We made a visit to the Maritime Experiential Museum We had some free tickets as part of our RWS package. You can get the tickets at the ticket booth outside the museum. The museum is located near the Crane Dance.
Interestingly there is the word Aquarium on the entrance (see picture) but we did not managed to see any live fishes there. Would this be a new attraction that has yet to be added?
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|The Bao Chuan|
We were greeted by a life-sized replica of Admiral Zheng He’s Treasure Ship (Bao Chuan) and his great fleet (next to the Ship). The great fleet was impressive as it seems to float in the air next to the Boa Chuan.
|The Great Fleet|
We were greeted by the SOUK. It is the maritime trade routes in the museum that is divided into 8 ports of call. We were fascinated by the sights, smells, sounds, cultures and the interesting stories about these ports. The SOUK is a long corridor that is flank by interactive kiosks and exhibits. It is an interesting way to learn about maritime trade in Asia. We like the fact that we can touch most exhibits along the way.
|Pirates of the East|
There were other exhibits as well. We like the fact that we can get up close and personal with the exhibits. It is a boon to curious kids like us who like to grab everything in sight.
|A new friend|
|Wayang Kulit Puppets|
Zheng He is born a Chinese Muslim in Yunnan Province and later appointed as Admiral Zheng He (1371-1435), he was known as a great Chinese navigator during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He led seven voyages between 1405-1433, which was probably the largest and most sustained series of naval expeditions.
There are interactive nautical charts that allows us to plot Zheng He's voyages. In addition, we get to learn about the 4 main explorers of the maritime silk route
|Description of the famous explorers|
There were some drums exhibits in the SOUK. We decided to put a mini performances there.
There is an impressive Cross-Section of the Bao Chuan that is visible as we travel down the SOUK
|Boa Chuan Interior|
|Preparing for battle|
|Signing of treaty|
|Ok, sign here please!|
After the fight, we continue to explore the exhibits . We liked the interior view of Bao Chuan.
We came across an exhibit of a hanging man (we find it too gross to put a picture up here) Do be warned; it is not a pretty sight for kids.
|Bao Chuan Interior|
There are other sections that we had opt to skip. They are the typhoon theater as well as historical ships exhibits (Outside the museum). The typhoon theater will cost extra.
|Bao Chuan Show|
The Little Details
Maritime Experiential Museum
Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway
10 am to 7pm (weekdays)*
10 am to 9pm (Weekends)
*except on selected dates
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