Housed within the Gallery's Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, it is a site of historical importance and now serves as a research hub for the study of art history in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
No prior appointments need to be made or admission tickets need to be purchased to enter the Rotunda Library & Archive. However, users must register at the counter to access the collection.
National Gallery Singapore was established in 2015 as a leading visual arts institution overseeing the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. Guided by its curatorial vision to present the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; reflexively (re)write the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia; and examine these art histories in relation to the global history of art, the Gallery has developed a significant collection of artists’ archives and a reference library focusing on Singapore and Southeast Asian art.
The Gallery’s Rotunda, located at the heart of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery (Level 3, Supreme Court Wing), is a site of historical importance. During the building’s former life as the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Rotunda served as the Law Library. Housed in this historical space, the Rotunda Library & Archive extends the memory of this site while serving a new function as a research hub for the study of art history in Southeast Asia.
The Rotunda Library & Archive aims to be a leading library housing one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Singapore and Southeast Asian art-historical resources from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Their collection currently holds over 20,000 physical and digital items, including rare publications, exhibition catalogues, ephemera and digital archives, made possible through generous donations, publication exchanges with various art institutions in the region, and partnerships with the estates of Southeast Asian modern art pioneers, such as Georgette Chen and Lim Hak Tai (Singapore), S. Sudjojono (Indonesia) and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation (the Philippines).
Most archival acquisitions are conducted through loans or donations from the archives’ owners (artists, artists’ families, estates and art communities). The Library & Archive preserves the donated physical archives and digitises loaned archives.
A large selection of materials in their Library & Archive collection is searchable here (You will be redirected to their Collections Search Portal). Due to copyright restrictions and levels of permission from the archive owners, some items are only available for viewing onsite. You can view these items in the Collections Search Portal with our digital viewing facility at the Gallery’s Rotunda Library & Archive.
The Whale Tea, one of the largest beverage and dessert stores in China, has swum to the shores of sunny Singapore!
Created in Nanjing, China, The Whale Tea has propelled itself to be one of the trendiest beverage and dessert brand in China with its attractive and insta-worthy products, launching more than 500 outlets across the mainland since its first store debuted on 28 June 2018.
The Whale Tea’s innovative signature series is both flavourful and aesthetically pleasing, prepared with uncommon ingredients such as peach gum, a natural resin from wild Chinese peach trees, known to be rich in amino acids and collagen; spirulina, a seaweed-based superfood consumed for its nutrient-rich properties; and Wuliangye, a Chinese alcohol made with a variety of grains.
CapitaLand’s Bridge+ will be taking up 56,000 sq ft of space in the Group’s upcoming Grade A office development, 79 Robinson Road. This will be Bridge+ first location in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) after establishing its flagship coworking centre in Ascent building at Singapore Science Park, and its ninth in the region. Scheduled to open in 3Q 2020, Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road will play host to a financial-technology (FinTech) ecosystem, including international organisations, financial institutions, professional services, venture capital firms as well as FinTech companies and startups.
Bridge+ at 79 Robinson Road will span three floors, offering a mix of workspace solutions comprising flexi desks, dedicated fixed desks and private suites for various team sizes. Complemented by bespoke meeting and event spaces, Bridge+ will curate unique community-driven programmes to foster connections and interactions among its members and tenants.
Developed by CapitaLand in partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd, 79 Robinson Road is a 29-storey Grade A office development with excellent connectivity. It is in close proximity to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station and the upcoming Shenton Way MRT Station. On track for completion in 2020, 79 Robinson Road has a total office net lettable area of more than 500,000 square feet.
Supporting the growth of the FinTech community, Bridge+ has inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with key players in Singapore, including the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)1, FinTech Consortium, LongHash, Singapore FinTech Association, Collaboratory and United Overseas Bank (UOB). EY and Tribe Accelerator have also pledged their support for the FinTech Hub initiative at Bridge+ 79 Robinson Road.
With an abundance of hip cafes, indie boutiques and iconic wall murals, it’s no wonder that Tiong Bahru is a favourite haunt of many local artists, creatives and culture lovers. It is also home to Privé’s first foray into a residential neighbourhood.
Serving everything from breakfast to supper, their new all-day dining concept is a great place to grab drinks and desserts. Privé Tiong Bahru will also have a strong skew towards plant-based food options that will satisfy even the most die-hard carnivore. So go and hang out at their relaxed indoor or alfresco terrace and bring your children, everyone is welcome!
BTM Mussels & Bar by Deliciae Hospitality Management (DHM) on Duxton Hill is a casual restaurant and bar concept serving European comfort food, with the star being fresh seasonal mussels served in a variety of styles and international flavours, with crisp golden French fries; best enjoy with an ice cold beer!
BTM = “BACK TO MUSSELS”.
Inspired by chef and restaurateur Olivier’s experience in being the first to expand and popularise Belgium’s ‘mussels and fries’ restaurant concept throughout France, BTM Mussels & Bar relives that delicious chapter of his culinary story in Singapore, and celebrates the flavourful gem of the sea, showcasing its natural sweetness by preparing them in a variety of styles and flavours popular throughout Europe.
In addition to mussels and fries, BTM Mussels & Bar serves a wide selection of comfort food from the Benelux region of Europe (i.e. Belgium, France and the Netherlands), including a variety of small plates, tartes flambées and charcuterie and cheese boards, which are best enjoyed with drinks and ideal for sharing!
Revel in the unique Tang Music Box karaoke experience in the prime entertainment hub of Clarke Quay. Be instantly charmed by the delectable array of imported snacks and drinks selection, as you enter the thematic rooms that will provide you the space and comfort for your enjoyment needs. With state-of-the-art facilities and wide music catalogue, Tang Music Box is your ideal hangout spot for families and friends alike.
Tired of picking out green peas from a bowl of mixed nuts? Because they value their customers and believe that you truly deserve only the best, Tang Music Box offer a range of premium snacks in their concept store.
Munch on your favourite packet of Kettle chips and no, sharing is not caring so grab one all for yourself! Apart from their well-stocked concept store which is a perfect place for customers to mingle and jingle, check out their uniquely themed rooms that are sure to channel you from blue Mondays to happy TGIFs.
Begin your morning in a lush sanctuary in the heart of Bukit Timah. Dunearn 386 is a rare freehold living sanctuary in District 11 with 35 exclusive units composed of 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom Compact, 2-Bedroom, 4-Bedroom and 5-Bedroom in a 5-storey block. The different choices of bedroom unit types caters to different lifestyles. Whether it's for the individual homeowner or a growing family, this is a freehold home that can accommodate the present and future needs, and offers a world of convenient with trendy lifestyle amenities in the exclusive Bukit Timah enclave.
The layout of the units is also designed to be pragmatic andexible, with the living area next to the dining area. This way, you can use the combined space however you want, according to your lifestyle and the way you like to live.
Delight in a world of convenient and trendy lifestyle amenities in the exclusive Bukit Timah enclave, from shopping to dining to meeting your everyday needs.
The rainy season is here and Urban Smokeshack has prepared a special menu that is sure to warm up your appetite. Previously at located at Timbre+, the newly-relocated Urban Smokeshack serves up juicy, moorish and tender meats, all smoked for hours in-house.