Rotunda of the National Museum of Singapore
(13 September 2010)
The Museum Planning Area
is an urban planning area within the Civic District
, in the Central Business District
. It took its name from the National Museum of Singapore
, as well as the plan to make the area a cultural precinct within the Central Area.
Within the Museum Planning Area are three neighbourhoods, or subzones, namely Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut
and Fort Canning
. The main roads in this area include Orchard Road
, Penang Road
and Clemenceau Avenue
The Museum Planning Area is rich in historic monuments, which include the Armenian Church
, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
, Cathay Building, Central Fire Station
, the House of Tan Yeok Nee
, MacDonald House
, Old Tao Nan School (today the Peranakan Museum
), the National Museum of Singapore
, the Old Hill Street Police Station (today the MICA Building
), the former Saint Joseph's Institution (today the Singapore Art Museum). Other buildings of historical significance in the area included the YMCA, the National Theatre and the United Chinese Library.
Map of the Museum Planning Area
How to go to the Museum Planning Area
The Bras Basah MRT Station
(CC2) is located on the eastern end of the Museum Planning Area while the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
is on the western end.
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