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Address: 140 Hill Street, Singapore 179369, Singapore
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The MICA building, with all of its 911 windows painted in a myriad of...

The MICA building, with all of its 911 windows painted in a myriad of colours like green, red, yellow and blue, is sure to catch your eye as you explore the Civic District trail. Its vibrant exterior and revamped internal space makes it the ideal venue for large-scale exhibitions and performances.

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Beautiful building

The MICA building is beautiful and stands out in Clarke Quay due to the colourful window frames which adorn the building. Take time to enjoy it from the outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The MICA building is beautiful and stands out in Clarke Quay due to the colourful window frames which adorn the building. Take time to enjoy it from the outside.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This building is located opposite Clarke Quay. The building is restored to its former glory and each window is colored to liven up the buiulding. The ground floor houses art galleries, while the upper floors house the offices of the government ministry: Ministry of Communication & Information.

Thank WoooWho
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Of course the building looks very cheerful and inviting on the outside. Ironically, the MICA building at 140 Hill Street, is mainly known for having been the Old Police building. It now houses several life-enhancing ministries: culture, youth and civilization. Don't just go by to admire the rainbow of cutely painted shutters. There are several galleries here and, as usual,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The primary purpose of this building is to house 2 Singapore government ministries, specifically the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth; and the Minsitry of Communications and Information. As such, most of the building isn't accessible to the general public. On the ground floor, however, are several art galleries with various mainly Asian art for sale. It's easy enough to... More 

Thank KGB777
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Heard that the art galleries inside this building are a "good find', I decided to go there and have a look. Knew beforehand that the galleries mostly specialize in south East Asian art and since I'm not a fan, I went in with low expectations . The 1st 2-3 galleries were small and dull, with average service. The next one... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The main attraction to this building is the multiple colored shutters, which really make it stand out. They also light up in different colors at night. Not worth a visit by itself, but it's a nice photo op if you are at Fort Canning, which is right behind it, or Clark's Quay, across the street, especially at night.

Thank SkyKing23
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have passed this building many times. I like the colourful wooden shutters on windows. There are some small galleries inside but we never visited, the building looks nice at night.

Thank Janulik
Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We walk by this building at least 10 times during our vacation. It's a colourful building right next to the river and busy street. Worth of pic

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Since the ministry, whose HQ is housed in this building, has recently changed its name from "Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts" to "Ministry of Communications & Information", will the building change its name to MCI Building? Only the atrium and shops on the ground floor are accessible to the public. The MCI offices on first floor upwards require... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This beautiful building with colorful windows has a very quaint and nostalgic feeling to it .Inside there are several art galleries each with different themes abstract ,portraits,Chinese art and according to the staff all the art work are by Singaporeans .Some very notable artist who has designed stamps and coins for Singapore has his art on display .Bronze art is... More 

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