Singapore Day 1: Singapore City Gallery at the Urban Redevelopment Authority HQ

On May 6, 2008, after exploring the financial and government district of Singapore (see my previous post: Singapore Day 1: Financial/Colonial District, Boat Quay) we took the MRT ("Mass Rapid Transit", as what the subway is called there) to Chinatown.

This post will focus on the Singapore City Gallery located at the Urban Redevelopment Authority Headquarters which is located in Chinatown.

This is the description of the Singapore City Gallery from the official website:

"Don’t want to climb a skyscraper to catch a glimpse of Singapore’s central hub? Then drop by Singapore City Gallery and catch an amazing bird’s eye view of Singapore’s central area, and see the fascinating 11 by 11 metre architectural model, the only one of its kind in the world. Spread over two levels, Singapore City Gallery is Singapore’s version of a city exhibition that captures our planning efforts in a nutshell."

This is the main attraction of the Singapore City Gallery, a scaled model of what Singapore will look like in a couple years time.