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“Educational Experience”

The Maritime Experiential Museum
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Owner description: An innovative, interactive and multi-sensorial museum, The Maritime Experiential Museum is the only museum in Singapore where visitors can experience Asia’s rich maritime history and discover Singapore’s past as a trading port. This trip back in time begins along the ancient Maritime Silk Route, which recreates the sights, sounds and scents of the bustling bazaars and where you can interact with the exhibits. See a fascinating trove of precious artefacts from the Bakau shipwreck and Temasek archaeological site that can be found at the Maritime Archaeology Gallery. View life-sized ship replicas of Asian sailing vessels from the docks at the Historic Ship Harbour, and learn more about Asia’s maritime and cultural heritage through the museum’s education programmes. This unforgettable visit ends on a nail-biting note in the 360º multimedia Typhoon Theatre where visitors ‘board’ a sailing ship and encounter a perilous storm. The most amazing voyage of discovery awaits at The Maritime Experiential Museum.
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“Educational Experience”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Had an enjoyable time looking through the exhibits with touch screen games with the family. We felt as if we were transported back to days of old. The Typhoon show was excellent & definitely strongly recommended!!!

Visited June 2012
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“Museum of Replica Zheng He”
Reviewed 3 June 2012

MEM is located just in short distance from Universal Studio's gate.
Nothing is you can see here, only replica, replica and replica from its original artifacts, so I think the word of "museum" is not precise.
It is advisable that you should visit each origin countries to experience the true and real artifacts. For instance, you can visit Semarang city (Indonesia), therefrom you can see Zheng He's statue (the biggest in the world) and his headquarter (situated at Sam Poo Kong temple).

However, it's delightful to see the effort of Singapore, how they appreciate South East Asian maritime history (silk pathway of admiral Zheng He or Cheng Ho). MEM's staffs were all friendly and helpful!

Visited May 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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“An OK Museum, more glitz than substance but still a worthwhile visit”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

The Maritime Experiential Museum (MEM) is located at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. Not sure where this is? It's right across from Universal Studios Singapore. The museum (minus the aquarium that's yet to be completed) makes for quite an interesting and enlightening visit. Sited in a building shaped to mimic an upturned ship, the experience is quite awe-inducing with the huge expansive space inside.

It isn't really that big though and to me, the visit can be divided into 4 key experiences:

- The ground floor museum
- The Typhoon Theatre (additional admission fee required)
- The basement level museum
- The gift shop

All in all, you can get through the entire visit in probably an hour.

Generally, the subject matter did not quite interest me very much. There is however a nice balance between large space-maximised experiences like the recreated ship, and small technology exhibits like touch tables. Throw in a couple of costumed floor staff and the experience is sufficiently interesting for most.

The Typhoon Theatre is an expensive outfit designed to let you experience the drama and tragedy of sea faring back in the day. With a back-story, flashy visuals, light-sound effects, and sprays of water against turbulent winds, it's an enjoyable sit-in experience. FYI, the admission fee for the Typhoon Theatre (SGD 6) is higher than museum admission (SGD 5).
I visited the MEM while at a conference so the visit was free. Would I pay? I would and especially would try to get on board the rebuilt ship that's in the docks (yes, it's on water!). Am not sure if the tours are free or charged but nothing beats the 'real' thing. As for the museum and theatre, it's ok to spend an hour or two and the gift shop's lots of fun. However, at the end of the day, I have a sneaking suspicion that the MEM is one of those things developers throw in to please the local authorities but that's my own personal opinion.

Visited April 2012
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“Better than expected”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

At first it looks like it could be boring, but wow, can't believe how good it was, did it twice in 2 consecutive days...the Tythoon Theatre was great, very good show, will be returning !

Visited May 2012
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Luzon, Philippines
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“so so museum”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

got this as a complimentary ticket from universal studios, the museum is not yet fully completed. Not a waste of time, you should drop by when you're in sentosa.

Visited May 2012
Thank K Y
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