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Museums and Art Galleries

 

If you do not want to get actively involved as a guide to Singapore museums and join the Friends of the Museum, just visit the museums!

 

Get the Art Galleries Guide and complete your cultural experience by visiting the many art galleries and their various exhibitions featured.

 

Asian art makes a perfect souvenir or gift to bring back home and will blend in the environment of your new home in Singapore.

 

Escape the souring heat or a sudden downpour and take visiting friends to view the many different aspects of Singapore’s culture through paintings by local artists.

 

The maps below show areas where art is concentrated and you can view a few galleries within short walking distance from each other.

 

Waterloo Street Arts Belt: 7 arts groups in various streets

Little India Arts Belt: Kerbau Road, Serangoon Road – 6 arts groups

Chinatown Arts Belt: 10 arts groups in Smith Street and Trengganu Street

 

Websites
Singapore Museums
Chinatown Heritage Center
Art Museum
Art Galleries
Asian Civilization Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM)
National Archives Singapore
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
red dot Design Museum
List of Art Galleries

 

Addresses
Fuk Tak Chi Museum
oldest Temple in Singapore
43 Pekin Street
MRT Raffles Place
Tel: 6532 7868
red dot Design Museum 28 Maxwell Road
Red dot traffic building,
Singapore 069120
New Contemporary Asian Arts Centre Lasalle-SIA College of Arts
Goodman Road
Tel: 6 340 9169
Singapore Art Museum 71 Bras Basah Rd
MRT City Hall
Tel: 6332 3222
NUS Museums (Art) 50 Kent Ridge Crescent

 

 

Addresses
The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Tel: 6 337 7800
Website
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
Tel: 6332 6900
  The Esplanade
60 Raffles Avenue
Tel: 6 337 3711
Website

 

 

 Art Guide

 

If you are interested in art view monthly listings of art exhibitions running all over Singapore in this section. The locations are conveniently divided to present you with an overview of what is happening in your neighborhood and beyond. For further information we recommend to subscribe to the monthly Singapore Art Gallery Guide which also lists all art galleries and their location in Singapore. A color code permits to select international artists presently showcasing their works in Singapore.

 

Singapore art galleries exhibit local, regional and international art. But the best investment would be Asian art as prices are still modest but can expect rapid increases in the future.

Visit also the heartland galleries listed such as Telok Kurau Studios and the city’s art hubs Little India, Waterloo Street and the Artis Village where local artists show their art pieces.

 

 

 


Art Centres and Art Galleries

 
Addresses
Telok Kurau Studios
91 Lorong J. Telok Kurau
Tel: 6348 0535
The Esplanade
60 Raffles Avenue
Tel: 6 337 3711
http://www.esplanade.com.sg

The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Tel: 6 337 7800
http://www.substation.org/

 

Little India Arts Belt
Kerbau Road, Serangoon Road
6 arts groups in 8 shop houses

 

Chinatown Arts Belt
10 arts groups in Smith Street and Trengganu Street

 

Waterloo Street Arts Belt
7 arts groups

 

Artist Village
The Artists Village (TAV) is a contemporary art group in Singapore.
http://www.tav.org.sg

 

Websites
List of Art Galleries http://www.biotechnics.org/gallerylista.html
 

 


Chinese Opera/Wayang

 
Websites
CHINESE THEATER CIRCLE
http://www.ctcopera.com.sg/

 


Classical Music

 
Websites
Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) http://www.sso.org.sg/
Singapore Lyric Opera http://www.singaporeopera.com.sg

Cultural Shows

 
Addresses
Singapore Tourist Promotion Board
Tel: 1800 344 1335
http://www.stb.gov.sg/
Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)
https://www.mci.gov.sg/

Dance Theatre

 
Websites:
Odyssey Dance Theatre http://www.odysseydancetheatre.com
Bhaskar’s Academy of Arts http://www.bhaskarsartsacademy.com
Singapore Dance Theatre http://www.singaporedancetheatre.com
Singapore Indian Fine Art Society http://www.sifas.org/
 

 


Movies/Cinema Singapore

 

Western movie fans are sometimes disappointed when watching movies in Singapore due to the stringent rating system and film censoring. Those who have seen the same movie before sometimes feel sorry for some important scenes missing. There are, however, signs of a change which is due to freely available uncensored movies on the Internet. The recently introduced R 21 rating is a compromise to be noted.

