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City Planning in a Nutshell


Want a cram-course on city planning? Well, drop by the URA Gallery and you can do just that. Just next to the famous Maxwell Road Market, the gallery tells the success story of Singapore’s planning efforts.

Check out the 3D model of the Central area 

Learn how Singapore was transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a vibrant metropolis in just 90 seconds. Design your own version of the new downtown at Marina South even before it takes shape. Better still, check out how Singapore’s central area will probably look like in future with the amazing 3D model, unlike any other in the world.

Marina Bay like you have never seen before 



Location                : The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road

Opening hours      : 9.00am – 4.30pm (Mon – Fri)

                                9.00am – 12.30pm (Sat)

(The gallery is closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Admission             : free

* Bookings are only necessary for groups of 10 visitors and more.

  For bookings, please contact Ms Asmah at 6321 8321.





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  A 15-member group comprising people from all walks of life, such as taxi  driver and former principal, will discuss the Urban Redevlopment Authority's (URA) heritage proposals and suggest which old buildings should stay. The panel's formation was announced in April 2002. The URA has already gazetted 5,600 pre-war buildings for conservation, of which two-thirds have so far been restored. It is also looking at post-World War II structures, such as the Beach Road Central Police Station. (Straits Times 27 Jun 2002) (H6)


GG Not. No. 1563 dated 5 Jun 2001

It is hereby notified for general information that, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the Urban Redevelopment Authority Act, the Minister for National Development has appointed the 

following persons to be members of the Urban Redevelopment Authority with effect from 1 June 2001 to 31 March 2003:

  (a) BG Tan Yong Soon 
  (b) Mrs Chin Ean Wah
[ND 311/10-21 Vol 9]

  Conservation guidelines have been relaxed, giving shophouse owners leeway to build rooftop gardens and rear extensions that verge on the avant-garde. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) also wants to get rid of unsightly air- conditioning units at the back of these heritage buildings. These are some of the 23 guideline revisions announced on 19 Oct 2000 by a joint committee of the URA and the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA).

   URA releases 2nd Quarter 2000 Real Estate Information