What do government and art have in common The Old Parliament House, for one. Designed and built by George Coleman as a colonial mansion in 1827, Singapore’s oldest government building has been renamed and re-launched as The Arts House.
Formerly the home of Singapore’s democratically-elected Parliament, the building now offers a charming and intimate venue for cutting edge contemporary visual arts, music, dance, film, comedy and theatre by Singaporean and international artists. Walk down the Corridors of Time, an exhibition reliving the life and times of the House and its many famous personalities. Not to be missed, gracing the exterior of the stately building, is a bronze elephant statue, a gift from King Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1871.
Guided Tours are conducted from Mondays to Fridays at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm and groups of minimum 20 people by appointment at other times. Each tour lasts 45 minutes and includes a short film screening and a drink.
Tours at $8 per person, no admission charges. Visit www.theartshouse.com.sg for more information.
* Prices are subject to changes.
Take the MRT to Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) and walk across Cavenagh Bridge.