The Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM) is set on the north bank of the Singapore River and is housed in the Empress Place Building, a beautiful 19th century designed structure which was built in four stages from 1864 to 1920. It was originally planned as a courthouse, but was to become government administration buildings. The Museum moved into the building in March 2003.
Pterocarpus santalinus, is otherwise known as red sandalwood and zitan to the Chinese. It is a rare, slow growing evergreen tree that grows to around