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“A museum unlike any other.”

National Gallery Singapore
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US$14.97*
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National Gallery Singapore Admission
Ranked #28 of 847 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, National Gallery Singapore oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Southeast Asia. Housed in two beautifully restored national monuments – City Hall and former Supreme Court – are impeccably curated exhibitions that reveal the region’s cultural legacy and art histories. Come visit the Gallery today and discover Singapore and Southeast Asia’s rich heritage through stunning modern art masterpieces.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

So I will start off by stating that I'm not a big museum guy but the museum really blew me away. I arrived with a donor of the museum who gave me an expectantly unique tour. He took me there to see the famous Chinese ink brush artists as well as a few contemporary Chinese painters. I was blown away with the level of skill required to complete some of the work. I also got to see other Asian artists from the Philippines and Indonesia which is something I don't get to see at home or even in Europe. It was a rare opportunity for me to see artists from other regions who were making beautiful work for centuries unbeknownst to me.
They also have these cool sky bridges that connect one side of the museum to the other that make for excellent photo ops. There is a roof top bar with a nice view of the skyline as well. This was a good stop and a really cool experience.

Not so humbly submitted,
Michael C.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank michaelcoppage
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The building itself it is worth of a visit. I am not a fan of the art they have displayed but it is very well organized and the building is absolutely gorgeous.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A good place to visit be it for leisure walk or real art viewing. The special exhibitions made it possible to visit the museum frequently and it's always a wonderful experience. There are promotions and free entrance for students so be aware and ask the staff if you're entitled to it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MLME1994
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The gallery is huge so worth several visits. The DBS Singapore galleries are excellent. Staff throughout are helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Spent a couple of hours here, some beautiful ancient Chinese Art was being exhibited among other things. The new cafe was good and not expensive. If you like galleries this is one for you.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GuinivereCornwall
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