Urban planning exhibit at Singapore City Gallery

Photo by Joel Chua DY

There are few places in the world that have transformed themselves from a humble trading port to a first-world metropolis in just 50 years.

Singapore has pulled off this amazing feat, and with it has come a remarkable physical transformation that sees skyscrapers and other iconic structures emerge to create a distinctive city skyline. Singapore City Gallery documents the nation's planning challenges and effort in over 10 thematic areas and more than 50 audiovisual and interactive exhibits spanning three floors.

One key attraction is the massive architectural model that gives you a bird's eye view of the city centre, which comes alive with a light and sound show. Another key attraction allows you to immerse yourself in the city through a 270-degree panoramic show that depicts scenes of daily life in Singapore from dusk to dawn.

You may also want to check out the other interactive activities to get a taste of city planning and insights into the country's conservation efforts. It's a multi-sensory experience that takes you deep into Singapore's exciting planning journey.