National Gallery Singapore – The ‘Louvre of Asia’

I still remember vividly, about 6-7 years ago, one of my senior in my Singapore church took her pre-wedding pictures in front of this Supreme Court Building. Back then, pre-wedding photos just started to be popular amongst the newly-wed couples. I remember that me and one of my friend were so ‘Kaypoh’ that time, tailed them from the St. Andrew Cathedral to this classic pretty building. Well, for an 18 years old (then) me, pre-wedding shoots was somehow ‘dreamy and extravagant’, it made the younger me hope that i’ll have that kind of photoshoot when i turn 23, and get married by 24. But yeah, too bad.. i have passed that age monthss ago.. and here i am, Independent (read:single) andΒ still dreaming to have a beautiful photoshoot soon with my future husband to be. hahaha.

Okay. enough about me. haha.. Let’s talk more about this newly opened museum in the heart of Singapore. After 10 years of renovating and SGD374 millions of expenditure, ‘The Louvre of Asia’ is finally unfolded on 24th November 2015, and it is Uh-mah-zing! Indeed, The prettiest museum in SE Asia.

I came to this ‘few-months-old-museum’ twice, the first one was planned and the second one wasΒ not. It is free to come here and take pretty pictures in the hallway and the classic-elegant bridge, but you need to pay SGD 20 dollars/ person for foreigners and free admission for PR and Singaporean to see all of the exhibitions.

On my first visit, I did not enter at any of their exhibition, but on my second impromptu visit, i accidentally entered one of their exhibition named ‘Siapa Nama Kamu’ – A Painting and many other artwork gallery that represents the development of modern arts in Singapore. I was so lucky, the staff was quite lenient that time, so they let me to quickly finish the entire gallery.#rejekianaksoleh

This marriage of two-buildings, City Hall and Supreme Courts is amazingly beautiful. I can stay there one whole day just to enjoy its classic yet modern architecture, and stare at paintings that i may not even understand. haha.

National Gallery Singapore is surely a must visit when you are in Singapore. Why?

  • They simply have a nice architecture to admire
  • Then you can take loads of instagramable pictures
  • Enjoy theΒ 8,000 art pieces from old and new Singapore, and SE Asian arts
  • Nice cafe with a great Singapore landscape and MBS view
  • Cute museum shops – I can assure you, it’s not a boring ones

Okay, i guess enough of talking. Just see the pretty pictures below that were captured by Me and my lovely friend, Amanda Lorena

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National Gallery Singapore

1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Nearest MRT Station : City Hall

**Taken by Iphone 6 (edited by Vscocam)

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9 thoughts on “National Gallery Singapore – The ‘Louvre of Asia’

  1. Bangunannya nampak kece ya!

    Tapi nuansanya unik juga. Bangunannya bergaya model Renaissance Eropa gitu tapi dalamnya (maksudnya yang ada pameran seninya) bergaya modern, hehehe πŸ˜€ .

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