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Singapore City Gallery  

  Singapore , Singapore.
FREE

  • Museum and art gallery
    Category
    Museum and art gallery
  • duration
    Duration
    1 - 2 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • elevator
    Elevator
    Available
  • staircase
    Staircase
    Available
  • Disability Friendly
    Disable
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • charging port
    Charging Point
    Available
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

The gallery tells the story of Singapore’s remarkable physical transformation – past, present, and future. Besides being an informational and education hub for the public and professionals to appreciate city planning, urban development, and architecture, visitors can also discover and participate in the story of the nation’s planning efforts.  it was established in January 1999 Formerly known as the URA Gallery. Singapore City Gallery, the only permanent exhibit that tells the story of the nation's physical planning efforts, has 10 thematic areas and more than 50 audiovisual and interactive exhibits occupying the first three floors of the Urban Redevelopment Authority building on Maxwell Road in the Central Area. 

The Singapore City Gallery provides an overview of Singapore and its urban planning efforts. View a 270-degree show and see scale models of the Singapore skyline. The Singapore City Gallery is an interactive, child-friendly showcase of Singapore’s architectural development from a semi-rural fishing village into the modern city that it is today. It boasts one of the world’s largest architectural models, a 3D bird’s eye view of Singapore’s central district built to scale.

In addition to this impressive model, the other exhibits at the gallery offer visitors a greater understanding and appreciation of the challenges faced by city planners and architects as they seek to make optimal use of Singapore’s limited land space whilst preserving its architectural heritage. There are models of historically significant buildings, such as the ‘five-foot way’ shophouses that have been preserved in the Bugis and Chinatown areas.

The art and science of constructing the buildings that form Singapore’s memorable skyline are also explained in great detail, accompanied by a wealth of photographs and videos that contrast the differing structures along Orchard Road, the Singapore River, Marina Bay, and Bras Basah/Bugis. Although not a conventional ‘art’ gallery by any measure, the Singapore City Gallery offers a fascinating insight into the mechanics of creating a city that is both beautiful and functional, and it is certain to interest those with a keen interest in architecture.


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Last Admission 04:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.5 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.8 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.1 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    0.9 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    1.0 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.1 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    0.6 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    0.7 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.5 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.5 KM

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