The Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct is Singapore’s arts, heritage and design precinct. The area is part of the original masterplan created by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822 and is home to the city’s finest museums and art galleries, as well as government offices, hotels, memorials and other sights of interest.
The Singapore Art Museum on Bras Basah Road holds regular exhibitions of its extensive permanent collection of Southeast Asian art.
Nestled along Stamford Road, The National Museum of Singapore is the city’s oldest museum. Of particular importance are the Singapore History Gallery, which holds many national treasures and memorabilia, and the Singapore Living Gallery, a space featuring contemporary artefacts like films, photographs and even material fashion relating to our island city.
On Armenian Street, the Peranakan Museum, gives visitors a glimpse into the distinctive culture of the Peranakans, descendents of mixed Chinese-Malay heritage, and the Singapore Philatelic Museum, which offers an insight into the stamps of yesteryear.