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URA Gallery

URA Gallery (53)

How many kilometres of roads are there in Singapore? Which are the tallest skyscrapers? What will the city be like in the future? You will find the answers to these questions and more in the URA Gallery.

URA is the initials of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, in charge of Singapore’s urban development. It was created in 1974 with the goal of maximizing the efficiency of Singapore’s scarce land.  It also works on facilitating racial harmony through town planning, staggering and decongesting traffic as well as the preservation of buildings with historical and cultural value. 

For a tourist like you, however, URA is best known for the URA Gallery, also called the Singapore City Gallery, located on the building’s first floor. The entrance to this gallery is free and it is visited by over 230,000 people a year.  Here you can see Chinatown, Little India and the rest of the city from the sky, thanks to a more than 100 square meter three-dimensional model of Singapore. Although we fully recommend this gallery for the whole family, it is also an ideal way to understand how Singapore operates, to see the location of the different districts, to find the historic buildings, and to understand what life is like along the river.

You also have touch screens at your disposal and other advanced technologies to help you explore Singapore’s past and future. That is, a journey to the future to see how it will be in 2020. Undoubtedly this is one of the most popular and crowded attractions. 

A visit to this gallery is both fun and educational.  It is full of stories that will help you learn more about Singapore and why its citizens are so proud of this great city.

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