Singapore is a relatively young country in south East Asia which has developed in to a thriving financial hot spot in the world. A former British Colony, Singapore at present is a city of diverse ethnicity and culture with colonial buildings over shadowed by sky scrapers and well laid out and orderly roadways. Singaporeans are known for their courteousness and work ethics.
To embark on a journey of discovery when visiting Singapore a landmark of historical value to visit is the Maritime museum, also known as the Maritime Experiential Museum which has been built as a show case to maritime history in Asia. It is located at the Resorts Sentosa, Singapore, to house the ‘Jewel of Muscat’ and 60,000 artifacts salvaged from the Belitung shipwreck along with other maritime exhibits, and 360 degree multi sensory Typhoon theater,
The Belitung shipwreck was discovered by fishermen in 1998, and when it was excavated by Tillman Walker Fang, a New Zeelender, its cargo of 60,000 artifacts were still miraculously in place. The priceless artifacts displayed at the museum is said to have been purchased at $32 dollars. The centerpiece of the Maritime Museum is the magnificent Dhow ship ‘Jewel of Muscat’ which is the exact replica of the Arabian Dhow ship which was sea wrecked. Presented to government and people of Singapore by the Sultanate of Oman, ‘The Jewel of Muscut’ had sailed from Oman on the same maritime silk route taken by the original Dhow ship. A fine example of Ship building skills, material and techniques used for ship building of ancient times, the ‘ Jewel of Muscat’ takes pride of place along with the life size replica of Admiral Zang Hes treasure ship and fleet. The eight ports of call souks gives a real life experience of different cultures and people along the silk route and an exciting sea voyage complete with souk markets which ends in a ship wreck at Typhoon theater.
Nestled amongst the modern architecture of the city is the historical icon the Raffles Hotel Singapore which will transport you to an era of grandeur. An intoxicating blend of history, luxury, and colonial ambience, this Singapore hotel epitomizes the romance of the Far East. Liveried Sikh doormen welcome you to the wide range of suites equipped with luxury and comfort facilities. The hotel also offers many wellness and recreational services making it an ideal luxury hotel Singapore to unwind it.