The Artrium, MICA Building

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The Colorful Windows of the MICA Building near Clarke Quay

Whenever we get to walk around the streets of Clarke Quay, there’s this interesting vivid building just at the backdrop of the G-MAX Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing. You’ll see the multicolored wooden windows popping out the white edifice. It’s in fact the old parliament house in Singapore, which they turned into an art place. The Artrium is a good quick stopover while you’re around the Clarke Quay area.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building

The nearest MRT to reach this place is through Clarke Quay station. There are also bus lines nearby, where you can alight and walk to reach this place: 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 520, 851, 603, 647. It’s a good seven minute walk from MRT to the parliament house, including some walk pauses around the area. Getting to this building means that you also get to see Marina Bay Sands from a different viewpoint and you get to visit Clarke Quay - making it a good supplement to your city tour travel.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building

From the very fa├žade down to the rooms and floors, everything is surrounded by anything art related. It hosts art exhibitions and performing arts events. They showcase art for free. No entrance fee when we visited – just sheer joy when you see the quality of art being displayed versus the amount of money you spent for it, which is of course free. You can even take pictures of the exhibit, and they are quite a handful. 

Aside from the clever name this place holds, the Artrium is a preference because it showcases contemporary Singapore art without being too boxed in one direction. The gallery and exhibitions changes every so often so you are guaranteed that there are always new things to see and learn from. They share works of artists of all genres, from the emerging ones to the established experts. It’s a good place if you want a less crowded yet distinctive art quality – you’ll go for the Artrium. It’s a good venue for relaxing weekend wander with partners, old friends, and yuppie crowd. It’s a go-to place if you’re eyeing for some arts and creative release.

Address: MICA Building 1/L 140 Hill St 179369 Transport
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building
bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: The Artrium, MICA Building


Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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