where the relic of the left, cross the small garden, turn right to Maxwell tooth of the Buddha is kept, in a gold stupa, and Road and after a couple of minutes you will see the although it is fairly small, it boasts quite a few Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Building on fascinating exhibits that make it well worth visiting. your right There is another small museum in the building, called the Eminent Sangha Museum, which tells the life Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm stories of eminent monks who have achieved great accomplishments in Dharma teachings. Website Other than the two museums, the temple itself is Entrance is free (Guided English tours are available at rich in decoration arts and sculpture work. a small fee). 14. Red Dot Design Museum is just across the street 16. Nei Xue Tang Museum is a private "house from the Singapore City Gallery. museum" that boasts an amazing private collection of Buddhist arts and crafts, including hundreds of Nestled within a long and bright-red colonial building precious statues, figurines and other pieces of art which once housed Singapore's Traffic-Police from China, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia and other Headquarters, this is one of the world's only two Asian countries. "red dot design museums", where winners of the lucrative red dot product-design award display their Rating: masterpieces. How to get there: The museum is on 235 If product design is your thing, there is no doubt you Cantonment Road. If coming from Chinatown and will love it. Tanjong Pagar: Walk down Duxton Road to the end , turn right to Craig (You can also access Craig from Rating: Tanjong Pagar Road) and immediately left to Yan Kit Road. At the end of Yan Kit, turn right to Cantonment Getting here: The Red Dot Design Museum is on 28 Road and after a minute or two you will see the Maxwell Road (almost opposite the Singapore City museum on your right. Gallery – see instructions above). 10am - 5pm daily. 11am - 6 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 11am - 8pm on Saturday and Sunday (closed on 6372 0189, Website Wednesday and Thursday). Admission charges apply 6327 8027, Website Click HERE to find some of the best rates for Admission charges apply. hostels and low-cost accommodations in Singapore and Asia ! How to find the best deals in Asia ? 17. The Malay Heritage Centre in Kampong Glam Instantly compare the world's leading hotel-websites (Near Arab Street) is nestled within the imposing and get the BEST rates for accommodation in Macau, building that once was the palace of Ali Iskandar Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore, Shah, Sultan of Johor and the son of Hussein Shah, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Taipei and elsewhere in Asia! who authorized Raffles to build Singapore. It was built in 1835 by George Coleman, one of early Singapore's most famous architects, and combines 15. The Baba House, just a few minutes' walk from Palladian style with local Malay motifs. there, is a tiny museum that replicates a 19th century Peranakan home and allow visitors to experience the Nowadays, as mentioned, there is a Malay Heritage daily life of a traditional Perankan family, back in the Centre here (which is closed for renovations at the old days. time of writing), which boasts a nice museum where you can learn about the history and culture of Occupying a classic shophouse on Neil Road, the Singapore's Malay community. museum is operated by the National Museum of Singapore (NUS) and is opened only upon request, Rating: which means you will have to write an email to them, a week in advance, and ask them to arrange a visit How to get there: From Bugis MRT Station: Take for you… Email: email@example.com , Website exit-B, turn right to Victoria and start walking along the street, crossing Ophir Road and Arab Street, turn Rating: right to Jelan Pisang (second after Arab Street) and at the end of the short street turn left to North Bridge Getting there: The Baba House is on 157 Neil Road: Road and immediately right to Kandahar Street. After From Outram Park MRT Station, take exit G, turn left a couple of minutes you will see the compound's to New Bridge Road and left again, to Neil Road. gate on your left side.. Daily, 8am – 9pm (The museum is currently The chapel, in the middle of the open courtyard, is a closed for renovations). replica of similar chapels that were built by POWs across Southeast Asia during the war. 6391 0450, Website Rating: Admission is currently FREE How to get there: From MRT-Tanah Merah: Take bus See Singapore with those who know it BEST ! No. 2 (You can also take bus No. 29 from MRT- Tampiens). Both buses stop at the museum (after Women's Prison / opposite Changi Heights 18. The Malay Village, in Geylang Serai, purports to condominium). replicate a traditional Malay "Kampong" (village), just like the ones that covered Singapore and its environs Daily, 9:30am - 5pm more than a century ago, and although it is somewhat of a kitschy cliché, it is worth a visit all the 6214 2451, Website same, especially if you are in the area anyway... Entrance is free Other than a cluster of traditional Malay houses, you can see the day-to-day paraphernalia of the villagers, a life sized scene of a traditional Malay wedding, arts 20. Science Centre Singapore, as its name suggests, and crafts and so on... There is also a small museum is a science museum, which means it is particularly and some shops and restaurants within the complex. recommended for families with teenage kids, although it is popular among people of all ages... Rating: Spreading over eight galleries, this fantastic museum How to get there: The Malay Village is on the corner displays every aspect of technology and science, of Geylang Serai and Sims Ave.: From MRT-Paya from optical illusions to space science and from Lebar: kinetic energy to robotics… Turn right to Eunos Road and almost immediately left to Sims Avenue (after you have crossed it). Walk The Centre also operates an IMAX cinema, called the along Sims Avenue for a couple of minutes, passing Omni Theatre, where you can watch some excellent an open carpark and then turn right, to Engku Aman 40 minute documentaries on various scientific topics, Road, where you will see the entrance to the like research of the deep sea, discovery of Mars and "village" on your left (All in all, it's less than a 10 more... The movies play every round hour, from minutes' walk). 