National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

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Two national monuments - the City Hall and former Supreme Court - were remodelled to create this splendid gallery, which offers an impressive collection of local and Southeast Asian artworks. National Gallery Singapore, in the heart of the Civic District is a state-of-the-art facility with an impressive collection of local & Southeast Asian artists. Two national monuments - the City Hall and former Supreme Court - were remodelled to create this stunning gallery. It is the biggest visual arts venue in Singapore housing the world's largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to the present. Its esteemed Southeast Asian catalogue carries names such as Indonesian Romantic painter Raden Saleh and Fernando Amorsolo from the Philippines.
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  • Don't forget to go to Singapore. Various panels are displayed antiques from South Asia. Students and seniors with discounts.
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  • We decided to visit because it would be cooler inside than out, but so glad we did! The buildings which house the gallery are worth a visit, let alone the art work itself. Originally the Supreme Court...  more »
  • Out, by a different place from that by which we came, there seems to have missed a lot of things on the way... but, no matter, some if not a lot of works on display, the architecture of the places, the impression of an organization a bit messy... and if we remain somewhat frustrated we keep the feeling of having wasted his time. Vietnamese art seems to dominate but also with that of Indonesia is present as a little "political" color that can surprise. Finally well visit.
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  • We visited the National Gallery given many recommendations from friends. I love the interactive experience with digital arts, by touch and sound. There's also a children's section where you can "upload" characters you created yourself to a digital canvas. We can also select art pieces which we like to send a "poster" to ourselves. These are certainly pleasant surprises and experiences, not quite what I expected from an "art gallery". We didn't plan enough time to explore the entire gallery, so a return visit is a must.
  • Beautiful place with many wonderful exhibitions. Membership is really worth it. Do get the membership if you're coming here often, especially if you're not Singaporean. I got mine during a promotion. The shorter opening hours on weekdays is a lost, as it's impractical to visit after working hours now. Nevertheless it certainly is a great place to go for a relaxing time admiring some beautiful art pieces and exhibitions.
  • Went with a mummy friend on a weekday afternoon with our babies in prams and enjoyed our time there a lot. The staff at ticketing were great and helped us get a discount with our krisflyer accounts. The gallery was generally easy to explore and pram friendly. There were numerous change rooms located on various floors which was also convenient for us. We also visited the coffee shop which was baby friendly and the tea and cakes were delicious. Would recommend mums of older kids to go to their kids section as it looked amazing but our babies were too young for that.
  • A real gem of collections in two beautiful heritage buildings. Most of the exhibitions were clearly explained and interactive. Some lightning are a bit too bright against some art pieces. The gallery has passionate and enthusiastic gallery assistants. Some need to brush up their communication skills but overall good at delivering their services. It was a satisfying and great experience for me to finally see good quality Asian art.
  • Bright and sunny. Nice place to take photos. If you're into a range of local art, this is a good place to check out too. Don't go on weekends, can get really crowded. Check out if there are any events going on online, sometimes they close off parts of the gallery for VIP visitors/donors. For those with kids, there is a kids interactive art section/free workshop area. Really fun. I used to work there for 6 months.
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