Info: Film Ratings
G = General Suitable for everyone
PG = Parental Guidance Requires parents or adults to provide guidance. Scenes may not be suitable for children.
NC16 = No children below 16 Contains mature themes not suitable for teenagers below 16
Sex may be implied but not shown. violence will be moderate not prolonged or graphic
M18 =Mature 18 For viewers 18 and above. Sexual activity and homosexuality may be depicted. Realistic depiction of violence, Frontal nudity but not graphic detail
R21 = Restricted 21 For adults 21 and above, explicit nudity and sexuality in content. Strong and realistic violence.

 

 

Many cinemas offer phone bookings and online bookings and mainly accept VISA credit cards. Pick your seat online and avoid the long queues in front of the ticket counter.

Please note, that the room temperature in cinemas is sometimes uncomfortably low (about 10 C lower than outside!) and you are advised to dress accordingly – at least bring a shawl or someone to cuddle up with.

A recent survey by the Straits Times on the popularity of Singapore’s movie theatres revealed, that the GC Grand at Great Word City was the overall winner of the categories seats, sound, toilets, temperature, hygiene, service, ambience, layout, booking system, popcorn and snack bar. Second came Lido, Cathay and Eng Wah. Prince came in last.

 

 

 


River Cruises

 
Websites
Singapore River

CruiseRiver Explorer

http://www.rivercruise.com.sg/

http://www.riverexplorer.sg/


Theatre Companies

 

We invite all theatre companies in Singapore to publish their productions on this page. Please send us an image, the show times and ticket prices and booking facilities at least 2 weeks before your premiere.

 

Addresses
Action Theatre
42 Waterloo Ct. Centre
Tel: 6 837 9842
http://www.action.org.sg/
Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble
15A + 17 A Smith Street
Tel: 6 221 6285
http://www.toyfactory.com.sg/
Chinese Theatre Circle
5+7 Smith Street
Drama Box
Kerbau Road
Wild Rice
27 Kerbau Road
Tel: 6 292 2695
http://www.wildrice.com.sg
Bhaskar’s Art Academy
Kerbau Road
http://www.bhaskarsartsacademy.com
Dramaplus Arts
33 Kerbau Road
Tel: 6 299 0013
http://www.dramaplus.org
Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Arts
47 + 59 Kerbau Road
Tel: 6 225 6070
YMS Arts Center
Waterloo Street
Plastic Kinetic Worms
Kerbau Street
The Necessary Stage
#B1-02 Marine Parade Community Building
278 Marine Parade Rd
Tel. 6 440 8115
http://www.necessary.org
Singapore Repertory Theatre
DBS Arts Centre
20 Merbau Rd Robertson Quay
Tel: 6 733 8166
Website
The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Tel: 6 337 7535
http://www.substation.org/
The Stage Club
41 Malcolm Rd
Tel: 6 251 1380
http://www.stageclub.com
TheatreWorks
The Black Box
Fort Canning Centre
Cox Terrace Fort Canning Park
Tel: 6 338 4077
Architects of Magical Innovation
The Complete Magic Production House|
Tel: 6841 8489
HP: 9048 0294 http://www.conceptmagic.biz/

 

Websites
Act 3 https://www.act3international.com.sg/
Singapore Repertory Theatre http://www.srt.com.sg/
The Necessary Stage http://www.necessary.org/
Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble http://www.toyfactory.com.sg/

 

 


Tickets Online

 

You can order your tickets for almost all shows and events online. Seats are allocated according to a “best seat” available system.

 

Websites: Tickets online
Ticketcharge
Sistic
Esplanade (ticket agent for Sistic)
 

Venue Guides 

 

 

 

 

Leisure Activities: Classes and Courses in Singapore

 

Introduction

 

 

There is a large variety of courses and classes offered in all parts of Singapore and our featured selection is by no means complete. The trouble is that locations and names are changing so frequently that it is hard to keep the information updated at all times.

Therefore we recommend you call the organizer prior to your first visit and inquire about the location, commencement and fees involved. It is useful to ask for a “landmark” to direct the taxi driver as sometimes it can be quite tricky to find the place.

Engaging in a course or class helps to settle in quickly and is a good way to find new friends, either local or expatriate. Often classes are organized by international clubs or individual expatriates who are using the clubs” venues. You may be able to join even if you are not a club member.

Do not hesitate to drop us an email and inform us about any changes and/or of new classes you can recommend.

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