Singapore Art Museum

Being stuck at home for months due to lockdown protocols can be tiring and, in some instances, make us feel unmotivated. Maybe it’s high time to go on an Arts and Culture trip around Rochor! It may help uplift your spirit by acquiring fresh experiences and new learnings.

Here are 5 things you can do and arts and culture hubs to visit around the area:

  1. Discover Contemporary Pieces at Singapore Art Museum

For some, the idea of visiting an art museum sounds a bit boring. But gallery-goers and curious visitors claim that going to museums is a good way to nurture yourself with various artworks and contemporary art installations. You will be mesmerized by how these masterpieces were intricately and passionately made.

This museum also features an impressive collection of Southeast Asian contemporary art, and some works are from notable pioneer artists. 

Location: 93 Stamford Rd Singapore, 178897

Hours: 10 am to 7 pm daily

  1. Get Inspiration from Photographs at Objectifs

One’s mood can get a much-needed boost just by looking at things that are pleasing to the eyes. Imagine what goodness, aesthetically pleasing, and soulful photographs can do to a person’s well-being.

You will get that and more when you visit Objectifs, a non-profit visual arts space in Singapore that seeks to inspire and show various perspectives through the artists’ lenses. 

Location: 155 Middle Rd, Singapore 188977

Hours: 12 noon to 7 pm from Tuesdays to Saturday | 12 noon to 4 pm every Sunday | Closed on Mondays

Museum of Independent Music Singapore

  1. Learn about Various Music Genres at the Museum of Independent Music Singapore

Music is another form of art that can be therapeutic in many ways. But isn’t it more interesting to know more about the creators of the music you love listening to?

You would get this by visiting the Museum of Independent Music Singapore, an educational and archival space about Singapore’s indie music industry.  The museum itself was established to preserve the legacy of the country’s culture for future generations to see and hear.

That means by just visiting this place, you are supporting its cause while taking a break by discovering interesting stories about SG’s independent music scene. 

Location: 23 Madras St, Singapore 208418

Hours: 11 am to 6 pm Mondays to Fridays | Closed on weekends

  1. Get to know India and its History at the Indian Heritage Centre

Knowing your roots is already an achievement unlocked but exploring other cultures is one of the most fulfilling goals you might want to tick off your bucket list.

Singapore’s true beauty lies in its diversity, being a melting pot of cultures.  From India’s traditional textiles to its vibrant culture and history, the Indian Heritage Centre will let you know how Indian culture flourished in Singapore and how it helped shape the economy. 

Location: 41 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219170

Hours: 10 am to 7 pm daily

  1. Go on a guided tour at the Gem Museum

Locals and tourists highly recommend both the museum and the guided tour at the Gem Museum. The place may be small, but visitors consider it a “hidden gem” to have a very friendly and generous owner and tour guide (both are certified gemologists!).

Home to various types of gems, this place will show you how these precious crystals are formed. Want to immortalize your visit? You can ask them to make you a piece of personalized jewelry.

A ring or a pendant? It’s all up to you and your budget! 

Location: 26 Kandahar St, Level 2, Singapore 198888

Hours: 12 noon to 5 pm any day except Mondays and Sundays; They open at 11 am on Saturdays

End your day with a sumptuous and hearty meal you can find in the area. Maybe dig into something you haven’t tried before. Don’t be afraid to try something new!

Are you running out of cash to pursue this trip? There is a reliable money lender near Rochor  you can count on. Raffles Credit offers personal loans that can help you fund the trip you deserve.