One of Singapore's most spectacular buildings, and home to the largest public collection of modern art in SE Asia, the National Gallery is an essential item on any Singapore itinerary.
Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into a truly awe-inspiring venue.
Key to a successful day at the Gallery is the dedicated Gallery Explorer app, which is available on iTunes and Play stores. Not only does it provide exhibition outlines and maps, it also contains self-guided audio tours to many of the exhibitions – so if you’re without kids, bring your headphones. Get more details on the app here.
The National Gallery is also home to some of Singapore’s highest-rated restaurants and bars, including Odette, National Kitchen by Violet Oon and Smoke & Mirrors. Odette is possibly the most highly awarded restaurant in Singapore over the past year and is a truly outstanding dining experience.
National Kitchen by Violet Oon is a Singapore institution and offers traditional Nyonya cuisine by one of the grande dames of Singaporean cooking in a modern, chic setting. Smoke & Mirrors is a gorgeous roof-top destination bar offering spectaculr views across the bay and one of Singapore’s most progressive cocktail menus.
A day at the National Gallery is truly a soul-enriching experience for families and tourists to Singapore. Check the app or website ahead for current exhibitions to get the most out of your day.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SINGAPORE
1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957