Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Terracotta Warriors At Singapore

It has always been my dream to visit the nature wonder of Terracotta Warriors at Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China. It was one of a most significant and devastating archaeological discoveries in the history. At last, my chance has come to see these real magnificent creations by the First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang in my homeland.  All thanks to the ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum) for taking the effort to put up such an inspiring exhibit.

This special exhibition displays 100 artefacts that were loaned from some museums from China’s Shaanxi province. These terracotta figures include a general, archers, infantry man, a cavalry officer, a charioteer, a strongman and a horse. Though the exhibition  is small, it is still very spectacular.  Each lifesize terracotta figures are unique in term of look, clothing, hairstyle and gestures. It is amazed that humans could perform such a perfect art work without the help of advance technologies. I really wonder how could they do it?

Then, before we start our discovery journey at Asian Civilisations Museum, we lunched at "Indochine Waterfront Restaurant" which is located within the Asian Civilisations Museum's building. The ambience was nice and romantic. It a good place if you want to go with your date. As for the food, I would consider satisfying and the price is reasonable. While waiting for food, we entertained ourselves by taking few family shots!  

I still remember the time that I ate Vietnamese food most was in Adelaide, Australia. The Vietnamese food there indeed were much tastier. Its been long that I last had my Vietnamese food, and we decided to order Vietnamese beef and noodle soup (also known as Pho Bo) to ease our craving and a set of kid meal - nugget and chips for our kids, which is their usual favourites.
The soup is light, clear and delicate...with a taste of sweetness  
The beef noodles is served with a plate of vegetables comprise of lettuces, mint leaves, bean sprout, chillies and lime.


Kid Meal - Nugget & Chips

 Special Exhibition Gallery at Asian Civilisations Museum from 24 June 2010 to 16 October 2011.
Price at $8 (Discount for Passion Card Holder)
Address: 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555
Opening Hours: Mon - 1pm to 7pm, Tue to Sun - 9am to 7pm (Fri - to 9pm)

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