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Museums to Visit in Singapore

Top 28 Best Museums to Visit in Singapore

Time to learn new perspectives. The Top Best Museums to Visit in Singapore will leave you breathless with fascinating exhibits. You probably know some of them, the Singapore Art Museum, the Asian Civilisations Museum, and the iconic ArtScience Museum that’s beside Marina Bay Sands. But there are some that are just under the radar too, such as the Singapore Philatelic Museum and Singapore Musical Box Museum. Whether you want to revel in future worlds or in optical illusions, here are the Top Best Museums to Visit in Singapore.

1. National Museum of Singapore


With a history dating back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Beneath its 19th-century colonial exterior, it uses cutting-edge technology to present the nation’s legacy and development. Its galleries highlight fresh perspectives of the Singapore story as they take you on an immersive voyage – one where creative storytelling redefines the conventional museum experience.

A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the National Museum hosts innovative activities and events all year round. These include the well-loved Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as performances and film screenings of different styles and genres. You will also find a wide range of facilities and services such as a resource centre which has a growing collection of about 15,000 publications related to cultural studies, design and Singapore’s history.

Price: Free admission for Singaporean and PRs

Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Operation hours: Open daily 10am to 7pm

Website: nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum

2. Asian Civilisations Museum


ACM is Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art. As the only museum in Asia with a pan-Asian scope, ACM is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia through their outstanding collection of masterpieces, and through ground-breaking special exhibitions. Opened in 1997 and in its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the middle of the 19th century. ACM focuses on the many historical connections between cultures and civilisations in Asia, and between Asia and the world.

Price: Permanent galleries are free for Singaporeans & PRs. Ticketing charges for special exhibitions apply.

Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

Operation hours:

Daily: 10.00 – 7.00 PM

Fridays: 10.00 – 9.00 PM

Website: .nhb.gov.sg/acm

3. Singapore Art Museum


The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 

SAM Vision
SAM will be pivotal among contemporary art museums in the region, inspiring humane and better futures through meaningful encounters with art.

SAM Mission
SAM champions contemporary art in Southeast Asia, in active dialogue and collaboration with artists, partners, and audiences; through their collection, educational outreach, research and thought-provoking exhibitions.

Housed in a restored 19ththeircentury mission school, Singapore Art Museum opened its doors in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, the museum is now a contemporary art museum. 

SAM has built one of the world’s most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art. SAM draws from its collection and collaborates with international contemporary art museums to co-curate and present contemporary art exhibitions. Contemporary art of the region is also given international exposure through SAM’s travelling exhibition programme and collection loans. 

Price: Admission fee is $10 for adults and $5 for concession entry.

Address: 71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555

Operation hours: Sat – Thurs: 10am – 7pm |Friday: 10am – 9pm

Website: .singaporeartmuseum.sg

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4. Red Dot Design Museum Singapore


A boutique museum along the Waterfront Promenade at the Marina Bay. Red Dot Design Museum is the physical embodiment of the international Red Dot Design Award. Learn and enjoy good design from over 200 design works on exhibition from one of the most prestigious design awards in the World.

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau Formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum. Every year, design experts from all over the world convene to decide works from product design, design concept and communication design to be awarded. The experts make up the jury for the international Red Dot Awards for Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept. All entries are tested, discussed and assessed for their innovative design quality based on different criteria depending on their tasks and purposes. Only the best pass through rigorous adjudication process to receive the coveted Red Dot quality seal – and thus their deserved place in the Red Dot Design Museum.

In 2017, the Singapore Red Dot Design Museum moved to its present location along the Marina Bay after a 12 year period since it was first established in 2005 along Maxwell Road. A visit to the museum is more than just an education trip by entering into a world of design. It is one of the interesting places to visit in Singapore.

In addition to design exhibitions, the museum features one of the best design shop where carefully curated design objects from around the world as well as the ones produced by Singapore designers can be found. The cafe bar also serves traditional rice dumplings and colourful Nyonya kuehs and a range of contemporary cakes fused with Asian fruits, spices and herbs.


