S’pore City Gallery officially reopens with revamped look

The Singapore City Gallery has officially reopened to the public, and it is sporting a new look. The gallery is the only one in Singapore that details the nation’s physical planning efforts.

The gallery showcases Singapore’s physical transformation over the last 40 years to become one of Asia’s most liveable cities.

The revamped gallery boasts greater interactivity and content, with some 10 thematic areas and more than 50 audio-visual and interactive exhibits. Some highlights include a 270-degree panoramic sights and sounds show, as well as a “design-your-own skyline” exhibit.

The gallery also features one of the world’s largest architectural model of Singapore’s central area.

The opening was officiated by Minister of State for National Development, Lee Yi Shyan earlier this week.

He said: “I hope that the new Singapore City Gallery will inspire us to build a home we can be proud of. In the coming years, we will face difficult trade-offs in how we use our land. But with active collaboration between the public and the government, I am sure we can find creative ways to enhance our living environments.”

URA said some 400 people over two years were involved in the gallery’s revamp. The gallery was first opened in 1999, and has since attracted some 200,000 visitors.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 20 Aug 2011