Central Arts Districts


Located at the colourful MITA (Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts) along Hill Street is a total of seven leading galleries, selling artworks of different styles and forms. Plum Blossoms, Cape of Good Hope and Art-2 represent a range of Singaporean artists, as well as artists from the region. Gajah Gallery has an interesting selection from Vietnam, Indonesia and India, while Soobin Gallery focuses on the works of contemporary Chinese artists.

Orchard Gallery and Galerie Belvedere offer a selection of both Asian and European artists. Besides the galleries, public sculptures grace the MITA compound - look out for Korean sculptor On Sang-Wook's Negative Mass, Harmony of the Generations depicting a crowd of people; and Big Bang, a sculpture by established Singapore-based Irish sculptor Brother Joseph McNally. The ARTrium@MITA is also a popular venue for art exhibitions and intimate concerts.


A total of seven galleries now reside on the fifth floor of Paragon Shopping Centre, including Heng Artland and Orchard Gallery. Most specialise in Chinese/Asian art. Look out for regular art exhibitions which are held at the Paragon Fifth Floor atrium gallery. You may even pick up a painting!

Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade

The shopping arcade within this landmark hotel houses a unique cluster of galleries. Plum Blossoms Gallery and Artfolio offer art lovers an impressive portfolio of established and emerging artists from both Singapore and the region. Check out fossil art in the Evolution Prehistoric Gallery and pop next door to Sanjaya Antiquities Gallery for a unique assemblage of Buddhist and Hindu influenced artefacts, exquisite stone carvings and religious icons dating from the 3rd to the 18th century.
Raffles Hotel is also a stone's throw away from the Waterloo Street Arts Belt and Singapore Art Museum. Head towards Waterloo Street where a whole new arts experience awaits you!

Waterloo Street Arts Belt

Envisioned to serve as a unique focal point for arts activities in the heart of the city, the Waterloo Street Arts Belt was restored and developed over five years at an approximate cost of SGD 7 million. The arts groups housed in the arts belt are ACTION Theatre, the Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore, Dance Ensemble Singapore, Young Musicians' Society and Sculpture Square.

The arts belt also serves as a synergistic link between nearby arts centres and institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum.