Singapore City Gallery, Singapore

4.6
#12 of 71 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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  • WOW I love this place. I’m glad I went in my first day in Singapore as it helped me understand the deliberate planning actions that have made this city the way it is.  more »
  • Very interesting exhibition on Singapore, its history, and its future development projects. The Center also houses temporary exhibitions; during our visit, projects of architecture and urban planning were exposed. Support very well made (large model scales, photos) and interactive (videos, screens,...) We were lucky to arrive just in time for the guided tour from 11: 00. In addition, all is completely free! A do at the beginning of your stay in this lovely city-State!
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  • The model of the city is great, and there are some brilliant historic photos and descriptions of how the city has been developed.  more »
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  • Free and well organized urban planning museum. Definitely check it out if you're interested in architecture, urban planning, maps, or even general history about Singapore. Plus right next door is the Maxwell Food Centre where you can grab cheap and good food.
  • Best place to look at Singapore Architecture history. The are many exhibits which show current state of Singapore and three interactive systems which take you through how urban development is fine in Singapore. Must visit place if you are a architect enthusiast. Also exhibits keep changes in the general area, so keep a watch.
  • Pretty interesting place to visit and beat the heat after your lunch at Maxwell or walking over from Chinatown. The first floor is a model of Singapore, and other rotating exhibits. The second and third floor is the permanent exhibit about Singapore's Urban development.
  • City Gallery should be added to your must visit list. It gives you an image of how Singapore has reached this phase. There are a lot of interactive exhibits that are really interesting. Also there is a panoramic view exhibit.
  • Superb and free museum with a lot of information about the structure of Singapore. A must for people interested in architecture and town planning, but maybe not for restless children.

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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.