Thursday, June 28, 2007


Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, located within the premises of the National University of Singapore, is the NUS Museum. This museum houses the following three art collections: The Chinese art collection displayed at the Lee Kong Chian Art Museum, the South and Southeast Asian collection displayed at the South and Southeast Asian Gallery, and the Ng Eng Teng collection.

You can access this wonderful facility through the freezing-cold NUS Cultural Centre. Entrance is free and it's alright to take photos (no flash please). The staff are very courteous and leave you alone to enjoy the rest of the exhibit.

7,000 years of Chinese art is on permanent display here at NUS.

A pillow. Must be a reason for headaches in the mornings. Kidding!

A demon to guard tombs.
A collection of Ming and Tang dynasty plates. Fantastic, 'no?

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate."

This one is a photo exhibit of Asian families in their new homes - new countries. The subjects were mostly Malays and Indonesians. An extensive collection of photos of living rooms are also on display. There probably were 1,000 photos here, enough to make one's head swirl.

I think this is by Ng Eng Teng, Singapore's foremost sculptor.

A woodblock print by Lim Mu Hue (1960s)

Thanks to NUS for the warm welcome. Hope to visit again soon!

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