City Hall Tours
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Adjacent to the Supreme Court, Singapore's City Hall is a national monument previously known as the Municipal Building. The structure was designed by architects of the government and built between 1926 and 1929. During World War II, the Japanese occupied Singapore and managed civic issues from the City Hall building. Ironically, it was from here that Lord Louis Mountbatten announced Japan’s surrender in 1945. Six years later, the building received its present name to mark Singapore gaining city status, and later, it served as the site where Lee Kwan Yew declared Singapore's independence and self-governance.
Today, together with the neighboring Supreme Court, City Hall hosts the National Art Gallery of Singapore, featuring the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art. More than 8,000 works are on display, focusing on Singapore’s culture and heritage, as well as the country's relationship with other cultures around Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
City Hall is located in downtown Singapore and can be reached via metro by alighting at the City Hall stop.
Address: 1 Saint Andrew's Road, 178957, Singapore
Hours: Art gallery exhibits: Sunday-Thursday and public holidays: 10am-7pm / Friday and Saturdays: 10am-10pm
2 Tours and Activities to Experience City Hall
Enjoy the best of both worlds—the must-see sights and the hidden places only locals know about—on this tour with a lot of variety. Get a personalized experience with a private guide, who will answer all your questions as you visit local markets and hawker stalls, Singapore’s Merlion, the Gardens by the Bay, the Colonial District, and more.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Go sightseeing at your own pace on this Singapore hop-on hop-off tour. Choose from either a 24-or 48-hour ticket, and enjoy the flexibility to explore the city across two different bus routes. While you’re on the open-top double-decker bus, listen to narration about the sights, and then hop off when you want to visit attractions on your own.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are City Hall hours of operation?
City Hall hours of operation: Art gallery exhibits: Sunday-Thursday and public holidays: 10am-7pm / Friday and Saturdays: 10am-10pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience City Hall?
The best ways to experience City Hall are:
- Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Singapore Private Tour
- City Sightseeing Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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