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Asian Civilisations Museum named top in Singapore by travel website TripAdvisor

The Straits Times | Lisabel Ting | Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

The museum was lauded for its well-written description of artefacts, as well as how its collection highlights the differences in Asian cultures.


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Here is the press release from TripAdvisor:

SINGAPORE- Travel site TripAdvisor announced its Travellers' Choice awards for Museums around the globe on Tuesday. The top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Europe, South America, South Pacific, the UK, the US and Singapore were identified.

"Some of the world's most significant cultural institutions are represented within the Travellers' Choice Museums thanks to the feedback shared by millions of travellers around the world," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Featuring some of the world's finest art, scientific discoveries and historical events, these world-class attractions offer both educational and enriching experiences."

Travellers' Choice awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

The Asian Civilisations Museum was named the top museum in Singapore and ranked ninth in Asia. Changi Chapel and Museum also made it to the Asia list, taking the 13th spot

"We are delighted to be recognised as one of Singapore's top museums by TripAdvisor travellers, and thank them for their support. The Asian Civilisations Museum reflects the diverse heritage of Singapore's people and provides an opportunity for visitors to explore the interconnections between Asian cultures," said Dr Alan Chong, director of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

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