My kids and I were able to see the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Civilisations Museum a few days before it left Singapore.

This was the first time the exhibit was presented in Southeast Asia.

Here are photos of some of these well-detailed and well-preserved terracotta figures that were buried near the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the First Emperor of China.

At the entrance to the exhibit, there was a beautiful installation called Life After Death by Singaporean artist Justin Lee.

It was a fairly small (manageable in 2 hours) exhibit.  A good see if you’re at least 8 years old and are interested in Chinese history and/or ancient Chinese sculpture/art.  It was a shame though that there was a school field trip when we came, so it was too crowded for us.

A nice bonus for the kids was the free trivia “worksheet” that they filled in just by going to 6 stamping stations scattered around the exhibit and having your sheet of bookmarks embossed with different images related to the exhibit :)  I think that was the part my kids enjoyed most.

There was also a cool free interactive Terracotta Warriors exhibit iPhone app that you can download right there in the museum (using wireless@SG).  Unfortunately for people like me who don’t have the latest iPhone models, the app only works for iPhone 3GS or newer.  So we didn’t get to see the dancing terracotta warriors :(