Sunday

Maritime Silk Route Museum - Singapore

I didn't want to go to the Universal Studio, Singapore for the 2nd time, even if it meant I had to hang alone by myself at Resort World Sentosa. Luckily, there was a new attraction, Maritime Experimental Museum and Aquarium. When I purchased the entrance and the Typhoon show tickets (SG $5 & $6), I was told that the aquarium is still under construction!

Entrance - For SOOC.

The museum tries to portray the significance of Admiral Zhen He's seven voyages in the ancient maritime silk route. In those days, this maritime route was equally important like the silk road route that linked East to West.

This maritime route stretches from the South China sea, across the Indian Ocean and connects to the Roman Empire along the Red sea. It is considered as the oldest trade route since 200 BCE. Besides trade, it also helped in nourishing International relationships and cultural exchange.

This museum houses some of the artifacts collected from 8 major ports along this route and in this post I try to picturize my experience!

Chinese navigation instruments - Qunazhou, China

Bamboo products from - Qui Nhon, Vietnam

Colorful puppets - Palembang, Indonesia

Model Ship - Melaka, Malaysia

Mats and vessels - Galle, Srilanka

Snake Charmer - Calicut, India

Arabian Navigation aid Kamal - Muscat, Oman

Exotic products and animals - Malindi, Kenya

It had some interactive displays and games, which reflects ancient mariners life. The interior of the museum was interesting as well!

Miniature ships hanging in midair 

And the souvenir shop curios...

Gift items - exorbitantly priced^^

As for the typhoon show, well, you can watch it once, especially for that starlit ocean view. However, the typhoon and underwater experience was below average, anyway here is a shot that I took before and after the show.

Typhoon Theater, before the Show - Chinese village view

Typhoon Theater after the Show - Under the ocean view

10 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome shots! Love them all. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought

Fotografaire said...

What a wonderful triptic. Lovely images.

SmilingSally said...

Looking for blue.

Happy Blue Monday to you!

VaishVijay said...

@ Smiling Sally - Please note that the last shot is fully blue and pics 4, 5, n 6 too has various shades of blues!

Kim, USA said...

Awesome shots!

My Blue

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good Tuesday.
/ Hanne Bente
www.finus.dk

Arija said...

A great tour of the museum, so well documented with pictures.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You got to take great photos! Wow! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/OWT

FotoAnna said...

Love your tour through the museum and love your pictures!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Dimple said...

Interesting place, I love the mid-air boats!

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