Skyline of Singapore waterfront, featuring some of our famous icons. To the right is the Singapore flyer, Esplanade theater. Middle of the picture: Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Artscience musuem at MBS, At the foreground: the Padang, the place where many historical events took place, eg. our first national day celebration.
You can enjoy this view from the rooftop of National gallery of Singapore.
You can also see the Rotunda dome from the mezzanine level.
National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments—former Supreme Court and City Hall—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue in the heart of the Civic District.
Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery will feature Singapore and Southeast Asian art in its long-term and special exhibitions. It will also work with leading museums worldwide to co-present Southeast Asian art in a wider context, positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts
I visited the gallery on one of the weekdays, and i am surprise there is still a healthy crowd of locals/tourist visiting. The gallery features alot of artworks from around S.E.A, there are also some temporary exhibition from local & international artists.
I am more interested in the historical background of the venue, and also how they transform a building of historical significance into such a comfortable and conducive environment for exhibiting arts. Good job to those behind this project.
Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
- Sun–Thu, Public Holidays: 10am–7pm
- – Fri–Sat, Eve of Public Holidays: 10am–10pm
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
Vandalism is art when it is done nicely! Saw this on the metal door of a shophouse in Malacca, Malaysia. Not too sure if its deliberately done by the owners, but it has def made the place looks more hipster than it’s neighbors.
There is a colorful lampost located just outside the national musuem of singapore, you will see once you cross over the traffic light to the museum.
I guess some of the visitors contributed to this colourful lamppost after their visit.. and over the time the stickers accumulate and became a trend. Something surprising to see!
Things you do to pass time when you are old.. caught this two sitting outside the entrance of national musuem.
“Art movement + Brand = Window Display”
“Art Deco Collection + Gucci = Window Display”
About the Collection..
This Gucci Spring/Summer collection was featured in many fashion magazines and was very well received by celebrities and fashion wannabes after it was released in 2012. It was inspired by the movie “The Great Gatsby”, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story takes place in the roaring twenties when the revolution of arts and fashion starts influencing the world from London, France and the America. The Art Deco Collection is a brilliant combination of the present fashion and a past era movement.
Quoted from Wiki: The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.
Nevertheless it was a nerve wracking, painful and fun experience to start with… Looking forward to more interesting projects like this!