Pay as you wish but the minimum fee for non-Singapore citizen is as follows:
Single Ticket (for visitors 7 years old and above): S$10

Free admission for children aged 6 and below.

Address: 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940

Operation hours:

Wed – Fri : 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Sat – Sun : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

Website: museum.red-dot.sg

5. National Gallery Singapore


National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution which oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. Situated at the birthplace of modern Singapore, in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments – City Hall and former Supreme Court – that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting 64,000-square-metre venue.

Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery aims to be a progressive museum that creates dialogues between the art of Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world to foster and inspire a creative and inclusive society. This is reflected in their collaborative research, education, long-term and special exhibitions, and innovative programming.

The Gallery also works with international museums such as Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Tate Britain, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA),  to jointly present Southeast Asian art in the global context, positioning Singapore as a key node in the global visual arts scene.

Price: Free general admission for Singaporeans and PRs.

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Operation hours:

Public holidays and the Eve of PH will follow the operating hours of the day it falls on. Please note that from 03 April 2020 onwards, the Gallery will close at 7pm instead of 9pm on Fridays. Daily 10am- 7pm.

Website: nationalgallery.sg

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6. Museum of Ice Cream Singapore


Museum of Ice Cream transforms concepts and dreams into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity. MOIC is designed to be a culturally inclusive environment and community, inspiring human connection and through the universal power of ice cream. Museum of Ice Cream is a Figure8 brand.

MOIC believe in creating beautiful and shareable environments that foster IRL interaction and URL connections, providing fun, multi-sensorial expressions of ice cream that cater to the appetites of this generation. Now currently stationed in New York City, MOIC is just getting started.

Price: Adult: From$38. Kids aged 2 & below FREE

Address: 100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837

Operation hours: Daily 10am-11pm. Close on every Tuesday

Website: museumoficecream.com

7. ArtScience Museum


ArtScience Museum is an iconic cultural landmark in Singapore. Their mission is to explore where art, science, culture and technology come together. It is here at the intersection of art and science that innovation and new ideas are formed. Art Science Museum intertwine Art and Science with 21 gallery space spanning nearly 5,000m2, they have held large scale exhibitions by some of the world’s best known artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh and M.C. Escher since opening in February 2011. In addition, they have presented significant exhibitions that explore aspects of science including big data, particle physics, paleontology, marine biology, cosmology and space exploration.

Price: Click here for ticket price

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Operation hours: Daily: 10am – 7pm (Last admission at 6pm)

Website: marinabaysands.com/museum/artsciencel

8. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum strives to be a leader in Southeast Asian biodiversity – in research, education and outreach. Regardless of the date one chooses, the Raffles Museum and its present incarnations, the National Museum of Singapore and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, are the oldest such institutes in Southeast
Asia. For management purposes and point of law, the date of 16 December 1878 is a practical, and perhaps the most objective one for the “start” of the natural history museum.

The museum inherited the natural history collection from its predecessor, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (established in 1998), whose collection was that of the Zoological Reference Collection
(formally opened on 31 October 1988), which of course stems from the original Raffles Museum that was renamed the National Museum of Singapore in 1965.

Formally established as an independent academic unit under the Faculty of Sciences on 1 April 2014. The building housing the museum was built on public donations and sustained by a substantial endowment
to safeguard the national collection of animals and natural heritage

Price: Click here for price list

Address: 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377

Operation hours: Open Daily 10am-3.30pm, except Monday & Tuesday

Website: lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg

9. Peranakan Museum


The Armenian Street building was formerly the Tao Nan School built in 1912. It was first converted to Asian Civilisations Museum in 1994, which was then redeveloped into the Peranakan Museum in 2008. The redevelopment was spurred by the immense popularity of the Peranakan display in the old ACM.

Preparations for the inaugural exhibition of the Asian Civilisations Museum began in 1994. Storylines and themes were discussed, designers and construction companies appointed, artefacts selected and labels written.

