National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

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  • August 17, 2017
    A free morning on a quiet Monday found me wondering what to do before a lunch appointment. As I was at Singapore's National Gallery, I decided to look into the visiting exhibition of the amazing works...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Came here for the Yayoi Kusama Exhibition. I find the building is very rustic and beautiful. It was huge and clean, they maintain it so well. They day we came for the exhibition, they also have the ou...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The gallery is housed in two renovated buildings - City Hall and the former Supreme Court, in the Civic district, near St. Andrews church. As we were short on time, and my husband visits art galleries...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • May 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • August 12, 2017
    Really good place to visit, is rich in history and brings an eye opening experience to the history of Singapore and how it came to be what it is as a thriving country now. Lots of interactive exhibitions as well as a good view on level 6 that allows people to have a great view of the marina bay city skyline as well as the Padang. Worth a visit :)
  • September 4, 2017
    Very large and interesting gallery. A lot of exhibitions and cultural shows. Clean, cool and extremely good staffs . Will be very crowd on public holidays

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