Everyone deserves to take a break from all the urban madness we face on a daily basis. A spontaneous break that does not require you to travel overseas or spend too much money.
I am talking about a day spent on savoring the aesthetically pleasing architectural gems in Singapore!
If you are up for it, spend under S$25 as you visit one of these Instagram-worthy architectures:
1. THE ARTS HOUSE
The Arts House is a creative landscape situated at the Old Parliament building. This longstanding building was inspired by the Palladian architecture – a European style of architecture derived from the designs of Andrea Palladio. Now, it is a home for a museum that presents multidisciplinary programs such as film, performing and visual arts.
Indulge on The Art House’s elegant and historical architecture as well as the amazing art form brought by the “G is for German Giants” show on November 13. Standard tickets are sold for S$20 while students and senior citizens can get it for S$15.
2. KONG SENG ROAD SHOPHOUSES
About 15 minutes away from the Eunos MRT is a vivid architecture that can potentially be a photo-shoot location – the Koon Seng Road. It is filled with traditional Peranakan shophouses that are pastel colored and intricately embellished. Some of them were immaculately restored.
Be in awe with the rich architectural background as you take gorgeous selfies!
3. STADIUM MRT STATION
Who would have thought that an architectural jewel can reside alongside the public transportation? I did not…until I saw the Stadium MRT station!
The station, designed by the popular WOHA Architects, was so masterfully done that it was awarded with the “Design Of The Year of the President’s Design Award” in 2010. Its sleek lines and slashes on top open to a wider space below.
4. ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM
Another museum with an outstanding architecture is the ArtScience Museum located at Marina Bay Sands. You might have seen the building from afar because of its iconic shape that has “10 fingers” anchored by a unique round base in the middle. The modern and exquisite detailing is perfect for the central themes of the museum.
Grab the opportunity to catch the poetic and informative “Hermès Leather Forever” exhibition for free from now until December 13 (T&Cs apply).
5. THE SANDCRAWLER
If you are a fan of Lucasfilm’s massive movie franchise, you would love to see the Sandcrawler in real life! Inspired by the fortresses inhabited by the hooded Jawas in Star Wars films, the Sandcrawler building is the regional headquarters of Lucasfilm Singapore. The eight-story building is made up of metallic glass that curves along its edges, giving it a futuristic feel.
The public can only see its wonderful urban jungle exterior as the building is a working production facility. Nonetheless, you can always apply for a job there. Click here to apply.
May the force be with you! 🙂