Appropriately, for a building that was once converted from a Chinese school, the permanent exhibition of the Museum began with a focus on different aspects of Chinese culture and civilisation, ranging from architecture to the connoisseurship of the literati. Later, the permanent exhibition at ACM, Armenian Street focused on showcasing the rich material and cultural heritage of the Peranakans. The ACM closed at the end of 2005 to be redeveloped as a new museum to showcase the eclectic Peranakan culture.

Today, the old Tao Nan School has entered the latest and most colourful phase in its history – as the Peranakan Museum.

Over the 70-year occupation of the place, several changes were made to the building. Space was differently employed and some structures were added while others demolished. The biggest transformation is the conversion from a school to a museum.

Price: Free Admission For Citizens and Permanent Residents

Address: 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941

Operation hours: Mon–Thu 10:00–19:00, Fri 10:00–21:00, Sat–Sun 10:00–19:00

Website: nhb.gov.sg/peranakanmuseum

10. Vintage Camera Museum


The Vintage Camera’s Museum, itself is set in the form of a camera, and the entry is shaped like a lens. There are around 1000 cameras in display right from replicas of the world’s biggest camera – the mammoth camera till the latest technological gadget, a 11 gram camera. Some of the other unique cameras which can be viewed in the museum are a walking stick camera, spy cameras, pigeon cameras, 3D camera and pistol cameras to name a few. Besides, the museum also has on display, rare collection of photographs featuring interesting facets about photography including an authentic replica of the first ever photograph taken.

Price: Adults: $20
Senior Citizens: $15
Child (6 – 12yrs): $15
Child (Under 5yrs): Free

Address: 8D Jln Kledek, Singapore 199263

Operation hours: Open daily 10:30am – 7:30pm

Website: vintagecamerasmuseumsg.com

11. STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery


STPI is a dynamic creative workshop and contemporary art gallery based in Singapore. Established in 2002, STPI is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting artistic experimentation in the mediums of print and paper and has become one of the most cutting-edge destinations for contemporary art in Asia. STPI sits alongside National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum as part of the national Visual Arts Cluster of leading institutions in the region.

STPI seeks to develop Singapore as a leading player in the contemporary art world by collaborating with top international artists in unique, ground-breaking projects. Through its artist collaborations, artworks, exhibitions and public programmes, STPI engages both international and local art communities, with the aim of inspiring and developing an appreciation of print and paper art practice.

STPI is a global leader in contemporary art practice with print and paper, creating unique and quality artworks in collaboration with leading artists from around the world.

Address: 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236

Operation hours: Weedays: 10am-7pm. Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Website: stpi.com.sg

12. The Battle Box


Embark on an unforgettable journey into the Battlebox, an authentic World War II secret Command Centre built 9 metres underground in the late 1930s. 

Venture into this authentic underground command centre and discover the tension and drama behind the decision to surrender the much-vaunted ‘Fortress Singapore’ on 15 February 1942. 

Explore the labyrinth of rooms and corridors and view amazing wartime artefacts. Watch the war unfold on land and on sea, follow the battles in the air, and discover the tension and drama behind the decision to surrender on the last day when Singapore fell on 15 February 1942. Embrace your bold side and step into this 1930s war bunker. 

Price: Adult: $20, Child (aged 7-12): $10

Address: 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622

Operation hours: Weekends (9:30am-5:30pm, Friday 9:30am-5:30pm

Website: battlebox.com.sg

13. Singapore Philatelic Museum


Singapore Philatelic Museum is the custodian and curator of Singapore’s treasure of philatelic materials. The museum collections range from stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830s to present day, and stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union.

The permanent galleries introduce the world of philately, the world’s first stamp, and how stamps are a window to the world – to explore different topics such as science, technology, history and culture. Throughout the year, the museum holds special exhibitions on current topics. Educational activities are organised for schools and members of the public to discover the heritage of Singapore and other countries through philately.

Price: Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children.

