Singapore's oldest, largest, and most iconic museum is the National Museum of Singapore. It houses 10 national treasures, including a Fujian glove puppet theater stage, and galleries that adopt a highly modern and cutting-edge way of presenting the island country's history and culture. So if you think that the Singapore of today is all glossy and new, then we highly recommend spending a few hours here to better understand the city state's roots and evolution.
What makes the NMS such a rewarding visit is that not only are its galleries, temporary exhibitions and special events all eye-opening, but so is its architecture. Marrying the old and the new, the NMS has beautifully incorporated modern elements into a 19th century neo-classical building. Not to mention that it's a welcome respite from the heat and humidity outside!
Entry is free for citizens and permanent residents of Singapore while foreigners have to part with $10.00.
Leaders, the Singapore Living Galleries are free for all visitors from 6pm-8pm daily. Also, check out the timings for guided tours of the Singapore History Gallery in case you want to set the event start time accordingly.
Meeting point: By ticketing / visitor services by the Stamford Entrance. The closest MRT stations are Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut, and City Hall.