National Gallery Singapore

We have a gem of a gallery in Singapore and it is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents (Other visitors pay $20).

I spent Wednesday afternoon at the National Gallery Singapore this week. It was impressive seeing the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings converted into a single Gallery. It was big, spacious and grand. We decided to spend our time on one level at the DBS Singapore Gallery and leave the other UOB Southeast Asia Gallery for another day. It was a relaxing and leisure pace.

DBS Singapore Gallery presents “Siapa Nama Kamu?” – Art in Singapore since the 19th century to the present day in three galleries on level 2.

You get to see famous works by local artists Georgette Chen, Chua Mia Tee, Liu Kang, Cheong Soo Pieng , Tang Da Wu, and many others. While we were there, there were two groups of young students with their teachers discussing some of the paintings. It is great that children are exposed to arts at a young age.

There is an interactive computer-aided The Social Table where 174 artworks are presented on screen. You can select some images of art pieces and then create a poster to be sent to any email address. Try this one out.


When you have a morning or afternoon free, why not head down to the National Gallery Singapore. On a weekday when we were there, it was relatively quiet and peaceful. You won’t be disappointed.



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