Cathay Gallery

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Monday to Saturday : 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Cathay Gallery, Singapore Overview

The Cathay Gallery is an art museum and a protected national monument that embraces both modernism and linear Art-Deco design with a rich history. The Gallery engages with the adventurous, curious and foodie travellers. Since Singapore is highly a tourist generating country, the Cathay Gallery is appealing more to tourists and travellers. This building is synonymous with classic entertainment art, and the Cathay organisation has been entertaining generations for about 8 decades now.

The founder Dato Loke Wan established this organisation in 1939 and bagged many firsts - the first skyscraper, the first air-conditioned cinema hall and the first cinema hall to screen the British and American films in Singapore. It is a now a national monument, a youth-oriented shopping mall, flaunting a variety of retail, dining and leisure and entertainment options for the visitors. The Cathay is a long time fixture in Singapore's Urban entertainment landscapes. It houses nine cinema halls and includes the Grand Cathay and Platinum Movie Suites, making it a perfect entertainment hotspot for young adults.

More on Cathay Gallery

The Gallery is situated in Singapore's Art and Heritage district of Bras Basah Bugis, formerly known as the Cathay Building. The establishment has gone through many changes since the beginning. The iconic Cathay Building reopened in 2006 in its current form. To signify its opening, the Cathay hosted an Oscar-styled private party that had a screening of a re-mastered digital version of the timeless classic, 'Gone with the Wind', which was later released in the same year. The Cathay Gallery situated on the 2nd level celebrates the history behind Cathay's movie empire and Loke's family business venture in Singapore and Malaysia. It also acknowledges the family's contribution to Cathay Organisation, their properties, film production studios, hotels and cinemas.

The Cathay Gallery is easily accessible via public transport. Buses 652, 656, 663, 665, 700, 850E, 951E, 971E, 972, 77, 106, 167 stop at a walking distance of 2 minutes. The nearest MRT Station is the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit A, which at a walking distance of 3 minutes.

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