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Address: 45 Maxwell Road The Ura Centre | The URA Centre, Singapore 069118, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6321 8321
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Singapore City Gallery is a great starting point to get to know the city...

Singapore City Gallery is a great starting point to get to know the city for free. Located beside the Maxwell food centre in the historic district of Chinatown, this 3 storey visitor centre goes beneath the skin of the city to understand how the city came to be with its memorable buildings, historic districts and walkable street. Design your own city through a dynamic 8-player game. The main draw is an enormous model replica of the City Centre with uncannily accurate miniatures of building, giving you bird's eye view of the streetscapes of Singapore.

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Highlights Singapore's amazing success

The City Gallery was an unexpected highlight of my Singapore visit. The massive island and city centre models give a great overview of how this city-state functions and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The City Gallery was an unexpected highlight of my Singapore visit. The massive island and city centre models give a great overview of how this city-state functions and the following displays are truly fascinating. How a tiny country makes do with such a small space is clearly explained for the housing, energy, water, economic, transport, conservation and environmental sectors and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my short visit to the Singapore City Gallery. It gave me an insight into the history of Singapore as well as its future plans. The 3D model of Singapore was very nicely constructed and detailed. A must visit for tourists and locals alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum which displays the urban planning and transformation of Singapore. Best to go early in your trip as it will give you a great perspective of the City and its amazing evolution. Right next to Maxwell Hawker food center - you can combine the outline with trying the world famous Chicken Rice served there.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had not heard of this gallery, but was recommend to us. We had a great time earning about how Singapore was planned and where the town planner are taking the country over the next 20+ years. The model of Singapore on the ground floor is fantastic.

Thank Mark&Rosa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recommended for all visitors as well as people living here in Singapore. Learn about the urban infrastructure of Singapore and the plans for future development of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Learnt so much about Singapore at this free exhibition! It's close to Chinatown and perfect for a hot humid afternoon. There were so many facts that I didn't know about. The exhibitions were clear and easy to understand. There were some school kids with their teachers but it didn't create too much fuss.

Thank asiantravelgirl
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A compulsory visit for any people discovering Singapore for the first time ! It shows you the evolution of the city, its development, its urbanism. A lot of interactive activities for the kids who always enjoy that place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This gallery describes how the city was built to what it is today and a glimpse of concepts for the future. I really liked the historical versus current photos and explanations of how it transformed. There are interactive displays as well as the big model of the city. This is a nice place to go for everyone, all ages, and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's very surreal looking at this place as a local. Looking at how Singapore was designed left me with many questions, like how we were able to squeeze so much into a tiny island. They tried to be high-tech with some components of the gallery, but it was a pain to use the insensitive touchpads.

Thank Edward L
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stumbled upon this free gallery while exploring Chinatown/Ann Siang Hill. This is for the architectural buffs and they have a 'to scale' map of the whole Singapore including new and upcoming developments. Well, that's because this is the Urban Renewal Authority's gallery, no one else does it better than them. You can basically see the future of Singapore through the... More 

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