Monday, March 25, 2013

Enlightened Ways at Asian Civilisations Museum

Last weekend we made a trip to Asian Civilisations museum. On the way there, we came upon an old school playground at Raffles Place!

To my surprise, it was an exhibition! There were swings, see-saws, picnic tables, benches and even a mini merry-go-round! The temporary exhibits will only be there for two months before heading to East Coast in June, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in August then making the final stop at the Singapore Botanic Gardens in November.

I actually waited to take photos of the see-saws and merry-go-round, but they were occupied all the time, so we continued our trip to the museum instead.

As soon as we arrived, we were guided to the Gallery, which happened to have a traditional Thai dance performance at that time.

In the Shaw Foyer, there was a talk by Venerable B.Dhammaratana about Buddhist Practices.

There was a Stupa exhibition at the Shaw Foyer as well.

We continued exploring and I was awed when I entered the Salak Yom, Trees of Gifts from Thailand exhibition. These trees are exploding with colors. I love colors!

In that exhibition, we learned to weave our own bamboo fish in the Salak Yom tradition.

We also participated in another activity called Wish Upon A Fish! Lg's wishes are hilarious and he had three wishes!!!!

The main exhibition, Enlightened Ways: The many streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand.

This exhibition features more than 190 works dating back 1500 years of Buddhist art in Thailand.

Besides a well-curated collection of Buddha statues, there are a mix of artefacts, artworks, paintings, scrolls, amulets and textiles showcases.

It was a fun day! I hope for more!

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