Address: Coleman St, 23-B, Singapore 179807

Operation hours: Temporarily closed for Museum Revamp till year 2022

Website: nhb.gov.sg/spm

14. Singapore Musical Box Museum


Musical Boxes were an important symbol of European culture dating back to the 19th century and early 20th century.

Historical resources have shown that Singapore played an integral part in the progress and development of musical boxes in South-east Asia during that time frame. 

In this Singapore’s first musical box museum, they aim to share the historical background from the rise to the fall of the musical boxes to how it made its way to Singapore in the 19th century to the public.

They aim to also, to function as a repository for academic research, education and above all, preservation of such artifacts in Singapore for future generations.

Price: Adult: $12, Student / Senior Citizen (60 Years & above) $6, Child below age 6 FREE

Address: 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068619

Operation hours: Daily 10am-5:30pm, close on every Tuesday

Website: singaporemusicalboxmuseum.org

15. Trick Eye Museum


World renowned 4D Museum now in Singapore! Trick Eye Museum brings you closer to art through the use of optical illusions. Immerse yourself in different settings at 6 themed zones and recreate into memorable photographs with your imagination.

‘Trickeye’ comes from ‘Trick of the eye’ and refers to a traditional art technique Trompe-l’oeil which turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Paintings on the walls, ceilings and ground bring you into the setting of a scene and you become part of the artwork! All visitors are encouraged to step inside the paintings and installations to recreate memorable photos of their own with their creativity and imagination.

Price: Click here for price list

Operation hours: Thursday to Monday, 10am-6pm (last admission 5pm). Close every Tuesday and Wednesday, except public holiday.

Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-43/44, 098138 (Resort World Sentosa)

Where to Find: trickeye.com/singapore

16. Singapore Maritime Gallery


The Singapore Maritime Gallery tells the story of Singapore’s transformation from a thriving trading post into a premier Global Hub Port and the world’s leading International Maritime Centre. Seize the opportunity to experience Singapore’s rich maritime heritage, while learning about the vital link between the maritime industry and daily life. The Singapore Maritime Gallery tells the story of Singapore’s transformation from a thriving trading post into a premier Global Hub Port and the world’s leading International Maritime Centre. Seize the opportunity to experience their rich maritime heritage, while learning about the vital link between the maritime industry and their daily lives.

Price: Adult: $12
Child (4-12yrs): $8
Senior (Age 60 and above): $5
Child (Under 4): Free

Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9am-6pm. Closed on Monday

Address: 31 Marina Coastal Dr, Level 2, Singapore 018988

Where to Find: mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/maritime-singapore

17. Changi Chapel and Museum


The newly revamped Changi Chapel and Museum (CCM) features new content and artefacts presented in an intimate and engaging format to tell the story of the prisoners of war and civilians interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation. As part of the revamp, the National Museum of Singapore which manages CCM has been collecting stories and personal objects from families of former internees that emphasise their personal experiences. The museum’s narrative is centred on remembrance and reflection, encouraging visitors to contemplate both the hardships that the internees underwent, as well as their courage and resilience in the face of difficulties.

Price: Free (Singapore Citizens & PRs), $8 (General Admission)

Operation hours: Tue-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm, Closed every Monday except Public Holidays
Last admission at 5pm.

Address: 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707

Where to Find: nhb.gov.sg/changichapelmuseum

18. Civil Defence Heritage Gallery


The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery traces fire fighting and civil defence developments in Singapore from the late 1800s till modern day, and is intended as a twin vehicle for showcasing the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) proud and long history, as well as heightening public awareness of civil defence.

By locating the gallery in the Central Fire Station, which is a part of the Civic District Heritage Trail, visitors will be able to fully experience and understand this integral part of Singapore’s history.

Price: Free admission

Address: 62 Hill St, Singapore 179367

Operation hours: Tuseday to Sunday 10-4pm, Close every Monday

Where to Find: roots.gov.sg/places/places-landing/Places/museums/civil-defence-heritage-gallery

19. NUS Museum


As a university museum, NUS Museum’s mission is to actively facilitate intellectual and cultural life within and beyond the University. With a distinct focus on Asia, the Museum contributes to and facilitates the production, reception, and preservation of knowledge through collections development and curatorial practice.

