Singapore City Gallery is a great introduction to the city’s urban development history and master plan for the future. It’s a little confusing to navigate (I nearly missed the main portion on the upper floor) but well worth the effort. Three enormous scale models of the city combine with video and interactive exhibits to paint an interesting picture of where the city came from and where it’s headed next. Additional areas feature books on the city’s architecture and sketches of city scenes. Down the main corridor on the first floor was a really compelling study of how to develop (or not) the old Rail Corridor running north and south across the island. As one of the last remaining undeveloped green spaces and home to numerous critically endangered species, its future is important and may be best left untouched. One display panel said it best: Development = $76 million. No development = Free.

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