How to get to Singapore City Gallery
The City Gallery is located only a short walk away from Chinatown along Maxwell Road. The nearest MRT stations are Chinatown (NE4) or Tanjong Pagar (EW15)
Mo - Sat: 9am - 5pm
closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
The Singapore City Gallery (formerly URA City Gallery), is located inside the grey office building that also houses the Municipal Department Housing and Urban Development. On the left you can see the popular Maxwell Food Centre.
(image: Google Street View)
from official brochure:
1) Vibrant Cities
Explore what other cities do before immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of beautiful Singapore through a 270-degree panoramic show
2) Periods of Progess
Travel through time to discover how Singapore overcame many challenges and transformed itself from a fishing port to a cosmopolitan city within a short period of time.
It's not just city planners who shpae Singapore's physical landscape; everyone has a part to play.
4) Learning the fundamentals
Try your hand at city planning through a dynamic 8-player game and see how you can meet the needs of a city-state within limited land. See how innovative solutions can help overcome this.
5) Planning Sustainably
Read about different strategies that have helped to shape what Singapore is today.
6) Brush with History
Discover how proactive conservation efforts have helped retain important historic buildings and structures and the rich identity and heritage of many areas.
7) Urban Design
Learn the art and science of creating memorable buildings and streetcapes that help make Singapore more dinstinctive and create your own city skyline.
8) Study Area
See how Singapore's central area has changed over the years by exploring different layers of the city through flip books.
9) Distinctive Districts
Experience the buzz and dinstinct characters of Singapore's unique districts - Singapore River, Marina Bay, Orchard Road, Bras Basah, Bugis.
10) Central Area Model
Get an exclusive bird's eye view of Singapore's central area at one of the largest architectural models in the world.
Lobby of the building the Gallery is located in (together with Ministry of National Development and Building and Construction Authority). There are 2 big miniature models in the lobby, the actual exhibition starts on Level 2.
Central Area Model. This model represents about 16sqm or 2.3% of the whole land area of Singapore. Of the 16sqm, almost half of it is land reclaimed from sea.
Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer, Central Area Model
miniature model of the entire island of Singapore in the lobby
one of many interactive exhibtion rooms
another miniature model of Marina Bay
Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel
Backpacker Hostel in Chinatown, one of three Beary branches in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees".
Historical Quarters, Kota Bharu
part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office