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Genghis Khan Exhibition at ArtScience Museum Singapore

Singapore Genghis Khan Exhibition
The much awaited Genghis Khan Exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore is the first ever show at the newly opened art science museum from Marina Bay Sands.

It was also officially launched by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and owner of Sands Corporation on the 17th of February 2011 to the media and public.

As I was one of the pre-selected media to go on the first tour before the grand opening, we were treated to a full experience from the museum director and curator of the Genghis Khan Exhibition which is currently the largest collection of artifacts ever assembled.

Genghis Khan Exhibition at ArtScience Museum

Exhibition for Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan Statue

The first thing we saw once the glass elevator doors opened was a replica bronze statue of Genghis Khan sitting there with a serious face.

We were told that this replica was an exact one which is five times the size located at the entrance of the parliament building in Mongolia.

The curators then gave us a very detailed walk through on this 1500 square meter exhibition and how rare it was especially with many artifacts being brought in for the first time in Southeast Asia. 

Video of Genghis Khan Exhibition in Singapore

Your journey here takes you back to 13th century Mongolia where all sorts of rare artifacts, costumes, armory, weaponry and  even home lifestyle is on display here.

As this is an interactive exhibition, you will be treated with videos, computer touch screens, actual contact with a life sized 'Ger' or Mongolian tent home and more.

It also appeals to both adults and children so be prepared to be transformed into historical Mongolia here. A full visit to this exhibition would take you about an hour to hour half.

If I gave you every detail, you would not need to visit the art science museum for this show so below are some pictures and videos I took during my grand opening preview of the Genghis Khan Exhibition in Singapore.

 Part of the exhibition rooms

13th century passport

Genghis Khan Exhibition Singapore
Mongolian Warriors in full armor and horseback 

Genghis Khan 13th Century Warriors on HD Video

Exhibition for Genghis Khan
An antique saddle used by the Mongolian Warriors

Some of the ancient swords and weapons on display

Mongolian Gar Video in HD with Curator Don Lessem Talking

A modern 'Ger' or Mongolian Home

Mummified body of a Mongolian aristocrat on display, a very rare collection here

Genghis Khan: The Exhibition will be on show from 17th February till 10th April 2011.

Organiser: It is organised by Don Lessem, president of Exhibits Rex, Inc., with curatorial consultation by leading Genghis Khan experts: Dr. William Fitzhugh (the Smithsonian Institution); Dr. Morris Rossabi (Columbia University); and Dr William Honeychurch (Yale University) in cooperation with the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 

Ticket Prices for ArtScience Museum Singapore;

Admission Charges (Prices in Singapore Dollars, inclusive of 7% GST and SISTIC booking fee)
  • Adult - $30.00
  • Senior (65 years +) - $27.00
  • Child (2 - 12 years) - $17.00
  • School Group* - $10.00
  • Group Sales* - $24.50
  • * Minimum purchase of 25 tickets
Opening Times for ArtScience Museum Singapore;

Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm daily (last admission at 9.00 pm)


To be very honest, I found the overall experience here quite different compared to the usual museum or attractions offered at other places.

This 'Lotus-Inspired' building located at the Marina Bay Sands was something unique to see and explore.

If you love museums or want to do something absolutely different while in the island republic, I would recommend you and your family pay a visit here to experience the Genghis Khan Exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore.


CathJ said...


Malaysia Asia said...

It is Cath, if you're ever in Singapore, please do take the family to see the Genghis Khan Exhibition at the ArtScience Gallery. You'll love it!

Laurel said...

It looks like a wonderful exhibition, and the mummy looks especially interesting.

Malaysia Asia said...

Laurel, it is a really great exhibition. If you have the chance, do try and catch it. I personally found it very educational.

Hotel Southern said...

Exciting exhibition...

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