Exhibition

Voices of Singapore

Level 2,
Voices of Singapore Gallery
Daily from 10am – 7pm
Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
The Singaporean identity is inherently plural. In the 1970s, race, culture and language were formalised and enshrined into categories that were at once distinct and discrete. By the mid-1980s, these characterisations were debated and articulated in many different ways by Singapore’s artistic practitioners, who created original works that emphasised expressions of national identity and belonging.

In the process, they shaped a vibrant society that could accommodate multiple voices and communities – a legacy that continues to inspire us today.

Through cultural artefacts that include music, performances, television and theatre, this gallery explores how Singaporeans forged a unique voice for themselves. The gallery’s back room features a recreation of a vintage drive-in theatre, where you can recline in seats fashioned in the form of mini cars and pick-up trucks, and watch a specially commissioned film installation that celebrates the many forms of leisure that Singaporeans enjoyed in the past.

 

Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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