Singapore’s long-awaited National Gallery opened in late 2015 and is housed in the restored former British colonial-era Supreme Court and City Hall buildings. Home to the largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art in the region, the SG$536 million reconstruction project is a truly spectacular architectural marvel and is, in and of itself, worth a walk through.
The National Gallery houses two permanent galleries: the DBS Singapore Gallery and the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery. For kids you’ve got the The Keppel Centre for Art Education, which hosts various innovative programs, including commissioned artworks designed for younger audiences and their caregivers. The Centre features a number of specially designed gallery spaces to enable children to make and curate.
National Gallery Singapore also houses eight restaurants, including Aura Restaurant & Sky Lounge, National Kitchen by Violet Oon, Odette, Saha Signature Restaurant and Bar, Smoke & Mirrors, and Yan!