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Singapore City Gallery

45 Maxwell Road The Ura Centre | The URA Centre, Singapore 069118, Singapore
+65 6321 8321
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Singapore City Gallery is a great starting point to get to know the city for free. Located beside the Maxwell food centre in the historic district of Chinatown, this 3 storey visitor centre goes beneath the skin of the city to understand how the city came to be with its memorable buildings, historic districts and walkable street. Design your own city through a dynamic 8-player game. The main draw is an enormous model replica of the City Centre with uncannily accurate miniatures of building, giving you bird's eye view of the streetscapes of Singapore.
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45 Maxwell Road The Ura Centre | The URA Centre, Singapore 069118, Singapore
+65 6321 8321
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here on our Chinatown walking tour and were really surprised when we went inside. The have a scale model of all of Singapore showing current and future developments. There is also a informative display about the development of Singapore upstairs. If you are...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Worth a look if you're interested in city planning or learning about how Singapore physically transformed itself in recent decades. The city replicas look impressive. The staff and volunteers at the gallery seemed quite happy to explain this aspect of Singapore's story to visitors.

Thank Bernice R
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in the plans for Singapore's future then this place is well worth a visit. Quite impressive scale model of the central districts on the second floor. Free to enter and not many other visitors. I combined with a lunchtime visit to one...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Unlike some other reviewers I believe you will appreciate this excellent exhibition more if you don't go there at the beginning of your stay, but after exploring the city on your own. You will then have seen some of the places shown here and be...More

Thank celge
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful scale model of the city of Singapore plus a smaller scale model of the entire island definitely worth visiting and free! Plus afterwards or before hand you can stop by Maxwell foodcourt for some authentic Asian cuisine.

Thank Nejad M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours wandering freely around this modern gallery which explains in innovative ways, how Singapore has grown, matured and developed over the years. There are a variety of benches inside the reception area and are made from the old National Stadium seats....More

1  Thank TheWTandNBTT
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Of course, if you find the idea of urban planning terminally dull, you're never going to enjoy this museum. However, if you have an interest in city planning or have found yourself wondering how such a small country functions, this is an excellent, modern museum...More

Thank occhiolist
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the Chinatown MRT this is a good place to visit especially if it's raining or extremely hot. It's free and it's interesting. I had never given much thought to town planning but with a country as tiny as Singapore there's clearly...More

1  Thank LearnAsIgo13
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I decided to visit this Gallery after reading reviews on it. What an amazing experience. The Gallery is a multi sensory journey into the planning of Singapore City. It goes through the past present and future plans of the city and also includes one of...More

Thank bethanylou
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This exhibition shows what a clever planning government this is. Singapore has a plan for their city state, unlike my home town. They know where the need is, they plan to address it and they are successful. Well worth a couple of hours in this...More

Thank rama1
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