Singapore is welcoming the newest addition to its thriving arts scene during the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Curating an unparalleled collection of modern art from the Asian region, The National Gallery of Singapore joins a line-up of art galleries and museums, painting Singapore as a blossoming global city of the arts.
The National Gallery of Singapore, which opened on 24 November, offers more than 8000 of the region’s most extraordinary art pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Housed within the restored historical gems of the former Supreme Court and City Hall, the National Gallery of Singapore offers visitors the world’s first and largest insight into South-East Asia’s culture and history.
From 24 November through to 6 December 2015, the Opening Celebrations include over 20 free events and activities, some even enjoyed outside the Gallery’s walls on the historic Padang in front of the Gallery, as well as a stunning sound and light show on the Gallery’s façade in the evening.
The National Gallery of Singapore offers a great starting point to follow the pulse of the arts scene and become immersed in Singapore’s thriving cultural brew. A good place to start is using the free museum shuttle which operates daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm between Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris.