U Ba Nyan's Yangon Harbour (oil on canvas, c. 1930s).
National Gallery Singapore echoes the region’s evolving aesthetics.
It is the largest assembly of museum-quality fare on South-East Asian art, with a small selection of 8,000 works that has been borrowed from institutions and private collectors. When it opened on November 24, 2015, National Gallery Singapore (NGS) was the icing on the cake for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations and sealed its ambitions to be a significant arts-cultural hub in the region.
Refurbished for S$532mil (RM1.63bil), it exemplifies the visionary and systematic planning of the Singapore government towards its Renaissance global arts city status in the new millennium.
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