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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Singapore National Museum


Since my brother was an architect, we visited Singapore National Museum because we saw a brochure that says about an ongoing architecture exhibit on the place. And apt to say the architectural designs of the Singapore National Museum is a thing of beauty, from industrial ceilings to its minimalistic corridors, stairways and halls, window panel, marble flooring all conspire to make it much appealing to one’s eyes.


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Being held at the same time was the movie and other art exhibitions of Matthew Barney an American artist known for his unnatural artistry in sculptures, drawing, photography and film, among other things he is the husband (not sure though if they’re still together) of Icelandic singer Bjork. We checked out some clips of his Cremaster Cycle at the museum and I would say it blows my mind away.

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Honestly, I don’t see myself as a “museum dude”, but I admit going to one, actually soothes your mind, gives you the chance to see other things, albeit confusing as Matthew Barney’s art or simple architectural scale model designs – i find it as one of those that exercises your mind and in some sense increases your cultural awareness. I would not mind going to more museums in the future.

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Cameras are not allowed inside the rooms where actual exhibitions are displayed, but on the lobby there are a few industrial designs artifacts on display.

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Looking around every corners of the museum – we were awed by the cool architectural design of the place.

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It’s a convenient place to spend half a day just walking around the place feeling artsy fartsy lol.


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not part of the exhibit, its just me

The outside was equally impressive with its neat walls, high arching beams and shard corner edges – it definitely creates a unique architectural look. Afterward we took the train to Orchard road and had an early dinner at Lucky Plaza with some Filipinos we met there.


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