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Address: 45 Maxwell Road The Ura Centre | The URA Centre, Singapore 069118, Singapore
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+65 6321 8321
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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I read all the information, listened to all the clips shown in front of me and was very surprised with the mini-city that they build. One of the best things to do in Singapore. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful air conditioned building with excellent wifi and toilets. Ground floor foyer has an excellent, very large 3D model of the whole island of Singapore which makes an excellent spectacle

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Phang Nga, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read all the information, listened to all the clips shown in front of me and was very surprised with the mini-city that they build. One of the best things to do in Singapore. I fully understand how they could manage to grow in the way they did!!! Should pay a visit if you also want to know!!

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Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.

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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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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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