National Gallery Singapore: Exploring Southeast Asian Art and Culture

Singapore's National Art Gallery is a place that accommodates the largest collection of visual artworks in Singapore and Southeast Asia. It is not only one of the best art galleries in Asia, but it also exists to promote its cultural heritage worldwide through methods. The museum gallery gives detailed information about visual art from the 19th century to the modern days. So, make sure to highlight this place in your Package for Singapore.

The National Gallery Singapore commenced operations for its public on 24th Nov 2015 in the city's Civic District as the largest museum of visual arts. It has thousands of artworks and covers an impressive area of 64,000 sq. mts. The museum has special exhibitions of galleries that specifically showcase the culture and architecture of Southeast Asia or Singapore to visitors.

National Gallery Etiquettes

  1. Please don’t touch the art pieces while strolling around the art gallery; even your hands can cause harm.
  2. Food and beverages are allowed only at restaurants located inside the gallery compounds. 
  3. A gallery has no fixed dress code, but it would be preferable to take warm clothes because it is climate-controlled.
  4. A locker is available to store bags and luggage for the security of the artwork.
  5. Not using flash photography and videography inside the gallery is forbidden.

Tours at the National Gallery Singapore

Daily Guided Tours: Daily tours are operated in the indicated slots at various English or Mandarin times. Visitors can also book for private galleries themselves. There are 20 slots based on the first registered user. Registration is 20 minutes earlier than the start of each tour. It is also added to your Singapore trip package for family.

UOB Southeast Asia Gallery Highlight Tour: It is led by the docents, you will learn the top things you need to know about the Southeast Asia Gallery. Daily times are 3:30 PM (English) and Friday-Sunday: 3 PM (Mandarin).

Insight tour: The guided tour of the gallery conducted by the curators will transport you back in time to the period when Singapore became a self-governing state (1965) from a British settlement (1819). The tour ticket is free for guests with the admission ticket. The tour opens for visitors every 4th Friday of the month (excluding public holidays) between 6:3PM -7:30 PM.

DBS Singapore Gallery Highlights Tour: The tour is guided by docents and provides access to some of the highlights of the DBS Singapore Gallery. The tour is open every day at 1 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 AM-1 PM (English time) & Friday-Sunday at 12 PM (Mandarin time).

Best Places to Dine in at National Gallery Singapore

Aura Restaurant: Aura boasts the temptation of glorious contemporary cuisine made with the finest and freshest ingredients and an array of Italian classics. The restaurant works this way by exhibiting the talent of experienced chefs in Italian cuisine. 

Opening hours are daily between noon- 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM -10:30 PM.

Courtyard Lounge: It is in a comfy corner of the National Art Gallery. The restaurant has become a place for lovers of Asian cuisine. Open 1 pm to 7 pm from Monday to Thursday, and 1 pm to 8 pm on Friday-Saturday; Closed on Sundays. Make sure to add this place to your Package for Singapore and have one meal here.

Hachi Restaurant: The 20-year-old Japanese restaurant opened its new flagship in the National Art Gallery. The idea of the restaurant is seasonal omakase dining with authentic Japanese cooking ingredients from Japan's land and sea resources. It remains open Monday-Friday between noon-2:30 PM and 6-11 PM and on Saturdays between 6 PM -11 PM.

Yan: If you love original Cantonese food, Yan is where you should be headed, as it will excite your taste buds with their innovative food items. Their classic menu is made up of dishes that consist of various recipes for the typical Cantonese taste. The restaurant remains open every day between 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM and 6 PM- 10:30 PM

To Sum Up

Therefore, don’t miss out on this amazing place white booking Singapore trip package. You will learn amazing things and get the chance to taste the yummy food. So, after exploring this beautiful tourist place, why wait to visit? Book your Singapore travel package today with Nitsa Holidays and enjoy the amazing time.