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 Times Junior store at Jewel Changi Airport is Times Bookstore’s first stand-alone store catering to children. Times Junior takes on a fun and holistic approach towards Education, Creative Learning, Discovery and Interaction.
With merchandise ranging from books, toys, stationery, gifts and accessories - including a dedicated selection of children’s books by Singapore authors - you and your littles ones can look forward to an engaging bonding experience.
The concept store is located at 45 Maxwell Road and it occupies a space of more than 980 sq ft on the ground floor.
There are several unique features of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop. Firstly, it is the first bookshop here to offer only Singapore books. These are books written about Singapore, books written by Singaporean authors or books published by Singaporean publishers. The bookshop will not only stock books by Epigram, but those from other Singapore publishers, along with URA books and literature – in all, more than 400 titles will be stocked at any one time.
Another unique feature of the coffee bookshop is that one table will be allocated to an author or artist during opening hours. The author/artist can use the space to write or draw, share a drink with customers, or simply use it to gain inspiration. Visitors to the coffee bookshop can also get their books signed by these content creators.
For those seeking a brew (coffee brew, that is) with their books, the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop will serve the full range of speciality coffees by Huggs Coffee, ranging from espresso-based to Sumatra coffees (local-style coffee), along with convenient bites such as pastries, wraps, sandwiches, cakes and sweets, and wholesome lunch sets.
The design of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop also differs from other book cafes. Facing the coffee counter, for example, is an 11m-long bookshelf that isn’t merely a display area for books, but also lends itself well for Instaworthy moments.
With its location near Maxwell Food Centre and Ann Siang Hill, the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop makes it an ideal place to be a one-stop shop for readers interested in picking up Singaporean literature, or tourists who want to pick up a memento of Singapore, or those who simply want a good mug of kopi and a good read.
Read local, drink local – it’s time for everyone to hold Singapore in their hands.
The Moon on Mosque Street sell books, they have a cafe too and they cater to events of the whimsical sort.
A nest of solace for those lost in the literary (whether by choice or otherwise), a haven for all sorts of whacky and whimsy and a tavern to revitalise the mind, body, and soul.
The Moon you know could be any of these: an abode for celestial beings, a measure of time, a symbol of hope, or the turnings of the tide.
Step through its doors and find yourself bemused, amused, or just in wonder at wherever you choose to get lost into. And while you're at it, sip on tea or have some cake. Just bask in being some place at the same place. Welcome to the Moon.
The new Bedok Public Library is among a suite of community services provided at the new integrated complex, Heartbeat@Bedok. It covers an area of 4,150 square metres spread across the 2nd and 3rd storey at Heartbeat@Bedok and serves residents in the South East areas of Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Frankel, Kaki Bukit and Kembangan.
The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in Heartbeat@Bedok and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.
What can you do with a 4,000sqft restaurant space? Put 250 seats into it and attempt to be one of the largest seating restaurants in Singapore or turn it into a lifestyle restaurant with books, grocery, music and a little space to breathe. Real Food chose the latter.
Previously located at Killiney Road, they have recently shifted to Orchard Central.
The people at Real Food spend an incredible amount of time plus effort in preparing and sourcing for good quality and ‘ethical’ food to put on their menu.
The food items may just be names to you but there are remarkable stories behind every single one of them – like the amazing but often victimised farmers and raw food producers, their struggles of believing in the food industry differently and standing by it, the meticulous process of creating real food, the emotional attachments to them, their critics, and the good people that put them together.
Their cafes' selection are free from processed ingredients (food grade or otherwise), artificial preservatives and Trans-fat. Last but not least, they are meat free.
K+ Curatorial Space is a new multi-concept shop – where art meets retail meets community. With the continued support of Scotts Square, the over 4,000 square feet space, which is nearly three times the size of its previous premise, features a larger Gallery space, a Retail space and a new Community space.
The Retail space sees BooksActually, GoodStuph, Kinetic, Pomelo,
Supermama and Tofu Design curate and sell a range of lifestyle products, literature, furniture, and apparel that showcases the best of Singapore’s creative scene.
The Community space allows creative practitioners, students, start- ups, as well as art and design enthusiasts to network, mingle and interact freely so that fresh ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations can be nurtured.
Supermama is many things at once – a store, an artist residency studio, a platform for designers, a space for people to escape to – but it is at its core a labor of love.
The independent purveyor of all-things quirky and local has come a long way from it's hole-in-the-wall digs in a rickety shophouse and now, they have opened their second outlet at the Esplanade Mall, with another launch at Beach Road come March.
The goods sold here are pretty similar to its flagship at the Singapore Art Museum, so you'll still find home decor items and the store's signature ceramic ware featuring graphics of Singapore icons.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road and boasting a space of more than 2,300 square feet, the Samsung Experience Store is set to provide consumers with a unique and diversified consumer experience across Samsung’s wide range of products including smart PCs, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, cameras and selected range of after-market and original Samsung accessories.
Consumers will be able to enjoy interactive hands-on experience with the devices displayed in the store and trained Samsung Ambassadors will be on site to share tips relating to product usage and content applications. To further enhance the overall experience, the SMART Tool service will also be made available for you to upgrade your Samsung GALAXY smartphones and tablets while they are in the store.