The Museum is a cultural hub, developing partnerships within NUS, the culture and heritage industry, and the global knowledge community.

Located at the University Cultural Centre, NUS Museum comprises nine galleries and additional ancillary spaces which host a wide range of exhibitions, module collaborations and supporting programmes that contribute to the cultural and interdisciplinary conversation within NUS and beyond.

Since 2004, the NUS Museum has been part of NUS Centre For the Arts.

Price: Free admission

Operation hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Close every Sunday and Monday

Address: 50 Kent Ridge Cres, Singapore 119279

Where to Find: museum.nus.edu.sg

20. MINT Museum of Toy


MINT Museum of Toys’ Virtual Museum is a digitally interactive platform that offers a sneak peak into the museum’s permanent exhibitions from the Collectables and Childhood Favourites levels. Through a 360 virtual environment, you will be introduced to a wide collection of vintage toys from over 40 countries dating as far back to the 1840s.

Virtual Museum is a digitally interactive platform that offers a glimpse into the museum’s permanent exhibitions from the Collectables and Childhood Favourites levels. Through a 360 virtual environment, you will be introduced to a wide collection of vintage toys from over 40 countries dating as far back to the 1840s. 

In the Collectables level, you can discover familiar Traditional Folk Games and gain an insight on the development of toys throughout the Golden Era. Let the museum also allow you to travel back in time and delve deep into the narratives behind some of their Historical and Political inspired toys as well as some of the social causes championed by toymakers in the past. Toys served a greater purpose than being just mere playthings!

At the Childhood Favourites level, you will view some of their rarest and highly sought after vintage Classic Companions which were carefully handsewn and handcrafted by master craftsmen from around the world. Here you will also find toys that came from a time when entertainment was quite different in the form of puppetry – Favourite Entertainments – Puppetry!

Price: Click here for price list

Operation hours: Monday-Sunday 9.30am-6.30pm. Last admission at 6pm

Address: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382

Where to Find: emint.com

21. Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum


The Air Force Museum is a physical embodiment of the history, heritage, and values of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Since its inception at Changi Air Base on 1 September 1988, the museum has come a long way. Today, it stands in a compound next to Paya Lebar Air Base and creatively combines original artefacts with interactive media. The museum provides an engaging hands-on experience that breathes new life into the RSAF story for all ages.

Price: Free admission

Operation hours: Tue–Sun 08:30am–5:00pm

Address: 400 Airport Rd, Singapore 534234

Where to Find: mindef.gov.sg/web/portal

22. Malay Heritage Centre


Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in June 2005, the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) provides wonderful cultural exposure and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests. Situated amidst the Istana Kampong Gelam, Gedung Kuning and the surrounding Kampong Gelam precinct, the Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore. Through its exhibits, programmes and activities, the Centre hopes to honour the past while providing a means for present-day expression. The Malay Heritage Centre is presently under the management of the National Heritage Board in partnership with the Malay Heritage Foundation. 

Mission: To develop MHC, a heritage institution managed by NHB, into a leading heritage institution and a focal point for the community.

Vision: To establish a sustainable destination of historical and cultural significance for visitors and the community.

Price: Click here for price list

Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501

Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm, Closed every Monday

Where to Find: malayheritage.gov.sg

23. Indian Heritage Centre


The Indian Heritage Centre, under the management of the National Heritage Board and with support from the Indian community, traces the history of the Indian and South Asian communities in the Southeast Asian region.

The four-storey building is an iconic, unique and sustainable building that blends both traditional Indian as well as modern architectural elements. The architectural design for the facade is inspired by the baoli (or Indian stepwell), and seeks to create an urban forum for the celebration and appreciation of Indian culture. It houses five permanent galleries, a museum shop as well as programming and activity spaces.

