Singapore’s art scene has become recognized on the global stage, attracting international attention with its abundance of art museums, galleries, and festivals. Popular international annual art fairs held in the city include Singapore Art Week, Singapore Biennale, Singapore Night Festival and Singapore International Festival of Arts. Embark on a quick tour through the city’s top museums and galleries. From sculptures to paintings and digital media, the range of experiences will delight all age groups of enthusiasts and aficionados alike.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Arrive at Changi Airport and meet your guide for your private transfer to your hotel. Choose between the waterfront Fullerton Bay Hotel or the classic Ritz Carlton. The Ritz's hallways and lobby are graced with over $4 million worth of art, with fifty pieces considered "museum worthy." Relax and unwind from your flight for the rest of the day. Those arriving in the morning or wanting to dive into the art scene can opt for one of many art classes or creative sessions in a variety of mediums appealing to both casual and serious enthusiasts. Discover modern calligraphy with watercolor paints, learn the basics of handcrafting leather goods or jewelry making with local artisans, or hone your painting skills at a studio with unlimited paint supplies and iced tea at your disposal.
A feast for the senses awaits today as you explore the highlights of Singapore’s art scene. Serious art aficionados can opt for the accompaniment of an expert in the field. Experience the world’s largest public display of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia at the National Gallery Singapore, a visual art institution housed in two national monuments – City Hall and former Supreme Court. At the Singapore Art Museum, view the best in contemporary art from Singapore and Southeast Asia with works from artists ranging from avant-garde pioneers to mid-career artists and emerging practitioners. Explore innovative galleries of Curiosity, Inspiration, and Expression at the ArtScience Museum which combine art with science, media, and technology. Stop at Gillman Barracks, former colonial barracks turned contemporary arts cluster featuring international art galleries, art institutions and charities aimed to foster creation, generate discourse and showcase innovative art.
This morning learn the story of the city-state at the National Museum of Singapore through exhibits featuring kinetic sculptures, digital interpretation of 20th century Malaya, abstract photography, murals, three-channel immersive video installation and other media created by local artists. Spend the rest of the day exploring the scenes that matter to you. Those interested in urban styles from young street artists and illustrators may want to check out dynamic galleries like Kult Gallery and 28th Fevrier. Design enthusiasts can tour the National Design Center and see how more than 200 iconic and popular designs in Singapore across Product and Industrial Design, Fashion, and Visual Communications has impacted the country’s economy and development. The Red Dot Design Museum, although small in size, showcases award-winning ideas and prototypes across product design and clever concepts. Connoisseurs seeking to see or buy works from internationally-renowned artists can choose amongst a wealth of public and private galleries dotted around the city.
After a final breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly onward.
Upon opening in the summer of 2010, the glittering Fullerton Bay Hotel became one of Singapore’s premier luxury properties. Its 100 guest rooms, five culturally themed suites and one presidential suite have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies overlooking Marina Bay, while the hotel’s interior design by highly sought-after architect Andre Fu features antique nautical maps and newly commissioned art works. Three dining options, also designed by Fu, include the modern brasserie Clifford (named after historic Clifford Pier, where the hotel is located), with an 800-bottle fine wine list and 32-foot windows on the Bay; The Landing Point, a sophisticated lounge with elevated comfort food and creative cocktails served along its 42-foot-long bar; and Lantern, the rooftop bar with an 82-foot-long swimming pool offering skyline views. Other facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and meeting rooms, while high-speed Internet is available in every room and WiFi is accessible throughout the entire hotel. The Fullerton Bay is approximately a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport (SIN).
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation with daily breakfast, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including lunches & dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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