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Pretty building

Known for colourful windows is this building,lovely to see.Love different shades and colours but... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
Nice windows.

Now a government building, the windows of this are painted different colours. It is quite good to... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Andrew M
Sydney, Australia
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15 Apr 2018
“Pretty building”
6 Jan 2018
“Nice windows.”
The MICA building, with all of its 911 windows painted in a myriad of colours like green, red, yellow and blue, is sure to catch your eye as you explore the Civic District trail. Its vibrant exterior and revamped internal space makes it the ideal...more
140 Hill Street Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Known for colourful windows is this building,lovely to see.Love different shades and colours but better sunny weather

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Now a government building, the windows of this are painted different colours. It is quite good to look at with the Fort Canning Park behind and some not so colourful buildings around.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The building used to belong to the police and is now a government building. They have done a nice job recovering the colonial building. It definitely calls your attention as you go by it. There are sone galleries there as well.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rossana2005
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The architecture of the building is certainly eye-catching with its very colourful shutters and 'stoic' style. Many people spoken to remembered it for those reasons but didn’t venture inside at all. There are some government offices there but also some interesting art galleries (mainly Asian...More

Date of experience: March 2017
26  Thank paul g
Reviewed 9 July 2016

It was refreshing and interesting to see this colorful old building. We were on our own walking tour to discover places nearby and were delightfully impressed with this building. Worth a visit just to take pictures. We did not enter.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank highfever88
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The MICA building is beautiful and stands out in Clarke Quay due to the colourful window frames which adorn the building. Take time to enjoy it from the outside.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This building is located opposite Clarke Quay. The building is restored to its former glory and each window is colored to liven up the buiulding. The ground floor houses art galleries, while the upper floors house the offices of the government ministry: Ministry of Communication...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank WoooWho
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Of course the building looks very cheerful and inviting on the outside. Ironically, the MICA building at 140 Hill Street, is mainly known for having been the Old Police building. It now houses several life-enhancing ministries: culture, youth and civilization. Don't just go by to...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Eleni O
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The primary purpose of this building is to house 2 Singapore government ministries, specifically the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth; and the Minsitry of Communications and Information. As such, most of the building isn't accessible to the general public. On the ground floor, however,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Heard that the art galleries inside this building are a "good find', I decided to go there and have a look. Knew beforehand that the galleries mostly specialize in south East Asian art and since I'm not a fan, I went in with low expectations...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank bcheong
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