March 2012: This Museum is no longer known as Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA), and has been rebranded as The Maritime Experiential Museum. The Aquarium aspect of this attraction appears to be removed from all marketing materials, possibly to strengthen the adjacent Marine Life Park.
Set sail on a journey back in time and discover Asia’s maritime history at Resorts World Sentosa’s latest attraction – the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (MEMA).
The Museum is at the waterfront section of RWS. It is within a gigantic, inverted ship hull – which some of my friends commented that it looks like some worm (?). From afar it does not exactly look intriguing, but the Museum seems to have quite a bit of promise, especially when it was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (the best people in Museum design!) AND… the actual Jewel of Muscat from Oman is there!
Thanks to RWS – I attended a preview this morning, and what else can I do? Do a trip report and share lots of photos!