We went to National Gallery Singapore on our recent trip to Singapore. This is my first time visiting the National Gallery Singapore.
Opppsss… Just realized I forgot to post about the hotel. Ok… Ok… Next post *LOL*
I bought the entrance ticket from Klook. Got the General Admission (Foreign Nationals) tickets. 1 Adult (RM 37.29 each) and 2 Concessions (RM 27.49 each). Just show them the mobile voucher or printout, and they will scan the QR code and issue you the tickets. We spent almost 3 hours there.
Locating National Gallery Singapore
The place is not hard to locate. I did try to ask around for directions but I’ve met many who gave me different directions. Luckily I didn’t listen to them. I just used Moovit to find my way around. I asked them because I wanted to double-check that I’m in the right direction. Well… I had problems understanding the directions actually haha… Luckily, for this place, I got it right.
It’s not the app’s fault. It’s just me. I have no sense of directions even with the help of a navigational app *LOL* Left, right, North, South, East, or West, I’m clueless. However, I’m sure most people will not have a problem using it. After multiple trials and errors, I only used it to find which MRT to take rather than navigating to the place I want to go. My biggest mistake was using it to locate the MRT platform. No need! Don’t!
Award-winning Art Museum
2020: Ranked 20th place in The Art Newspaper’s annual global survey for attendance at art museums. It’s the only museum in Southeast Asia to receive such a ranking.
2018: The first museum in Asia to receive the Children in Museums Award by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums.
2017: “Best Theme Attraction” at TTG Travel Awards.
2016: “Best Attraction Experience”, “Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism”, and “Best Customer Service (Attractions)” at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards.
Largest in Singapore
The museum consists of two national monuments, the former Supreme Court building and City Hall with a combined floor area of 64,000 square metres. It is the largest visual arts venue and largest museum in Singapore. Therefore, don’t rush it. Give yourself about 2-3 hours to go through the gallery to savour everything it has to offer in there.
The National Gallery has two permanent galleries. Namely the Singapore Gallery and the Southeast Asia Gallery.
All sorts of emotions can be evoked when visiting this place. Happy, sad, disturbing, scary, thought-provoking, impressed, and more.
There are always different exhibits on display from time to time. You will have to check out the schedule from time to time to know what is going on.
There are plenty to see until I felt so overwhelmed LOL It’s quite confusing how to navigate the place. Therefore, you really have to take your time, and go through the place slowly so that you won’t be missing out on anything. Since you have paid for the entrance, then be sure to make sure you don’t waste your ticket.
The historical buildings are well taken care of. They did their very best to restore and maintain it. Quite impressive.
Photos dump 😀
I’m just gonna let the photos do the talking now. There are too many things to see. What I’m sharing here is just a fraction of it. Not even 1% of what they have there. Therefore, you really need to go and visit it for yourself.
Left: There’s a robot guide some more.
Right: Hello! Haha… The staircase that many would sit to rest here or take Instagram-worthy photos.
Learning about the history of Singapore’s formation. Of course, Sarawak is mentioned.
Surprised to see Sarawak’s related exhibits and stories being featured here. Alena Murang is mentioned too.
This section is quite thought-provoking.
Look at how they preserve the old buildings without demolishing them. Instead, the buildings are covered up so that it is protected from weather-related damage.
The highest floor is where you can see the famous Singapore skyline and landmarks.
That’s all about this gallery from me. It’s worth the visit for young and old. Great place to escape the heat and rain in Singapore.
Fun fact, there are many water dispensers available there. So you don’t have to worry about not having anything to drink. Just bring your own water bottle will do.