|Embark on an exciting journey to discover the Southeast Asia’s maritime trade between the East and the West from the 9th to 19th century. Featuring more than 400 objects, the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (海事博物馆及水族馆) is the first and only museum in Singapore dedicated to showcase the history of ancient maritime trade.
Marvel at Admiral Zheng He's massive Treasure Ship (Bao Chuan) and learn about his epic voyages from China to the ‘Western Ocean’. Check out the ports of call, the exotic bazaars (Souks) and cultural emporium which Admiral Zheng He and other Asian explorers visited along the Maritime Silk Route.
Be awed and fascinated by the Jewel of Muscat, a reconstruction of a 9th-century dhow - a gift from the Omani government to the people of Singapore. Find out more about maritime archaeology and conservation, shipwrecks and sunken cargoes and early Singapore’s role as an important entrepot in the 14th century.. Sail your own ship, barter trade, read positions with ancient navigation tools and play many other games at the interactive kiosks. More adventures await you – historic ships, typhoons, shipwrecks and exciting tales of explorers and traders.
Experience a shipwreck in the 360-degree multi-sensory Typhoon Theatre.
The Jewel of Muscat is an accurate reproduction of the Arab dhow ship presented by the Sultanate of Oman to the government and people of Singapore after its arrival after recreating part of the Belitung ships's route from Oman to Indonesia.
The artefacts, purchased by the Sentosa Leisure Group in 2005, are on loan to the Singapore Tourism Board. The Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA) will support research and conservation and opened on 15 October 2011. The Aquarium is coming your way in 2012.
There is a Maritime Voyage Tour - Embark on a journey of knowledge with our museum guide as you travel through the different ports and learn about South-East Asian Maritime history as well as Admiral Zheng He and his voyages. Adult (Ages 13-64) at $21, Child (Ages 4-12) at $18, and Senior Citizen at $16. Tours are available daily at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.00pm. Tour time is approximately 1.5 hrs. There are other Public and Children Programmes, check out their website for more information.