Singapore City Gallery

Overview of Singapore City Gallery

A must-do introduction to Singapore, the Singapore City Gallery is a place for both business and leisure travellers who want to know how the city-state transformed from an overcrowded urban seaport of the 1960s into a vibrant metropolis, Asia's most liveable city today.

See one of the world's largest architectural models for a bird's eye view of the city centre and its famous shopping street in Orchard Road" and historical districts like Singapore River.

Discover the future of Singapore's downtown extension into Marina Bay, offering a new financial hub, gardens, and an Integrated Resort, as the latest exciting plans unfold before you.

With 10 thematic areas and more than 50 audio-visual and interactive exhibits spanning 3 floors over 2,400 square metres, the Singapore City Gallery offers an exciting, multi-sensory learning experience into Singapore's planning journey.

The gallery is located in the URA Centre and is just beside the famous Maxwell Food Centre. Spreading from level 1 to level 3, Singapore City Gallery is Singapore's version of a city exhibition that showcases how Singapore transformed itself into a vibrant metropolis for 4.1 million people without sacrificing space for greenery, built heritage and gracious living.


Vibrant Cities - Explore what other cities do before immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of beautiful Singapore through a 270 degree panoramic show.

Periods of Progress - Travel through time to discover how Singapore overcame many challenges and transformed itself from a fishing port to a cosmopolitan city within a short period of time.

Conversations - It's not just city planners who shape Singapore's physical landscape, everyone has a part to play. Listen to different stakeholders to see how we can all make a difference in realising our plans

Learning the fundamentals - Try your hand at city planning though a dynamic 8-player game and see how you can meet the needs of a city state with limited land. See how innovative solutions can help overcome this

Planning Sustainably - Read about the different strategies that have helped to shape what Singapore is today. Discover how land is planned for life, work and play opportunities, creating an endearing home for all

Brush With History - Discover how proactive conservation efforts have helped retain important historic buildings and structures and rich identity and heritage of many areas

Urban Design - Learn the art and science of creating memorable buildings and streetscapes that help make Singapore more distinctive and create your own city skyline

Study Area - See how Singapore's central area has changed over the years by exploring the different layers of the city through flip books

Distinctive Districts - Experience the buzz and distinct characteristics of Singapore's unique districts. They are Singapore River, Marina Bay, Orchard Road and Bras Basah Bugis

Central Area Model - Get an exclusive bird's eye view of Singapore's central area at one of the largest architectural models in the world

With all the hands-on interactive exhibits, a visit to the gallery promises to be an enjoyable self-discovery of Singapore. 

How to get there

Take the MRT to Tanjong Pagar stations and take Exit F. Walk along Maxwell towards The URA Centre

Take Public Bus 80, 145 to South Bridge Road (Maxwell Food Centre) or 61, 166, 197 to South Bridge (Opposite Sri Mariamman Temple) or 57, 131, 167, 186, 700,970 to Cecil Street (Opposite GB Building)

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Closed on Sunday and public holidays



More information

The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069118

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