Arts and Culture

Singapore's vibrant arts scene is made up of many art museums, galleries and exhibition spaces. Besides the places listed below, there are many pockets of arts-influenced places to immerse in, including art installations along the famous Orchard Road and Marina Bay areas.


Singapore Arts Museum

Singapore Arts Museum

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) advocates and presents contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. Housed in a restored 19th-century mission school, it has amassed one of the world's largest public collections of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks.

SAM is a place where the public can experience the diversity of contemporary art from painting and sculpture, to installation, film & video, photography, new media, performance art and sound art.

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ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

Located on the Marina Bay waterfront, the ArtScience Museum is one that celebrates creativity, the processes at the heart of art and science, and their role in shaping society.

This iconic museum seeks to understand what drives creative people, how they acquire and use their skills, and how the world around us is changed because of it. The museum presents exhibitions and programmes to deliver these stories using a combination of beautiful design, intriguing content and intellectual discussion, in order to inspire the creativity in us all.

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Red Dot Design Museum

Red Dot Museum

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore presents the latest trends in the international design scene with a collection of more than 1,000 exhibits in the field of product design and communication design from over 50 countries.

Every one of these exhibits is a winner of the international Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s leading and largest design competitions.

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The Substation

The Substation

Located in the city’s civic district, The Substation is Singapore’s first independent contemporary arts centre.

Founded in 1990 by the late famed theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun, it has since developed into a performing arts hub, presenting a diverse range of artists, programmes and events: from traditionally trained dancers to local rock bands; established visual artists to young poets; publications to international short film festivals; experimental theatre to seminal conferences on Singapore arts and culture.

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