Beside being the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia, the architecture itself is also very impressive, it's an excellence blend of modern and old. It cost half a billion Singapore dollars in development of two national monuments into a 64,000 square meters gallery, the results are pretty impressive!
Old and New
< I like the blend of old and new design language, and its simplicity. >
One of the area that kept me admiring the most is inside the rotunda, originally a library housed inside a circular room, you can almost feel the present of it's history while looking around.
< I like the perspective of the dome from this angle. >
The two link bridges connects the two national monuments together with glass conopy supported by huge tree-like columns
< a dome under the shelter! >
The Grand marbles
Of all the rooms in the gallery, the City Hall Chamber have to be the most grand and important room of all. It hosted many significance events that shapes the history of Singapore like signing of the Japanese surrender documents and the swearing of the country's first first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.
The imposing marbles columns makes it feel especially grand.
National Gallery Singapore’s Office is located at: 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore 178957, google maps link here.
For more information on geting there you may visit their offical site here, opening hours and ticketing here.
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