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Nice art exhibition (1st to 7th September 2018)

Went to see the World Vision - Hope Painting Exhibitions. The paintings were done by kids between... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wiwan
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Singapore, Singapore
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Building with a sense of history

Attended a symposium at The Arts House. This beautiful building used to house parliamentary... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Khin Q
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Singapore, Singapore
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Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore's first Parliament House, The Arts House has played an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene for the past decade. As a centre for writing, writers and ideas, The Arts House...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the World Vision - Hope Painting Exhibitions. The paintings were done by kids between 5 to 12yo and it was auction during a charity even to raise money for the World Vision to save kids living in poor conditions due to war....More

Thank Wiwan
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the wonderful Arts House Exhibition with family, kids, friends and colleagues. Took a short walk down the Ancient British Colonel Buildings breezy and cooling evening, 5mins away from City Hall. Great night catching up with old friends for a sumptuous dinner and drinks.

Thank Smiley0413
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I really liked this building. It's free to go in and mooch around and there are informational placards around on the first floor explaining about Singapore's history and the various events which took place in the building. It housed some important parliamentary chambers and offices,...More

Thank CraigM88
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The former parliament house is now a arts house but really no much to display other than the parliament chamber which still intact. And of course every visitor is looking for Mr Lee Kuan Yew seat. This is the most memorable for most visitors.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Attended a symposium at The Arts House. This beautiful building used to house parliamentary sessions and is imbued with much history. The walls are lined with photos and interesting snippets of information on the building's past.

Thank Khin Q
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

An interesting look at the origins of Singapore government. Can freely walk around and there is plenty of information to read.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The area of old government buildings along the Singapore River is one of the nicest parts of the city and the Arts House is one of the most interesting things within this dignified district. On the first floor, there is an excellent series of information...More

2  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

In amongst the high rise buildings you will find older buildings such as this that are worth the visit either to appreciate the architecture or bust for its historical significance.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Found by chance, the now named "Arts House" used to be the old Parliament Building and contains a fascinating and succint exhibition describing Singapore's journey to independence. You also have access to the old debating chamber. Not a lengthy visit but very interesting and we...More

Thank VEROUK
Reviewed 11 October 2016

went there to check out the cultural revolution photo exhibition. great collection of photos in a nice little historical building. this is the second exhibition ive seen here and generally they have good exhibits.

Thank hamilton0478
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