I found the art collections to be secondary to the architecture. Singapore integrated the stately old British colonial era City Hall and Supreme Court buildings to create a new national gallery by combining old and new architecture. The result is one beautiful, vast and airy building with many rooms that display modern and contemporary Singaporan and Southeast Asian art. Court rooms and offices point to the courthouse history. The architects even saved the two jail cells where they used to keep people during trials.
I found the interactive children's rooms--the Art Playscape and Into the Woods--far more interesting than the art collections in the other rooms, and I did not even bring a child along. If you have children, make a bee line to these two delightful rooms.
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