Singapore City Gallery, Singapore

4.6
#11 of 70 in Museums in Singapore
Go behind the scenes for a look at the intrinsic planning that went into building the city's framework at Singapore City Gallery. The gallery showcases the urban planning and land development strategies behind the city's physical development through 3-D models and multimedia displays. The gallery spans three floors, the first delving into urban planning and architecture through revolving displays. The second floor features a replica scale floor model, and the third floor explores preserved historical buildings and sustainable development. Exhibits are interactive and educational. See Singapore City Gallery and all Singapore has to offer by arranging your trip with our Singapore tour planner .
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  • Should you miss. The master plan and what has been already implemented is just as interesting as the vision, what should still be built in the next few years. An exhibition of Singerporer students is up-to-date. Very much recommended.
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  • Great visit with models, films, activities and photos that show the evolution of Singapore and its neighbourhoods. It's free and we can go around in less than 30 minutes (of course you can stay more if you look at everything in detail!) There is the famous giant drawing of Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic Englishman who flies over a city by helicopter for 30 min and then draw it from memory for 3 or 4 days with disconcerting accuracy! Located right next to a huge food court Chinese.
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  • A must-see for people interested in how Singapore was planned and built. It gives plenty of information about this amazing city state - history , planning , infrastructure and future development oppor...  more »
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  • Visitors from developing country must see this place. this is a inspiring place. cross section of the urban development presented in very impressive manner. people interested in observing modern township and its concept this is a place to visit.
  • If you can visit just a few places in Singapore, I would strongly recommend you to have a look here in the Singapore City Gallery. Island model, central area model with buildings in future planning, city planning games... Very interesting especially when you are interested in this subject. It shows marvelous urban city planning strategies with its rich exhibition resources. Hong Kong should envy and learn from Singapore for its world-class urban planning while Singapore should envy Hong Kong for its having so many lands despite its constant whining for being not enough.
  • Interesting look at how Singapore became Singapore. I'd recommend if you want to learn more about Singapore and maybe even places to visit etc. Perfect visit for those interested in architecture too.
  • A good place to start the Singapore trip, will know about all the places and history of Singapore with full County in single view. It also as a model of the whole country like a map
  • Closed on Sundays but area outside is fun with some installments by some campaign to make public spaces in Singapore enjoyable. There's a piano and this interesting interactive exhibit that you can try out if you happen to pass by.
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Learn about the urban planning efforts that tranformed the country from a fishing village into a first-world metropolis. The Singapore City Gallery offers insights into the country’s physical transformation from fishing village to first-world metropolis. Learn about Singapore’s urban planning efforts through audio-visual and interactive exhibits spanning over three storeys. A large model of the city centre, enhanced by light and sounds, gives visitors a comprehensive overview of modern Singapore, including its landmarks and skyscrapers. The gallery’s other highlight is “A Day in Singapore” - a 270° multimedia panoramic display - that pieces together scenes of daily life in Singapore. Admission is free.