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National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

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  • We went there for SMUN socials. The location was good and the tour was alright, but then again that is dependent on the tour guide you get.  more »
  • We visited the Children's Biennale on a weekday and thoroughly had a ball of time at the National Gallery. Given that it's the School Holidays now, the crowd was very huge and we were glad to reach th...  more »
  • Went to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit - which is amazing, unique and worth a trip to Singapore all by itself. But this was the worst organized museum exhibit I have been to in 60 years. Endless cues to...  more »
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  • Quite many painting collections to view. National Gallery is our former supreme court. The authority did an excellent job to convert it into various exhibition galleries. It includes cafes and eatery. Do take a lift to level 5 roof terrace to take photo of downtown scenery. You could see Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and Fullerton Hotel (Former Singapore General Post Office) in one picture. Definitely worth the time spent over there! We were there from 10am to 215pm.
  • The National Gallery is actually two former government buildings that have been 'joined' together with an architectural makeover that is truly beautiful to behold. We arrived just in time to join a wonderful guided tour with a fantastic docent, Jenny, who told us all about the history of both buildings and the process by which they were converted into the National Gallery. After visiting several noteworthy locations in both buildings, the tour was capped with a stunning vista near the roof that overlooked many of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks, a very fitting finale to a well-led excursion. Once left to explore on our own, we visited some of the art galleries and really came to appreciate the diversity of the collection. We encountered several more knowledgeable and passionate docents who were kind enough to speak to us about the collection, but also knew when to give us room to explore on our own. There’s also a fun digital installation that allows you to curate your own scrap book of some of the museum’s pieces and email it to yourself (for free) as a keepsake poster of your visit. In addition to being a great place to spend a few hours, I couldn’t help but think this would be a phenomenal space for special events.
  • Beautiful building... but that's it! I thought the art pieces were poorly displayed. Almost half the pieces were not worth being in a such an impressive building. I hope the gallery would slowly amass more world class art pieces and over the years the pieces on display get better. I do give the gallery top marks for focusing on Asian artists though.
  • A great place to see Asian artists works and a fabulous building in its own right. I found it quite difficult to navigate around inside between the galleries though. A wide range g of styles so something to suit all tastes. Great view from rooftop terrace over the Padang
  • We had a great experience visiting this recently refurbished Gallery while on holiday in Singapore. The exhibition was well presented, however there was a long wait for viewing some of the items, but that may have been due to the popularity of the exhibit, rather than a logistics failure. I just wish there were more seating areas for elderly/injured. Also another cafe in the building would be good as finding a table in the existing eating areas was impossible when we were there.