Ranked 20 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 2 - 3 hours
The National Gallery Singapore is a visual and cultural delight, showcasing over 8,000 art pieces from Singapore's National Collection. This collection is one of the largest and most invaluable compilations of modern Singaporean and Southeast Asian Art, expressing the rich culture, heritage and history of the region.
Aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of the culture of Singapore, the National Gallery is situated within two heritage buildings of the country, the former Supreme Court building and City Hall. With a whopping area of 64,000 square metres, this fascinating culture galore is the largest museum and largest venue for the visual arts in Singapore. It houses six galleries, two of which are permanent, spread across three levels. One can see impressive artworks from major Singaporean artists like Georgette Chen, Liu Kang and Chen Chong Swee as well as famous Southeast Asian artists like Raden Saleh and Latiff Mohidin. Apart from viewing the incredible artwork, one can also engage in conversation with artists and curators, attend informative lectures and view spectacular exhibitions which explore fascinating themes. A dedicated art education centre at the Gallery helps visitors gain a deeper understanding of the Southeast Asian art culture.
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