The Mummy Returns

Ever heard of the famous terracotta warriors ?  Well, if you watched the hollywood movie  “The Mummy” , “The Mummy Returns”  , this exhibit is a big deal for you …. lifesize or shall i say larger than life terracotta statues were on full display … a once in a lifetime exhibit at Asian Civilisations Museum.  I was so lucky i was in Singapore when the exhibit was on full blast,  whew!  talk about coincidences. hehehe.

Although i’ve been in Singapore several times, it’s  actually on my 4th visit that i tried visiting Asian Civilisations Musuem and i enjoyed it.

Their tagline  “Discovering Asia Through Ourselves and Others”  live up to its name.… One can see ancient gold jewelries, dioramas,  statues from thailand,  india and tibet,  knife blades from malaysia  , other asian countries’ artifacts …. all things related to history and culture of asian civilizations.  goldjewelries

Authentic Antique Gold Jewelries – used by the sultans of ancient asians

I  love the part showing a japanese woman carrying her red bag…… reminds me of  carrie bradshaw with her manolo blahnik shoes, only this time it is not the shoes but the bag.  Who says they don’t have Hermes or LVs  way back?  I call this photo  “The Ancient Divas.” 

fashion divas

Although i alloted only an hour to visit this musuem because my next stop would be  Singapore’s Philatelic Musuem  (a haven for philatelists/stamp collectors) and the National Musuem of Singapore (although i visited this twice, i still want to drop by) ,  i actually ended up 3 hours on this place.  So many interesting things to see, my time management adherence was totally ruined. miniwarriors

Mini warriors or i call them “The  Boy Scouts of  the Past”.  🙂


singapore name



Ever wondered how Singapore was named?  Good thing i drop by in this musuem or else i’ll never know.

So many things to show here but cliche as it may sound , you can’t have everything in just one heaping…… 🙂    Book that flight and go anywhere you like.  Enjoy and Take Care on your journey.



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