National Gallery Singapore, Singapore

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The National Library of Singapore is a national knowledge institution empowering individuals and businesses with knowledge and information as it continuously expands its vast array of reference collections and services.

Through the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, it preserves and makes accessible Singapore's literary and publishing heritage, and intellectual memory. The reference library occupies seven storeys (Levels 7-13) at the National Library Building where the start-up collection size exceeds 530,000 print and non-print materials. A full range of services, such as access to electronic databases, document delivery service, reprography, microfilm and audio-visual access are available.

Whether you are a researcher, parent, educator or student – there is something for everyone!

Use NLB e-Resources (eresources.nlb.gov.sg/index.aspx) to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, enewspapers, ebooks and emagazines. Also available are websites and guides on Singapore – Singapore Infopedia, NewspaperSG, HistorySG, PictureSG, BookSG, MusicSG and more!

Interested in the history, arts and culture of Singapore and Southeast Asia? Check out BiblioAsia, a quarterly journal to promote the collections and programmes of the National Library: nlb.gov.sg/Browse/BiblioAsia.aspx

To find a book in the library, visit: http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg

Search for upcoming library events: nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Question for a librarian? Submit here: nlb.gov.sg/Research/AskUs.aspx

Other enquiries can be emailed to: helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg
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  • The building is old but has been fully restored, and is home to huge exhibition halls. When I went, there was a rich Impressionist exhibit (Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, and a wing devoted entirely to artists from Southeast Asia!). The rooms are spacious, bright, and there's an excellent air conditioning (to escape the heat of the city) and wi-fi. There are discounts on tickets for students, children, the elderly and residents in Singapore. In the output, you can take a nice cup of coffee, buy souvenirs in a big store, with thematic exhibitions, objects or move on to the next building, which was the old courthouse and today houses a museum on the subject.
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  • They had a special exhibit featuring the works of Filipino artist Juan Luna. It was beautifully curated.  more »
  • I definitely recommend to visit this place, totally worth the money. I could spend all day in this gallery. The staffs are so friendly and helpful.  more »
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  • Good selection of exhibits year round. I only wish they stayed open for longer during weekdays since weekends are so busy. I’m keeping the rating high because of the artwork but the staff can definitely be friendlier. When I come closer to closing hours I feel like they’re rushing me through the exit door.
  • What used to be Parliament House debating local politics has now turned the building into a collection of fine arts, culture and history. The National Gallery has a lot of pockets of space for exploration. The general area are filled with artwork from local artists to a wide collection from the region. Fans of architecture and interior design might also like to explore the entire area for some hidden secrets to bespoke designs. Tonnes of activities, tours for visitors and children plus performances from various artists are held regularly. Check out their website for more information.
  • Great exhibits! Great location! The colonial building is an appropriate setting for exhibits like Colours of Impressionism. The staff on duty are helpful and knowledgeable. If keen to patronise various exhibitions it may be worthwhile to join as a National Gallery Insider. PS: A pity that it closes at 7 pm, should at least be 8 pm especially on a weekend and public holidays.
  • The National Gallery is one of my favorite places to visit during the weekends! There are many kids friendly activities as well as nice restaurants. Becoming a Gallery Insider for $30 a year entitles you to 15% discount off the eateries within the museum and free access to all exhibitions. The $30 fees is easily covered when you go for two exhibitions since the average cost is $15 per exhibition (for locals).
  • As a citizen I was surprised that admission is free! I was told to give my tickets to others which I gladly will because this was much better than I expected. Great exhibits and very knowledgeable guides just waiting to tell you about the pieces on display. I will come here regularly as new exhibits become available. If you haven't yet been here and you love art do so without delay!

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