From a bustling maritime trading hub in the 1800s to an entrepôt trade center that is home to Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures, the Lion City we know today is a bucket list trip for many of us.
Scholars have even dubbed it "Asia's microcosm" throughout the decades—and despite its small size, Singapore is renowned now for its vibrant, roaring art scene, which perfectly reflects the rich, multicultural experience it brings.
Whether you are an artist, art enthusiast, avid traveler, or someone who considers themselves a cultural nomad, be sure to update your itinerary with these must-see art landscapes in Singapore:
National Gallery Singapore
The best place to kick off your multicultural adventure is a four-story, 64,000-square-meter gallery that houses the largest collection of contemporary Southeast Asian art in the world. The gallery envisions itself as a progressive institution that bridges the past with the present through meaningful dialogues.
For bookings and inquiries, visit the gallery's website
We’re never not giving in to an experience where art meets science! This landmark in Marina Bay Sands boasts an almost 5,000-square-meter area that features large-scale artworks by the Giants of Art History—Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and more.
Here’s some more good news: The museum entrance is free of charge (with selected exhibitions carrying a fee).
For inquiries, visit the gallery’s website
Singapore Art Museum
Also known as SAM, the first-ever art museum in the country is best known for its contemporary art collections in the entire Asia. It also offers a variety of residency and educational programs that aim a transformative art experience for the public.
For bookings and inquiries, visit the gallery’s website
This art district is a former British military barracks site that survived World War II and was also once used by the Singapore Armed Forces to train national servicemen. Today, visitors can walk through it—with over 20 art galleries, project spaces, and lifestyle boutiques—to enjoy an immersive, historical art experience.
For inquiries, visit their website
Who can forget the indie vibes of Haji Lane? The spirited, colorful street in the Kampong Glam neighborhood is known for its eclectic, hippie feel—from its vintage shops and cafes, to thrift stores and street art!
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