After the recent excursion to the National Museum which we enjoyed tremendously, we decided to check out the local museum scene further…..
We picked ACM as our next destination because that’s where my youngest sis works and she had sweetly left a note at the ticketing counter to issue complimentary tickets for ‘a Mr. Chan and two guests’. :D
Prior to entering, we had late lunch at the hotel across the river. Afternoon tea at the courtyard was enticing but we were running out of time plus it wouldn’t be relaxing with a baby anyway and so he paid twenty over bucks for mediocre bak kut teh while I had a similarly priced club sandwich. The decadent looking chocolate caramel tart was a disappointment, too much caramel not enough chocolate!
There are simply too many exhibitions and it would easily take half a day to slowly explore.
We were transported to various parts of Asia as we strolled the many gallaries showcasing cultures of Southeast Asia, China, West and South Asia and made a cursory stop at the special exhibition featuring Indian textile trade. My interest in bowls and platters gravitated us to the other special exhibition–The Tang Shipwreck: Gold and Ceramics from 9th century China–where we lingered a little longer taking in the many exquisite Chinese ceramics ranging from white ware from the Xing kilns of Hebei province, Chinese blue-and-white wares as well as everyday items belonging to the crew. We also managed to browse the Singapore River Gallery and the exhibit featuring artfully taken photographs of the old Supreme Court.
All these well under 2.5 hours. Baby paced I call this.
Thank you 小姨 for the fun-filled Saturday afternoon!