The diversity and multi-faceted nature of Indian culture is also captured in the use of a translucent shimmering façade to create an impression of the Centre as a “shining jewel” in the day, and the transformation into a “glowing lantern” of the Indian community with the lighting of the colourful façade mural at night.

Situated at 5 Campbell Lane, the Centre also serves as a springboard for visitors to explore Little India and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the historical precinct. Indian Heritage Centre was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 7 May 2015 and offers year-round exhibitions, programmes and activities to promote greater public awareness and appreciation of Indian heritage, arts and culture.

Price: Click here for price list

Address: 5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924

Operation hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am-7pm | Fri, Sat: 10am-8pm | Sun: 1am-4pm | Closed: Mon

Where to Find: indianheritage.gov.sg

24. Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery


Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery provides an overview of the history and heritage of Kreta Ayer, and highlights the area’s rich and diverse intangible cultural heritage. These include cultural art forms such as Chinese opera, Chinese puppetry, nanyin music, tea appreciation and calligraphy.

Through photographs, stories and objects from the community, this gallery showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Chinese community in Chinatown. Step into the Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery to find out more about the above-mentioned cultural art forms and trace their evolution from the days of old Chinatown to contemporary times.

Price: Free Admission

Address: 28 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 088995

Operation hours: Daily from 12pm to 8pm, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Where to Find: roots.gov.sg/stories-landing/stories/Kreta-Ayer-Heritage-Galler

25. Singapore Chinese Opera Museum

Singapore Chinese Opera Museum is located in the rustic Nanyang tourist spot in Singapore: Kampong Glam.
The exhibits in the museum revolve around the development of Chinese operas in Singapore since the time Southern Chinese set foot on this island. The exhibits span over a hundred years. Chinese operas include the Cantonese, Teochew, Qiong, Hokkien (Xiang Opera, Li Yuan Opera and Gezai Opera), Yue opera.

The Chinese Opera and Drama Society, Singapore (CODS), also known as “Liyuan”(another name for opera performing group in ancient China ), founded in 2010 by Madam Huang Ping, the former lecturer in Beijing opera performance of National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (China), aims to enhance performance levels of ethnic Chinese opera and expand the popularity of traditional Chinese opera among the youth in Singapore. It also seeks to promote exchange between local and overseas traditional Chinese opera enthusiasts and practitioners. The essential members of CODS are the students of Beijing Opera Class of Potong Pasir Community Club.

Operation hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am-6pm, closed Saturday to Monday (Reservation required)

Address: 100 Jln Sultan, Singapore 199001

Where to Find: singopera.com.sg


26. Singapore Discovery Centre


Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to share the Singapore Story and inspire a desire to contribute to Singapore’s future. SDC provides a mind-and-heart-engaging, multi-sensory learning experience which spans a selection of integrated themes. SDC’s guests learn about what makes Singapore tick and gain insights into Singapore’s challenges, dreams and aspirations.

Price: Click here for price list

Address: 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365

Operation hours: Fri- Sun: 1pm-7pm, closed Mon-Thursday

Where to Find: roots.gov.sg/stories-landing/stories/Kreta-Ayer-Heritage-Galler

27. Sports Museum


The Singapore Sports Hub is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub. Located on a 35-hectare site within the city at Kallang.

Since commencing operations in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub has established itself as the region’s premier destination of choice for sports, entertainment and lifestyle events. It has played host to the best in Live Sports and Entertainment events such as the 28th Southeast Asian Games, International Champions Cup, HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, international football friendlies, as well as internationally-acclaimed artistes like Madonna, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, EXO and Jay Chou, among others. The hub is also a destination for community events, bonding Singaporeans and visitors alike through various sports and lifestyle initiatives. Its integrated approach to sports and entertainment ensures that there is something for everyone.

Address: 6 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397698

Operation hours: Mon- Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-9pm

Where to Find: sportshub.com.sg

28. Madame Tussauds


Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity.

Price: Click here for price list

Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, 099700

Operation hours: Thurs-Mon: 10am-5pm | Closed: Tues-Wed

Where to Find: madametussauds.com/singapore

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