Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark


New art installations in the Civic District will be the talk of the town this season with Light to Night 2022 just around the corner. But that isn’t all the arts scene has for us this January. The Singapore Art Museum is opening its doors at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, with free exhibitions for all.


Two storey space with exhibitions, cafe and upcoming bookshop


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As Singapore Art Museum at Bras Basah is undergoing renovations all the way till 2026, those who miss their exhibits can look forward to the launch of their upcoming museum site at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. This is part of the museum’s efforts to diffuse arts into various parts of our lil island.

Tanjong Pagar Distripark - Refuse
Refuse
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The 3,000 sqm space will span two storeys, with expansive galleries, high ceilings and seasonal artworks on display.

On level one, find two galleries – one of which will soon feature artwork Refuse by The Observatory, which explores music and nature, and the post-apocalypse-inspired A Machine Boosting Energy into the Universe by Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai.

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A Machine Boosting Energy into the Universe
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Surrounding the galleries are a reception foyer and a multipurpose space called The Engine Room which will host Gan Siong King: My Video Making Practice by said Malaysian artist. In March 2022, you’ll be able to enjoy screenings of the show on selected weekends as well.

On the third floor of the building, find yet more exhibits, this time by resident arts Chu Hao Pei, Salty Xi Jie Ng, and Johann Yamin who will be familiar names for all those with a penchant for the arts.

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Not just a space for art fiends, coffee and book lovers will also be able to relax at a cafe cum bookshop by Epigram Bookshop and Balestier Market Collective. Enjoy a cuppa and a new read whilst chilling with a view of the Keppel Harbour through floor-to-ceiling windows.

The bookshop will only be fully opened in mid-2022 but there’ll be a pop-up experience planned for 14th January onwards for a taste of what’s to come. 


Visit SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark


Now you may be asking: Tanjong Pagar Distripark where? Located on the fringe of Tanjong Pagar, this lesser-known area of Singapore is located by Keppel Harbour, and sits opposite the ​​old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Soon, it’ll also be an enclave for the arts, and a perfect spot for a refreshing date with your SO or BFFs. 

During the Singapore Art Week which runs from 14th – 23rd January 2022, SAM Tanjong Pagar Distripark will also host live performance, dialogues and free music workshops for children. Visit during the weekends to snap photos at a pop-up photo booth.

SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Price (14th January – 14th February 2022): Free for all visitors
Price (after 14th February 2022): Free for Singapore Residents and PRs | $5/student and senior and $10/adult for standard tickets
Address: 39 Keppel Road, #01-02 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Opening hours: 10AM-7PM, Daily

 Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark website 


Cover image adapted from: Singapore Art Museum