10am to 8pm Daily, 10am – 10pm. Rating: 6848 7040, Website How to get there: From MRT-Jurong East: Walk out of the station through the covered walkway, to No entrance fee (Unless you want to enter the small Jurong East Street 13, cross it and proceed strait museum) along the covered path, between the buildings (Block No. 135 should be on your right) until you reach a big The "Singapore Flexi Pack" allows you to save junction. The Science Centre is on its other side (less over 40% on Singapore's BEST attractions and than 10 minutes' walk). sightseeing. Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm, closed on 19. Changi Chapel & Museum: Dedicated to those Mondays (unless a Monday falls on a public holiday). World War II POWs (prisoners of war), civilians and soldiers alike, who managed to survive the horrors of 6425 2500, Website, Information about Japanese captivity, this small museum displays their discounted combo-tickets (with Snow City) personal effects, including letters, photographs and paintings they drew while in captivity. Entry fee applies 21. NUS Museum, the museum of the National 23. The Maritime Experiential Museum & University of Singapore (NUS), specializes in both Aquarium, in Resorts World Sentosa, focuses on the ancient and modern art collections from China, history of ancient maritime trade in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia and the Far East. The permanent and tells the story of a 9th century Arab merchant exhibitions boast Peranakan artifacts and Chinese ship which wrecked in the Java Sea, while sailing calligraphy, among other pieces… from China back to the Middle East and became known as the "Belitung shipwreck"… Rating: Other than an accurate reproduction of the Arab How to get there: From the bus interchange, next to dhow ship, there are hundreds of artifacts that were MRT-Clementi: Take route No. 96 and alight at a bus- salvaged from the shipwreck on display, as well as stop called "NUS Raffles Hall", which is just a few models of other ancient vessels, and a "Typhoon steps from the University Cultural Centre, where the Theatre" where visitors get the taste of sailing museum is. through a storm... Daily, except Monday, 10am – 7:30pm (until 6pm Rating: on Sunday). How to get there: The museum is located within FREE entry, Website Resorts World Sentosa (Click HERE for instructions on how to get there). Discover Singapore with those who know it best! Daily, 10am - 7pm, (till 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays Click here to view our choice of city-tours and and Sundays). activities. Website 22. Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens) and Hua The "Singapore City Pass" makes a good choice Song Museum: Better known by its old name, Tiger for those who want to explore the city by Balm Garden, Haw Par Villa is a theme park where themselves, with a full day of unlimited Hop On folktales from the Chinese mythology are presented Hop Off Bus sightseeing, as well as well as a trip through nearly a thousand dioramas and life size on an amphibious vehicle. sculptures, and although many of the exhibits are fairly kitschy, the park is well worth visiting. 24. Images of Singapore, in Sentosa, is a beautiful museum that takes the visitor through the history of The garden was originally built in the 1930s by two Singapore, from the 14th century onwards, through a Chinese brothers, who amassed a fortune thanks to a series of "scenes" where life size tableaus depict popular heat rub they introduced (That is the Tiger major events in the city-state's history, as well as Balm, after which the garden is named) and there is through other multi-media displays which make the also a small museum here (quite recommended), visit more interesting and enhance the experience of which is dedicated to Chinese communities around "being there"... Legends, folktales and actual historic the world and shows how these communities events are all woven together, creating quite a developed and contributed to their new societies... unique experience... Rating: Rating: How to get there: Right next to Haw Par Villa MRT How to get there: The museum is located near cable- Station (on the Circle Line). car plaza / Imbiah Station, in the centre of Sentosa (Click HERE for instructions on how to get there). Daily, 9am - 7pm (Hua Song Museum is open daily, except Monday, from 9am to 6pm). Daily, 9am - 7pm The entrance to the garden is free, although there is Website a small fee if you wish to visit the Hua Song Museum (click here for more info). Admission fees apply 25. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, also in Sentosa How to get there: Located in the central part of (and just a heartbeat from "Images of Singapore"), Sentosa, next to Cable Car Plaza and just a few steps displays thousands of unique butterflies and exotic from Imbiah Station (Monorail): Click HERE for insects, including real "monsters" from Southeast instructions on how to get there Asia's fast vanishing jungles. Daily, 9am - 7pm There is also an outdoor section where you can walk amidst the lush tropical vegetation and see hundreds 6275 0013, Website of species of amazingly beautiful butterflies. Admission fees apply Rating: The See Singapore Attraction Pass can save a lot of money for those of you who wish to make the most of their precious holiday time… You can take a Singapore River Cruise, or ride the world’s largest observation wheel, visit one (or more) of Singapore's fantastic museums, see the world's largest collection of tropical orchids at the National Orchid Garden, visit Jurong's BirdPark and Singapore Zoo, join a guided walking tour and much more… Click here to view all our FREE travel eBooks of Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Bangkok Copyright © 2012 Asia-Pacific Guides Ltd. All rights reserved