Year End Jubilee Celebrations with National Gallery Singapore

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National Gallery Singapore (NGS), which has been beautifully restored and transformed from the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, will be opened on 24th November 2015 (Tuesday) with a string of diverse programme and activities to captivate you! It is the first museum in the world dedicated to Southeast Asian modern art, so you can expect to enjoy a differentiated art experience as you explore and appreciate art and its history.

To celebrate its opening, NGS will open its two permanent galleries, the DBS Singapore Gallery and the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery free of charge to the public for two weeks (24 November to 6 December 2015). There will also be over 20 free events and activities with Art Carnival and grand facade show.

Not to be missed is the 10-minute 'Share the Hope' Facade Show, a grand audio visual production designed with inspiration from the art in the Gallery, from 27 to 29 November at 8, 9 and 10pm. Be prepared to be captivated by the stunning displays of light, sound and visuals set against the  backdrop of the newly transformed NGS.

During the same 3-day period, the iconic Padang will be transformed into a block party with thematic landscapes for artists and art lovers from 5pm to midnight. Expect to experience the rich heritage and history of Singapore and Southeast Asian art beyond the walls of the Gallery with a weekend of interactive art installations, community art workshops and artisanal treats.

 This customised 9-footer Steinway Concert Grand Piano is a gift from DBS/POSB to the Sing50 Fund. It made its debut on 7th August 2015 at the Sing50 Mega Concert.

In addition, the exploration of the Gallery spaces and art will be enhanced by the new Gallery Explorer mobile app which the public can download for free from Apple’s App Store now and from Google Play Store shortly after. This is one cool app that enables intelligent indoor navigation across the Gallery’s 64,000 sqm area, proactively giving information on the art within the vicinity. It gives a preview of up to 100 artworks from the Gallery! Through Bluetooth-enabled beacon technology, a visitor's proximity to an artwork can trigger the presentation of additional relevant content via the app. The app is also integrated with social media capabilities, allowing users to share their experiences with friends and create conversations about the art at the museum.

Drying Salted Fish - 
This iconic painting is also featured on the back of Singapore's $50 bank note.

Can't wait to get into NGS? Enjoy your free entry from 24 November till 6 December 2015 by booking your ticket online at now!

Exhibition Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs, Sun and Public Holidays  10am to 7pm
Fri, Sat and Eve of Public Holidays     10am to 10pm (till 11pm from 24 November to 6 December 2015)


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