Maritime Experiential Museum

Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

A tourist experience focused on the sea, marine life and maritime journeys

Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

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Project Type
New Construction, Museum, Tourist Attraction, Marina

Sustainability Certifications
BCA Gold Plus Green Mark

Professional Credits
Associate Architect: DP Architects
Exhibit Designer: Ralph Appelbaum Associates

History of The Maritime Silk Route

Supporting family activities that educate and entertain, the Museum draws on Singapore’s history as a port of call on the Maritime Silk Route through the Strait of Malacca connecting Indian and Pacific Oceans. We located the Museum at the waterfront, where it creates a dramatic first impression, especially when lit at night. Its form — reminiscent of the hull of a ship – introduces the theme of the Museum. Next door, a working marina showcases examples of sea-going vessels.

Seagoing and Storytelling

Inside, the exhibits immerse visitors in stories of the Silk Route, renowned seafarers and legendary pirates through 15 thematic galleries, interactive installations and a multi-sensory Typhoon Theatre. Outdoors, the adjacent Showplace Theater at the base of Universal Plaza seats 2,000 people on large stone steps where they view a nightly sound and light show in the water. Seen from across the bay, the show epitomizes the fun and drama of the resort.   

Visitors explore the Maritime Silk Route of past eras

Karen Nichols, FAIA

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