With the Maritime Experiential Museum in Resorts World Sentosa making a comeback earlier this year, we’ve listed 3 reasons why this is an exciting experience that you shouldn’t miss.
Whether you wish to live out your childhood dreams of braving the vast, open seas as a pirate or a maritime explorer or just to simply feed your curious inner geek a taste of what life was like back in the era of the Maritime Silk Route, there’s surely something for everyone to look forward to in this one of a kind experiential museum in Singapore:
3 Reasons Why the Maritime Experiential Museum is a Must-See:
- You don’t just get a visual treat but the whole experiential package.
When people go in a museum, they expect to find amazing art pieces, models, and artefacts. However, you don’t just get the visual part when you visit this museum. Check out the museum’s Ports of Call and get immersed in the sights and smells of some of the most prolific 14th Century ports such as those in Calicut, Malacca, Oman, and Quanzhou. And here’s the thing – not only will you get to see what commere was like during that time, you can also bask in the glory of the trade by getting a personal feel of the spices and perfumes that revolutionized the trade and redefined the borders of the world.
Tip: Be sure to dress up for your visit as there will be plenty of interesting spots you can snap Instagram-worthy shots at.
- Learn useful new skills such as reading nautical charts and using a mariner’s compass.
What makes an experience interesting and worthwhile is when you learn or gain something new coming off it, and that is just what you’d get from this unique museum. If you think you won’t ever get better at reading maps and navigation, try learning with nautical charts and a sail compass on hand in the Lower Deck. It’s definitely going to be a unique experience that would give you a new appreciation of the lost trade… and clever skills such as tying knots.
- Get in a once in a lifetime adventure where history meets technology.
If you hear the word ‘history’, most people would typically imagine tall stacks of thick books and long readings that would drag on for hours ‘til your eyes pop out of their sockets from boredom. But check that. Imagine reliving an important period in history through holograms and witnessing spectacular model vessels of the Borobudur ship, the Javanese jong, and the Chinese junk, and then getting on the ride of your life at the Typhoon Theatre (for an additional fee of S$3.00) where you will get to feel what it’s truly like to sail through treacherous waters as if your life depended on it! This experiential museum takes multimedia arts to give history an exciting twist that is one for the books.
Going by the museum’s branding, all this talk won’t really cut it unless you experience the museum for yourself. But if these insights can give you any assurance of some sort, it is that there are plenty of things to see and try at the Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa.
For more information and ticket prices, check out the museum’s official website.