What better location to house art that has gathered its value over the decades that have passed than in buildings that are already rich in history – restored to match the elegance of the symbols that hang on its walls? The former Supreme Court and City Hall reflect Singapore’s heritage, and is part of the tour should one wish to discover its story further. With pieces of art and sculptures that date back centuries, this place is a must-visit for all lovers of culture, history, and imagination. The National Gallery of Singapore even offers family activities for a bonding experience, where kids can get their hands dirty while developing a love for art.
Free for Singaporeans and PR holders Standard fee of $20 for non-Singaporeans, $15 concession fee
Sunday-Thursday and public holidays: 10am to 7pm Friday-Saturday and eve of public holidays: 10am to 10pm
Art lovers, architecture geeks, and anyone looking to expand their knowledge and interests
The National Gallery of Singapore highlights different themes or pieces of art on a rotational basis so that no two visits are the same
Even though there are no prayer rooms available on-site, visitors can avail the services of any of the masjids around the area: Masjid Malabar, Masjid Abdul Gaffoor and Masjid Hajjah Fatimah. In case of urgency, a request can be made to make use of a small private area in the gallery to offer their prayers
National Kitchen by Violet Oon Singapore may not be halal-certified, but it sources its meat from a halal-certified owner, and pork is not to be found on the menu, making this restaurant – where food is art – a favourite amongst Muslims