Discover and explore the newly-reopen of Maritime Experiential Museum from 29 December 2017 at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). This newest attraction showcases one of its kind in Singapore dedicated to the exploration of the iconic maritime Silk Route.
It showcases 15 unique galleries including 5 brand new zones featuring never-before-seen content and installations in the Maritime Experiential Museum. Guests will get a chance to experience the multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits and plenty of stunning Instagram-worthy displays.
Before hopping on an epic journey in the Maritime Experiential Museum, guests will first be greeted by the 4 world-famous seafarers in the briefing room. All guests will embark on the maritime adventure through the eyes of Marco Polo, the merchant from Venice; Sang Nila Utama, Palembang prince and founder of Singapura; Ibn Battuta, Moroccan scholar and explorer; and Zheng He, Chinese admiral and fleet commander.
Next, a vibrant marketplace at The Flavours of Maritime Silk Route depicts how precious merchandise such as silk, spices and gemstones were so highly sought after that traders were willing to risk their lives for them.
Guests can continue their journey and marvel at the Jewel of Muscat – designed like a 9th century Arabian Dhow – which made a tumultuous 138-day voyage from Oman to Singapore in 2010 using ancient navigational methods with a crew of 15. The immersive Typhoon Theater, a must-see anchor attraction, simulates a sinking ship in a treacherous storm, letting guests face the wrath of the sea before descending into the depths of the ocean.
Check out the 5 New Zones here:
Learning to Navigate
The art and science of navigation come alive here through a collection of informative and hands-on exhibits. Guests can learn key skills such as map reading, navigation and the intricacies of tying mariners’ knots; all essential prerequisites to be an explorer of the high seas.
Guests are thrown into the thick of action as the intense drama unfolds onboard a burning ship invaded by pirates. This gallery showcases multi-level decks and uses projection technology to allow guests to relive the perilous journeys of seafarers.
Maritime Coin History
The limitations of barter trading led to the emergence of money. Discover the myriad of currencies used in the Maritime Silk Route and the intriguing process of coin-making such as the differences between Chinese and European coin production, and understand the evolutionary timeline of this important intermediary in the exchange of goods and services.
Ports of Call
Take a walk through the four bustling ports of Quanzhou, Oman, Calicut and Malacca that link China with the Middle East and Europe, and discover their rich heritage. Through faithfully recreated exhibits which encompass multi-sensory engaging elements, from the smells of spices and perfumes to the beautiful architecture and traditional 14th century settings, guests will be treated to an eye-opening whirlwind tour of these four major cities.
Singapore Maritime Legacy
Discover the story of how Singapore came to be the thriving port metropolis that it is now and learn how its strategic trading location in the Maritime Silk Route catapulted its emergence in trade and economy. Relive the rich history through beautifully preserved archive images and videos and understand how the Singapore port has played a significant role in the country’s development into a first world economy in one generation.
The Maritime Experiential Museum opens to the public on Friday, 29 December 2017 daily from 10pm to 7pm. Singapore residents will enjoy the special opening admission rates at S$9 and S$6 for an adult and a child respectively. Senior citizen tickets are available at S$5 each. Guests can enjoy the Typhoon Theater experience at an additional fee of S$3 per person.
Singapore residents can also purchase tickets to both the Maritime Experiential Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium at special opening admission rates of S$39 and S$25 for an adult and a child respectively.