Singapore is a country with an emphasis on art, not less than their developments in technology. Throughout the year, there are many art exhibitions were set up and a lot of museums and art galleries were built. It can be found all over the country and being tourist attraction in Singapore and get attention from both Singaporean and tourists. Here there are 6 museums and art galleries which we recommended;
National Gallery Singapore – The Museum is largest and most newest in ASEAN. The Gallery consists of Contemporary art works from Singaporean Artists and ASEAN artists. There are many art zone for showing various art collections. For example; the museum provide an understanding and appreciation of art and culture through a variety of media, focusing on ASEAN culture and heritage and its relationship. The highlight of the museum is consisting of over 8,000 artworks such as Georgette Chen (Singapore Artist), Latiff Mohidin (Malaysia), and Montien Boonma (Thailand). Moreover, there are many interesting activities, art community, art speech by famous artist. The Museum is considered to be art learning place for art lovers.
ASEAN Sculpture Garden – It is the park within peaceful atmosphere. There are many sculptures were exhibited since 1981 when The ASEAN Sculptures Symposium was held first time in Singapore and each of the five member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore – donated a sculpture to this garden within a park. In 1988, Brunei contributed its piece when it became an ASEAN member. Fredesvinda is one of the famous sculpture and the title means ‘strength of the country’ in German. It is the 5-metre-tall steel-and-concrete which resembles the skeleton of an unfinished boat by Napoleon Veloso Abueva from the Philippines.
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall – is located in the Central Area of Singapore. This concert hall have been used for a number of purposes, for example, stage performances, public events, exhibitions, and musical performance such as the performance from Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The buildings was built in well design and very unique in the form of Palladian architectural style which it combined between classic and modern elegance style. This is the place that you should not miss.
Gillman Barracks – Former is a British military camp which was renovated and use for an Asia’s new Destination for Contemporary Art. There are art gallery and store onsite which is peacefully surrounding and located in a beautiful Colonial architectural style building.
To be continued in Part 2…