Culture in Singapore

Singapore's multi-cultural makeup is what makes it such a fascinating city to explore, and you can easily soak up the local culture by taking a walk around one of the ethnic neighbourhoods such as Little India, Chinatown or the Arab Quarter, or by visiting one of the many varied places of worship.

For a more structured and educational experience, then check out one of Singapore's excellent museums to gain an understanding of the background of this multi-cultured nation. The latest addition to the Singapore museum scene, and making headlines as much for its architecture as its exhibitions, is the ArtScience Museum which promises to become a premier venue for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world. Number 2 on the list, the National Museum of Singapore is where to head to in order to garner very quickly an overall history of Singapore, although there is a huge amount to take in during one visit, while the Asian Civilisations Museum explores the cultures of Singapore's multi-ethnic ancestors.

If you prefer to indulge in the Arts, then there are plenty of shows and exhibitions to enjoy also. The Singapore Art Museum boasts the world's largest collection of Southeast Asian art, while the local theatres attract many of the world's biggest touring performances. Try the Marina Bay Sands Theatres for big Broadway-style shows, the Esplanade Theatre for Asian and international theatre and music, and the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall to catch the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and visiting musicians.

ArtScience Museum

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10 Bayfront Ave

50,000 Square feet of galleries featuring world-renowned exhibitions... read more

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National Museum of Singapore

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93 Stamford Rd
#01-03 National Museum

Six Centuries Of Singapore History... read more

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Asian Civilisations Museum

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1 Empress Place

Where the Story of Asia Unfolds... read more

Singapore Art Museum

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71 Bras Basah Rd

South-East Asian Contemporary Art... read more

Marina Bay Sands Theatre

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Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave.

Theatres attracting world-famous shows... read more

Esplanade (Theatres on the Bay)

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1 Esplanade Drive

Theatres on the Bay... read more

Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall

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9 Empress Place
At the southern end of the Padang

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

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288 South Bridge Rd

Learn the fascinating history of Buddhism... read more

Peranakan Museum

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39 Armenian St

Insight Into Peranakan Culture... read more

The Arts House

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1 Old Parliament Lane
At the south end of the Padang, next to the Supreme Court

Palladian-style mansion turned government building... read more
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