Singapore’s latest museum, the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA) is due to open its door to visitors on 15 October 2011 at the Resorts World Sentosa. This is something that visitors interested in the maritime history of Asia can look forward to.
The exhibits on display will be highly interactive, and include an ensemble of musical instruments to engage the visitors. Its maritime theme environment includes the famed Admiral Zheng He’s treasure ship, the mighty Bao Chuan, which will take us back to the exploits of his epic voyages in the 15th century. With more than 400 relics on display, the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium is the first museum to showcase the maritime history of Asia.
Next is the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a 9th century Arab dhow that was a gift from the Sultanate of Oman to Singapore. The Jewel of Muscat will be housed permanently at MEMA, where visitors can learn about its construction and historic voyage from Oman to Singapore.
Then there is the Typhoon Theatre, a 150-seat 360-degree multimedia theatre, where visitors can imagine embarking on a sailing ship and taken on a perilous sea journey to Arabia.
Admission to the museum for adult is S$5, and to the Typhoon Theatre another S$6.
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