Monday, June 11, 2012

Singapore City Gallery (URA Centre)

It's my third time at the URA Centre Singapore City Gallery. Twice I came of my own accord and once because it was a school trip. 

There are some exhibits at the first floor. Currently, there's an exhibition titled Perspectives from the Ideal City.

The third floor is where the bulk of the exhibits are. You get to see the progression of Singapore, the use of space in Singapore with different themes such as sustainability and urban design. Truth to be told, a lot of it sounds like national education where it's repeatedly emphasised that urban planners can't make everybody happy but they try their best. (They didn't say it in that crude a manner but that's basically it.)

The cool thing about this gallery is that there are a lot of interactive things, including games. If you are one who likes prodding at screens or playing Sims City, get yourself here!

I'll round off this post with this picture, a gigantic model of Singapore. On your way to the exhibits, you actually see a room where they do the models. Cool stuff. 

There is no admission fee here. For people like me who are not that interested in urban planning, this place might be a little boring. But for those who love to know how our city has been planned and transformed over the decades, or simply if you like a place bursting with interaction and information, this is for you!

Singapore City Gallery
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069118
Tel: (65) 6321 8321
Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays


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