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Singapore provides free museums entrance… to locals

From May 18, local residents of Singapore will have free access to all permanent exhibitions of all museums registered under Singapore National Heritage Board.

SINGAPORE- D-Day is coming for art lovers in Singapore. On May 18, which coincides with the launch of National Heritage Board’s Children’s Season 2013 and International Museum Day, free admissions will be provided to all citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) all year round to the permanent galleries displaying Singapore’s national collection. The offer will also include selected special exhibitions at the National Museums and Heritage Institutions. The initiative was adopted to encourage more citizens and PRs to visit the city’s National Museums and Heritage Institutions.

Through free admissions, the NHB hopes to give Citizens and PRs greater access to our National Museums and Heritage Institutions to enjoy their offerings. For special exhibitions where there is an admission fee, NHB will continue to offer free admission for citizens and PRs who are students, teachers, senior citizens and NSFs as well as children of 6 years of age and under.
Institutions included into the NHB scheme include the following national museums and following heritage institutions:

  • Singapore Art Museum
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • The Peranakan Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • National Art Gallery (slated to open in 2015)
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Indian Heritage Centre (slated to open in 2015)
  • Interpretative Centre Reflections at Bukit Chandu

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Luc Citrinot a French national is a freelance journalist and consultant in tourism and air transport with over 20 years experience. Based in Paris and Bangkok, he works for various travel and air transport trade publications in Europe and Asia.