National Gallery Singapore

The National Gallery is situated in two colonial Building; City Hall and former Supreme Court. You can find out more background information from this news article.

If you are Singaporean or PR, admission is free!

Singaporeans and PRs Non-Singaporeans
General admission free 20

find the latest pricing here: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/visit/admissions

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It is fairly easy to get to the National Gallery. The nearest MRT station is City hall and is only a 10 minutes slow walk away. It's prominently located and following the artsy shelter leads you to the entrance. Once inside, head to the information counter for your General Admission sticker.

I went to check out the Reframing Modernism exhibition located at Level 3.

There's a promotion ongoing for Students and Educators:

Free admission to Reframing Modernism for students and educators from all schools (local and international) until 17 July 2016.

Present your Staff/Teacher/Student pass to redeem your ticket.

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It features artists around SEA region as well as Europe and is fairly intriguing for a non-artsy person like me.

Here's some artwork on display:

The Wu Guan Zhong gallery is also part of the general admission.

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I would highly recommend visiting this gallery as the works of Wu Guanzhong has lots of richness in terms of Chinese culture and perspectives from a Chinese painter who has traveled around the world. The painting techniques utilized are unique and often demonstrates simplicity but depth at the same time.

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The DBS Singapore Gallery is another not to be missed as it brings you on a journey of Singapore's early history in pictorial form.

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This is worth a family visit for those with young children (actually old children like me is fine as well) as it offers lots of interesting and unique landmarks/items that are uniquely Singapore.

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This one is really interesting.. Some insights about happenings in the past.

Here's some photos from the National Gallery that i took while roaming around. Something you should do during your visit there as well. :)

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Tips

  1. be prepared to walk

  2. purchase your tickets online to save time

  3. carry light as there are lots to see in the museum so don't let them weigh you down

References

Till the next local adventure.