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“Both the building and the art pieces are worth a visit”

National Gallery Singapore
Ranked #40 of 915 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: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I was very impressed by the modern architectural work to connect the two buildings. There are interesting modern art work and old paintings as well, showing Singapore history. The area is also worth walking around as it's close to the gardens and the merlion.

1  Thank ChineseTea
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Give it a few hours, even if you are just in town for a few days. In which case try and tee up a few tour, too.

And if you live here, become a member - or friend of the gallery. The benefits are seen after your 2nd trip. It really is a great gallery, and disappointing that the majority of Singaporeans just use it as a backdrop to their selfies.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

By far the most extensive and architecturally elaborate museum in Singapore with relevant and well-curated art exhibitions that seek to amaze viewers.

1  Thank ElijahP67
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This heritage building is really a work of art. At any given time it has some exciting exhibition going on. Its also well connected via mrt or taxi and once you are done you can spend a few hours walking around the Padang area, its gorgeous. Avoid the afternoon, as it gets too sunny, but you can roam around inside. It also has a few upscale restaurants, so dress appropriately.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Fascinating exhibits showing Singapore on ground floor were the highlight for us. Then the roof terrace overlooking two cricket grounds were so relaxing to look out from and enjoy a Singapore sling.

1  Thank Sue C
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