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The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429, Singapore
+65 6332 6900
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Ancient Culture Exhibition 1st Oct ~ 25 Oct 2017

Visited the wonderful Arts House Exhibition with family, kids, friends and colleagues. Took a... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
Singapore, null, Singapore
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Interesting and free!

I really liked this building. It's free to go in and mooch around and there are informational... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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 supports and presents programmes and festivals that aim to develop and promote literary arts in Singapore.
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1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429, Singapore
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+65 6332 6900
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Reviewed October 6, 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.

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Reviewed September 27, 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 August 16, 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 June 29, 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 quekkg
Reviewed May 17, 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 March 24, 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

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed March 23, 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 February 17, 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

Reviewed October 11, 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
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This landmark building in downtown Singapore City was originally designed and built in 1827 as the home of a wealthy Scottish merchant John Argyle Maxwell. Because of what would today be called a bureaucratic blunder, Maxwell's house became the only private home in an area...More

1  Thank David B
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will
take you through the three Quays of the city, each
offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay
features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront
vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while
Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer.
Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a
peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the
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