Wednesday, June 4, 2014

One of my Favourite Architecture of All...

Lovely entrance... Guess where is this?

The National Museum of Singapore is my favourite architecture of all. Built by Colonel Sir Henry Edward McCallum, it was originally started as the Raffles Library and Museum in 1887. This was the place where the collections of our National Library were kept before the library was moved to the adjacent building  (aka The old National Library at Stamford Road) next to the museum building.

The Glass Passage is able to blend seamlessly to the old Neo-Palladian architecture at Level 2. From there you view the famous Rotunda Dome from the inside of the building. The other place where you can view the dome is at the play area just outside PLAY@NMS Level 3.

Rotunda Dome with its stained glass never fail to wow me. I am fascinated by the windows.

Drinking fountain (Not in use)

Conductor at work

Interior of the museum

Love these stairway balustrade


Metal balustrade
Mysterious stairway. Wander where it leads to...

Genesis, by Sebastião Salgado. A great black and white photography exhibition you do not want to miss.

Singapore Living Gallery : Photography
Learn about family life in Singapore through photographs.
Strange enough, I never really take note of this building when I was younger. I used to think museum is a boring place and I dislike history. In recent years, due to the occasional free open house of the local museums, I get the chance to look carefully around the museum. With the implementation of free entrance into local museums from 18 May 2013, I suddenly develop the interest for history!

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Don't forget the following activities at Children's Season 2014
PLAY@National Museum of Singapore
Opens 24 May 2014 For children aged 3 to 7 years old

Masak Masak: My Childhood
24 May 2014 – 3 August 2014
For children aged 3 to 7 years old
Special Weekend
20 & 21 June 2014
6pm – 9.30pm

This is part of the Architecture and Buildings series for WW.

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  1. Looks like a truly beautiful building. I hope to get to Singapore one day.

  2. Oh I love the old architecture at the museum too! Masak Masak looks so fun with all the photos I've seen. Hope to be able to go down with Lil Pumpkin soon :)

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