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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Singapore, Malaysia

Singapore City Gallery

address: 45 Maxwell Road, URA Centre, levels 1-3, Singapore 069118
Singapore-City-Gallery.jpg, A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center.
3rd floor of the exhibition
A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center.

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)

Opening Times
Mo - Sat: 9am - 5pm
closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

Free Admission!


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)

 

 

Links:

official website


floor plan
floor plan


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.

3) Conversations
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, Singapore City Gallery
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
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, Central Area Model, Singapore City Gallery
Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer, Central Area Model


miniature model of Singapore
miniature model of the entire island of Singapore in the lobby


interactive exhibition, Singapore City Gallery
one of many interactive exhibtion rooms


Marina Bay
another miniature model of Marina Bay



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Attractions

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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