Timings : Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Singapore City Gallery is a three-storey visitor centre located between the historic Chinatown and the Centre Business District, famed for housing an enormous model replica of Singapore. Formerly known as the URA Gallery, the City Gallery traces the evolution of Singapore's physical transformation spread across 10 thematic areas and 50 audiovisual interactive exhibitions. Singapore City Gallery should definitely be visited by architecture and history lovers.
The City Gallery in Singapore traces the development story of Singapore - an excellent example of the fact that Singapore transformed to become one of the most liveable cities in Asia, over the past 50 years. Occupying an area of 2400 square metres, Singapore City Gallery is spread across three floors. The first floor has exhibits related to urban planning, architecture and other areas relevant to the Urban Redevelopment Authority's remit. The second-floor of Singapore City Gallery houses the replica of central Singapore, called the Central Area Model. The third floor comprises permanent exhibits on topics such as preservation of historically significant buildings, sustainable development and urban design. A popular attraction at the City Gallery of Singapore is the 270-degree panoramic sight and sound show depicting scenes from the daily life of Singapore.